Rouhani Congratulates National Wrestling Team on World Cup Champrionship
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the country’s national freestyle wrestling team on winning the championship title at the 2014 Wrestling World Cup in the US.
“I appreciate and acknowledge the efforts of the whole coaches, members and particularly the champions of the national freestyle wrestling team, and congratulate the honorable victory to the wrestlers, their revered families, the country’s athletic community and the Iranian noble nation,” Rouhani said in a Monday message.
On Sunday night, Iran free-style wrestling team won the World Cup for the third straight year in US states of California.
The Iranian team beat Russia 6-2 in the World Cup finals at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Iran, backed by a noisy crowd of fans, also won the team title at the 2013 World Championships in freestyle wrestling.
In third-place match, host US defeated Ukraine 7-1.
Iran had already defeated Armenia (8-0), Turkey (7-1), US (5-3), and India (8-0) in Pool A. Iran took part in the competitions with 16 wrestlers in eight weight category.