Asian Games: Alireza Karimi Wins Iran’s Second Gold
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Freestyle wrestler Alireza Karimi won Iran’s second gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games on Sunday.
In the men’s freestyle 97kg, the Iranian wrestler defeated Magomed Musaev from Kyrgyzstan 6-0 at the Jakarta Convention Center Assembly Hall to win the gold medal.
Freestyle Hassan Yazdani had already won the first gold medal for Iran in the 86kg.
Iranian Poomsae practitioners Koorosh Bakhtiyar and Marjan Salahshouri claimed two silver medals in the first day.
Wrestler Reza Atri also claimed a bronze medal in the men’s freestyle 57kg.
The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event that got underway on August 18 and will run until September 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
The athletes compete in 465 events across 40 sports and 67 disciplines.
These are the 18th edition of the quadrennial event.