Iran’s Saravi Takes Gold at Budapest Ranking Series


Iran’s Saravi Takes Gold at Budapest Ranking Series

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Mohammad Hadi Saravi won a gold medal at the 2024 Budapest Ranking Series.

At 97kg, World Championships bronze medalist Saravi had no issues beating whoever tried to challenge him. In the final Alex Szoke from Hungary led 1-1 on criteria but Saravi scored a takedown.

Iran’s Shayan Habib Zare also won a bronze in the weight class beating Kevin Mejia Castillo from Honduras.

Poya Dadmarz seized a silver medal at the 55kg, losing to Azerbaijan’s Eldaniz Azizli.

At 67kg the Iranian wrestlers won two bronze medals. Saeid Esmaeili beat Kyotaro Sogabe of Japan 6-5 and Mohammad Reza Geraei defeated Andres Montano from Ecuador 3-3.

Iran’s Danial Sohrabi defeated Shmagi Bolkvadze from Georgia 7-3 to win a bronze medal at 72kg.

Mohammad Reza Mokhtari defeated Azerbaijan’s Sanan Suleymanov at 77kg bronze medal match.

Mohammad Hossein Mahmoudi also seized a bronze medal at 87kg after defeating Ali Cengiz from Turkey 10-4.

This was the last UWW Ranking Series event of the season and gave the athletes a final chance to up their ranking prior to the Olympic Games.

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