Iran Eyes Wrestling Gold Medals at Asian Games

Iran Eyes Wrestling Gold Medals at Asian GamesIran Eyes Wrestling Gold Medals at Asian Games

Jakarta Asian Games will open in five days and Iran’s wrestling teams are on the nation’s radar to win medals and reconfirm Iran as the best in the field in the ancient continent.
In the previous round of the Asian Games, freestyle and Greco-Roman teams bagged six gold medals, which was a quarter of all the gold Iran collected in the games. The wrestlers also won one silver and five bronze medals meaning Iran took 12 medals in 14 weight classes.
For this year's event, slated for August 18-September 2, the organizers of the games decided to reduce the number of weight classes to six for each wrestling division, so each participating nation can send at the most 12 wrestlers.
Freestylers are men of experience with world champion from Iran Hassan Yazdani among them, while the Greco-Roman team has young wrestlers in its ranks.


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