Iran Third on Medal Table as AIMAG Ends

The Iranian team collected a total of 118 medals and finished third, the host nation, Turkmenistan, was on top with 245 medals and China claimed the second spot with 97 medals
Iran men’s national Greco-Roman wrestling teamIran men’s national Greco-Roman wrestling team

Iranian athletes emerged third on the medal table at the end of the fifth edition of Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan.

The Iranian team took home a total of 118 medals (36 gold, 23 silver and 59 bronze). The host nation was on top with 245 medals (89 gold, 70 silver and 86 bronze) while China claimed the second spot with 97 medals (42 gold, 32 silver and 23 bronze).

  8 Medals for Wrestlers

Iran men’s national Greco-Roman wrestling squad bagged 6 gold medals and 2 silver.  In the 59 kg category, Iran’s Mohsen Hajipour defeated Uzbekistan and Indonesia and advanced to semi-final match, IRNA reported.

In the semi-final round he defeated Turkmenistan 5-1 and entered the finals where he was overpowered by Kyrgyz rival and that left him with a silver.

After defeating Jordan and Japan, Amin Souri in the category of 66 kg was overpowered by Kazakhstan and took silver.

Meanwhile, Iranian wrestlers in the 71 kg, 75 kg, 80 kg, 85 kg, 98 kg and 130 kg categories took gold.

  Silver in Snooker

Iran’s sole snooker player Hossein Vafaie received silver after losing to his Chinese rival 4-2.

The Iranian squad, including 214 athletes (115 male and 66 female), attended the event in twenty fields, namely futsal, table tennis, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Sambo, Kurash, Jujutsu, bowling, billiards, cycling, track-and-field, swimming, weightlifting, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, Pahlavani wrestling, Alysh, basketball, taekwondo, horse-riding and chess.


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