Iran’s Greco-Roman team wins World Cup

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers beat Turkish wrestlers 5-2 in the western Russian town of Saransk on Sunday.

The Iranian squad found its way to the finals after defeating Bulgaria, Russia, Belarus, and Azerbaijan.

In the final round, Iranian wrestlers Hamid Sourian in the 55-kilogram category, Omid Norouzi in the 60-kilogram, Saeed Abdevali in the 66-kilogram, Taleb Neā€™matpour in the 84-kilogram, and Davoud Gilneirang in the 96-kilogram overpowered their Turkish opponents but Hadi Alizadeh-Pournia in the 74-kilogram class and Reza Qasemi in the 120-kilogram lost to their rivals.

Iran had won the Greco-Roman world cup earlier in 2010 in Armenia and 2011 in Belarus.

Last week, the Iranian free style wrestling team also topped the 2012 FILA Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, after defeating the hosts in the final of the games.

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