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12 August 2022, 09:19

Hashemi wins Iran's 5th gold medal in Islamic countries' free style

TEHRAN, 12 August (BelTA - IRNA). - Iran's Mehdi Hashemi won the fifth gold medal of Iran national free style team in 125-kg weight mightily in his match against his Turkish competitor.

The Konya 2021 Islamic Countries Solidarity Game that began in Turkey on Wednesday ended on Thursday.

The final and qualification matches in the second five weighs began at 7 pm, Thursday.

In 125-kg, there were seven wrestlers in two 4 and three-athlete groups, who wrestled in rotating method, and Mehdi Hashemi in his first match beat Azerbaijan Republic's Rahid Hamidly 9-0. In his second match Hashemi beat Arsalan-Bak Turdokof from Kyrgyzstan 10-nil.

Heshemi's third match versus Rahman-Bak Hassan-By from Uzbekistan in the semi-final ended 5-1 in his favor, that led him to the final match versus Safar-Zia-Muhammad Safarov from Turkmenistan, whom he beat 10-0.

The Iranian freestyle wrestler from Juybar, Mazandaran, faced Salim Arjan from Turkey in the final, whom he beat 8-0 to win the Iranian team's fifth medal in freestyle wrestling these games.

Before him, Ali Savad-Kuhi and Ahmad Bazri in 79 and 92kg weights gained gold medals and Hossein Abuzari in 70kg weight and Majid Dastan in 61-kg won bronze medals.

On Wednesday in the first five weight the Iranian freestyle wrestlers had gained two gold one silver and a bronze medal.

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