Freestyler Yazdani listed among three the most outstanding performances of 2017

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian freestyler Hassan Yazdani has been listed among three wrestlers who showed the most outstanding performances of 2017. The most outstanding performances of 2017 came from Turkish Yasemin Adar, Helen Maroulis from the USA and Hassan Yazdani Charati of Iran, unitedworldwrestling.org reported. According to the site, Yazdani kicked off the 2017 World Championships with

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Keikha makes history for Iran: Asian Gymnastics Union

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iran’s Saeedreza Keikha, who made history for his country when his first unique element on Pommel Horse was named “The Keikha” in his honor, finished second at the recently-held Toyota International Gymnastics in Japan. Keikha, the only Iranian in the prestigious competition, won a silver with 14.275 points, Asian Gymnastic Union reported. The 29-year-old performed

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Siamand Rahman snatches gold at World Para Powerlifting Championship

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Siamand Rahman of Iran claimed a gold medal in the men’s over 107kg of the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico City on Friday. After achieving what no other man had before by breaking the 300kg barrier at Rio 2016 to set a new world record of 310kg, most fans were expecting the Iranian to

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Iran wins title at USA World Weightlifting Championship

(IranSportsPress.com-FiancialTribune)- Iran weightlifting squad finished atop the ‘Big’ medals table at the World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, California, November 28-December 5. In the Big medals ranking, medals won in the total results (snatch and clean & jerk together) are counted. Thus considering the two total gold, one total silver and two total bronze medals in different

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Paralympics gold medalist, Javanmardi, to sell her medal to help Iran quake victims

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Paralympic Games gold medal winner in shooting Sareh Javanmard is going to sell her medal to raise money for the victims of Sunday’s earthquake which left at least 500 people dead in Iran. The 7.3-magnitude quake struck in the remote border area between Iran and Iraq late Sunday. As of right now, the earthquake

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Olympic weightlifter auctions his gold medal for Iran quake victims

(IranSportsPress.com-CNN)- Iran’s Olympic weightlifting champion Kianoush Rostami has put his gold medal up for auction to raise money for the victims of Sunday’s earthquake which left at least 452 people dead in Iran and Iraq. The 7.3-magnitude quake that struck in the remote border area between Iran and Iraq late Sunday left thousands of people injured hundreds

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Iran finishes fourth at FIBA U-16 Women’s Asia Championship

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iran came fourth at the Division B of the FIBA U-16 Women’s Asia Championship. The Iranian team lost to Kazakhstan 61-47 in the third-placed match on Saturday. Iran started the competition with an 89-32 win over Nepal but lost to host India 97-53 in its second match. Iran overpowered Sri Lanka 84-76 and also beat

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Jordan Burroughs ready to wrestle for Iranian club Bimeh Razi

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Olympic champion and four-time World champion Jordan Burroughs will likely join Iranian wrestling club Bimeh Razi, team’s manager, Kiumars Mehrabi, said. There is no place Burroughs enjoys competing more than wrestling-crazed Iran. The passion of the fans and level of competition is unmatched anywhere in the world. According to Mehrabi, the Iranian team has

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Iran Sanda Team makes history and wins World Wushu Championships

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian sanda practitioners made history, winning the World Wushu Championships for the first time. The Iranian fighters claimed seven gold medals and one silver in the competition. China became runner-up with seven gold medals and one silver. Host Russia finished in third place after winning two gold, one silver and two bronze medals. China

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US chess team welcomes chess master Dorsa Derakhshani Iran banned for headwear

(IranSportsPress.com-nypost.com)- Dorsa Derakhshani is moving on to a team where she’ll be welcomed no matter her choice of headwear. Over seven months after the 19-year-old Tehran native was kicked off the Iranian national chess team for wearing a headband instead of a hijab at an international tournament, Derkhshani has joined the United States team, according to an

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