Iranian Wrestlers Win Gold, Silver at Asian Championships

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Ezzatollah Akbari and Mojtaba Goleij claimed a gold and a silver medal respectively on the first day of freestyle at the Asian Wrestling Championships.

Akbari built up a commanding 5-0 lead before Uzbekistan’s Rashid Kurbanov defaulted with a knee injury with 0:19 remaining in their 79kg gold-medal match.

In the 97kg final, Goleij lost to Uzbekistan’s Magomed Ibragimov 5-3 and earned a silver medal.

The 2018 Asian Wrestling Championships got underway at the Kozhomkul Sports Palace, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan.

The event has kicked off on February 27 and will finish on March 4.

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