Iran Announces Lineup for Freestyle World Cup


Iran Announces Lineup for Freestyle World Cup

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s lineup for the 2022 Freestyle World Cup in the US was released.

The Freestyle and Women’s Wrestling World Cup will be held at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, on December 10-11.

It is the first time that men’s freestyle and women’s freestyle will be held together side-by-side at the World Cup.

The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, conducted by United World Wrestling.

The top five teams in men’s freestyle and the top five teams in women’s wrestling from the 2022 Senior World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia in September have confirmed their participation.

There is also an All-World Team in each discipline, featuring the top available athlete from the World Championships in each weight class that were not from a nation that qualified for the World Cup.

The Iran World Cup team will feature five senior world medalists, as well as seven others who have won world medals at the age-group levels.

The team is led by two-time world champion Kamran Ghasmpour at 97kg. Ghasempour won his world titles in 2021 and 2022, and also won U-23 world titles in 2018 and 2019.

Iran Freestyle World Cup team:
57 kg – Reza Momeni
61 kg – Armin Habibzadeh
65 kg – Rahman Amouzad Khalili
65 kg – Mohammadreza Bagheri Heydarabadi
70 kg – Aliakbar Fazli Khalili
70 kg – Amirmohammad Yazdani
74 kg – Mohmmadsadegh Firouzpour
79 kg – Mohammad Nokhodi
79 kg – Ali Savadkouhi
86 kg – Alireza Karimi Machini
92 kg – Amirhossein Firouzpour
97 kg – Kamran Ghasempour
97 kg – Amirali Azarpira
125 kg – Amirreza Valadi