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03 February 2023, 09:21

Zarea emerges mightily in heart of Europe


TEHRAN, 3 February (BelTA - IRNA). - Iran's Amir-Hossein Zarea in the 125kg weight of the 2023 Zagreb Open Freestyle Championship won Iran's 4th gold medal when his Azeri competitor refrained from wrestling.

Before Zarea, Iran's other good wrestlers, Reza Atri, Hassan Yazdani and Ali Savadkouhi had won gold medals and Amir-Ali Arapira a silver medal in these games.

In 125kg weight Zarea in his first match beat Milan Kursuk from Hungary 11-1 and in his second game won the match 10-nil versus Kamil Kusiulik from Hungary to reach the semifinal.

In the semifinal he beat Daneil Ligti from Hungary 9-2 to reach the final. In the final Zarea's competitor from Azerbaijan Republic, Georgi Mishvildi did not attend the round mattress and thus Zarea won the gold medal of his weight mightily.

Iran thus won 4 gold and two silver medals of the Zagreb Zagreb Open Freestyle Championship, which also has the United World Wrestling (UWW) raking.

The Greco Roman matches of the games will begin on Friday morning and Iran is participating with 18 wrestlers.

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