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24 February 2023, 11:40

Iran's Delkhani wins Egypt UWW snatching gold medal


TEHRAN, 24 February (BelTA - IRNA). - Iran national Greco-Roman wrestling team's 63kg athlete Meysam Delkhani won the 2023 Egypt Ibrahim Moustafa 2023 Wrestling Tournament's gold medal with UWW ranking on Thursday night.

The bronze medal and final matches of the first seven weights of the Wrestling Tournament too were held later on the same night in Egypt's Alexandria city.

In 63kg weight, Delkhani won his first match versus Simik Mahmudov from Kyrgyzstan 7-nil, and in his 2nd match in the quarter-final also beat Victor Sivbanu, the world gold medal holder from Moldavia 4-0, to reach the semifinal match. In the semifinal, too, he beat Kazakhstan's Madyar Maltkabayev 2-1 in a tough match to reach the final.

In the final match, Delkhhani was faced with the world silver medal holder Larry Abuladze, whom he also beat in a very tough match 8-7 to win the tournament's gold medal of his weight.

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