Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestlers stand first in world

Iranian national Greco-Roman team beat host team Azerbaijan Republic "despite referees' biased judgement" to become world champion of 2022.

Iran’s championship was gained with 5-5 result with Azerbaijan, but 21-19 positive points in Iran’s favor. That was while in some matches biased judgements of the referees led to defeat of some highly competent Iranian athletes.

This was the Iran national Greco-Roman team’s 6th world championship, and the previous 5 championships of Iran, namely the one in Yerevan in 2010, in Minsk in 2011, in Saransk in 2014, in Tehran in 2014, and in Shiraz in 2016.

According to the World Wrestling Union (FILA) the world cup winner in Greco-Roman field in awarded 70,000 Swiss francs, the 2nd team 20,000, and the 3rd team 10,000.The World Stars Team, too, in the qualification match versus Turkey gained the 3rd world place in a 5-5 tie and 22-19 positive point.

The Iranian national team in its first matches in Baku 2022 Baku Greco-Roman World Championship managed to beat Serbia 6-4. The Iranian champions had in their 2nd series of wrestling, too, beat Kyrgyzstan 8-2 to reach the final.

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