Iran Defeats Belarus, Turkey in Freestyle World Cup
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran defeated Belarus and Turkey in Pool A of the 2015 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup on early Sunday.
In the competition got underway in Los Angeles, the Iranian team beat Belarus 8-0 in its opening match and then defeated Turkey 7-1.
Iran will face powerhouse Azerbaijan early Monday.
Elsewhere, host USA beat Cuba and Russia in Pool B.
Winners of each pool will meet in the final.
IRAN 8, BELARUS 0
57 kg – Hassan Rahimi (Iran) dec. Ulandzislau Andreyeu (Belarus), 5-2
61 kg – Behnam Ehsanpoor (Iran) dec. Dzianis Maksimau (Belarus), 7-0
65 kg – Seyed Ahmad Mohammadi Pahnehkalaei (Iran) won by tech. fall over Azamat Nurykau (Belarus), 11-0
70 kg – Hassan Yazdani Charati (Iran) won by tech. fall over Zhan Safyan (Belarus), 12-1
74 kg – Morteza Rezaei Ghaleh (Iran) dec. Ali Shabanau (Belarus), 4-4
86 kg – Alireza Karimimachiani (Iran) dec. Amarhajy Mahamedau (Belarus), 7-4
97 kg – Reza Yazdani (Iran) won by tech. fall over Ivan Yankouski (Belarus), 10-0
125 kg – Parviz Hadibasmanj (Iran) dec. Aleksei Shemarov (Belarus), 6-0
IRAN 7, TURKEY 1
57 kg – Sezar Akgul (Turkey) dec. Younes Sarmastidizaji (Iran), 13-10
61 kg – Behnam Ehsanpoor (Iran) dec. Munir Recep Aktas (Turkey), 5-0
65 kg – Masmoud Esmailpour (Iran) won by tech. fall over Sefa Aksoy (Turkey), 10-0
70 kg – Hassan Yazdani Charati (Iran) won by forfeit
74 kg – Peyman Yarahmadi (Iran) won by forfeit
86 kg – Meisam Mostafajoukar (Iran) over Serdar Boke (Turkey) TF 10-0
97 kg – Mohammad Hossien Mohammadian (Iran) dec. Ibrahim Bolukbasi (Turkey), 4-4
125 kg – Komeil Ghasemi (Iran) over Tanju Gemici (Turkey), 1:08