Iran Wins Freestyle Wrestling World Cup

The Iranian national wrestling team claimed the Freestyle World Cup for the fifth time in a row on Monday June 12.

The Iranian team defeated Russia 5-3 in the final match held at The Forum, Inglewood, California and won the title.

Iran started the campaign with a 5-3 victory over Azerbaijan and routed India 8-0 in Pool B. Iran and USA split four matches apiece, but Iran held the edge on classification points, 17-15, giving them the tiebreaker.

Iran beat Russia 5-3 in the final match and finished in first place.

In the bronze medal match, Georgia defeated USA 5-3.

Russia (including the former Soviet Union) is the most decorated team with 15 titles, followed by the USA and Iran with 13 and 7 respectively.

1st Place Match
Iran 5 – Russia 3
57 kg: Hassan Rahimi (Iran) dec. Gadzhimurad Rashidov (Russia), 3-3
61 kg: Masoud Esmaeilpour (Iran) dec. Viktor Rassadin (Russia), 12-6
65 kg: Magomed Kurbanaliev (Russia) dec. Meysam Nasiri (Iran), 4-1
70 kg: Mostafa Hosseinkhani (Iran) dec. Khalil Aminov (Russia), 10-1
74 kg: Hassan Yazdani (Iran) tech. fall Khetik Tsabolov (Russia), 14-4
86 kg: Shamil Kudiiamagomedov (Russia) dec. Alireza Karimi (Iran), 6-3
97 kg: Abdusalam Gadisov (Russia) dec. Amir Mohammadi (Iran), 10-3
125 kg: Komeil Ghasemi (Iran) dec. Muradin Kushkov (Russia), 3-22016 MEN’S FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
At The Forum, Inglewood, California, June 11-12

Final Standings
1st: Iran
2nd: Russia
3rd: Georgia
4th: United States
5th: Azerbaijan
6th: Mongolia
7th: India
8th: Turkey

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