Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestling team crowned world champions for 1st time

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Iranian wrestlers finish first for the first time in the 2014 Greco-Roman World Wrestling Championships.

The Iranian national Greco-Roman wrestling team were crowned world champions in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Sunday.

Hamid Sourian won the Iranian squad’s only gold medal in the 59-kg weight category. Omid Nowruzi bagged a silver medal in the 66-kg category. Afshin Biabangard and Ghasem Rezai secured two bronzes in the 71-kg and 98-kg categories respectively.

Iran finished first in the overall standings on 42 points. Russia came in second. It was the first time the Iranian Greco-Roman wrestling team became world champions.

Immediately after Iran were crowned champions, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei released a message to congratulate the Iranian athletes on their unprecedented championship in the world event.


Emad Askarieh
Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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