Youth Collect Gold Medals Secure Olympic Quotas

The squad achieved three gold medals on the first day.The squad achieved three gold medals on the first day.

Junior wrestlers from Iran won all three possible gold medals on the first day of Asian Cadet and Under 21 Wrestling Championships in the  freestyle division in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The competitions were held in 65kg, 71kg and 80 kg on Saturday, according to the website of Iran Wrestling Federation.
Mohammad Karimi beat three rivals all with 10-0 result to enter the final clash where he beat the Kazakh wrestler Bekzat Zhalgassov to win gold. Stamnbul Zhanaybek from Kyrgyzstan, Inhyeok Joo of South Korea and Turkmen Khairullo Lululov were Karimi’s rivals on his way to the finals.
Gold was also taken by Mohammad Nokhodi in 71kg category; he first thrashed Temuujin Mendbileg from Mongolia 10-2 and then Hikaru Takata of Japan 12-4. In the semis Nokhodi overcame Azizbek Fayzullaev from the host country.
Kazakh wrestler Islambeyk Ilyassov was his rival in the final clash, who was also defeated by Nokhodi.


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