Iran tops Russia 6-1 in freestyle wrestling event
Friday, February 22, 2013
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has won again at a freestyle wrestling tournament in Tehran, this time beating Russia 6-1.
Hasan Rahimi, Masoud Esmailpour, Sadegh Goudarzi, Ehsan Lashkari, Hamed Tatari and Komeil Ghassemi all posted wins for Iran on Friday. Alan Gogaev defeated Mahdi Taghavi for Russia's only victory.
On Thursday, the Iranians defeated the United States 6-1.
The tournament has been a scene of unity among participants against a decision by the International Olympic Committee to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympics.