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

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.


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