3 Silver, 2 Bronze for Kurash Squad

3 Silver, 2 Bronze for Kurash Squad3 Silver, 2 Bronze for Kurash Squad

Iran’s Kurash squad bagged five 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, Hamed Rashidi and Mojtaba Zamani, the Kurash wrestlers in -90kg class finished second and third at the games respectively. Also Jafar Pahlevani grabbed the silver medal of +100kg category.

Qanbar-Ali Qanbari in -60kg division lost the final game to an Uzbek rival and took consolation in a silver medal.

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

Iran attended the games with two athletes in each weight category. The rest left the tournament empty handed.


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