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19 September 2023, 10:04

Iran's freestyle wrestler Zare wins gold at 2023 Belgrade


TEHRAN, 19 September (BelTA - IRNA). -Iran's freestyle wrestler Amir Hossein Zare won a gold medal in the 2023 World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

He defeated Georgian Geno Petriashvili 11-0 in the final bout of 125kg.

Turkey's Taha Akgül and American Mason Parris won the bronze medals.

Earlier, American wrestler David Taylor defeated Hassan Yazdani of Iran in 86-kg weight category of the 2023 World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

Olympic gold medalist David Taylor earned a third world wrestling title by defeating rival Hassan Yazdani of Iran as the US won the first three gold medals of the championships in Belgrade.

Yazdani lost to Taylor 9-3 in the final match of 86kg and received the silver medal of the competitions.

The bronze medals were won by Myles Amine from San Marino and Kazakhstan's Azamat Dauletbekov.

Earlier in the day, Amirmohammad Yazdani lost to American wrestler Zain Retherford 8-5 in the final bout of the 70kg.

Retherford had won a silver medal in the previous edition in Belgrade after losing to Japanese wrestler Taishi Narikuni 10-0.

Bulgarian Ramazan Ramazanov and Armenia's Arman Andreasyan claimed two bronze medals in the weight class.

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