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1 Silver, 1 Bronze for Wrestlers in Istanbul

1 Silver, 1 Bronze for Wrestlers in Istanbul1 Silver, 1 Bronze for Wrestlers in Istanbul

Iran’s Kurash squad finished with two medals at the 11th World Kurash Senior Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, November 30-December 4.

Kurash is an old Turkic term for wrestling and specifically refers to a number of folk wrestling styles practiced in Central Asia.

According to Varzesh3.com, Qanbar-Ali Qanbari of -60kg division beat rivals from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to reach the finals.

However, in the final game he lost to another Uzbek and took consolation in a silver medal.

In the -66 kg category,  Behzad Vojdani defeated his Uzbek and South Korean rivals but lost to a Kazakh. The color bronze was his fortune.

Three other members from Iran’s squad were less fortunate and left the tournament empty handed.

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