Grapplers Grab Gold, Silver in Azerbaijan

Grapplers Grab Gold, Silver in AzerbaijanGrapplers Grab Gold, Silver in Azerbaijan

Competing in the category of 92 kg, Iranian grappler Valiollah Fahimi won the gold medal at the Grappling World Championships in Baku, October 21.

In the final match, Fahimi defeated his Polish rival and won the championships, IRNA reported.

Another Iranian athlete Salar Delfani was overpowered by a Russia rival due to a leg injury and received a silver medal.

In hand-to-hand combat, grappling is a close fighting technique used to gain a physical advantage such as improving relative position, or causing injury to the opponent. Grappling covers techniques used in many disciplines, styles and martial arts that are practiced both as combat sports and for self-defense.

Grappling most commonly does not include striking or the use of weapons. However, some fighting styles or martial arts known especially for their grappling techniques teach tactics that include strikes and weapons either alongside grappling or combined with it.

Grappling World Championships was held October 18-21 in Baku.

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