Legendary wrestler Takhti remembered on his 49th death anniversary

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- The 49th death anniversary of legendary Iranian wrestler Gholamreza Takhti was observed with reverence and respect on Friday. President of Iran Wrestling Federation Rasoul Khadem and the top sports officials attended the commemoration. Takhti was born in Tehran on August 27, 1930 and was found dead in a hotel room on January 7, 1968. He

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Radostin Stoychev close to Iran volleyball hot seat

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)-Bulgarian coach Radostin Stoychev will likely take charge of Iran national volleyball team. Stoychev is the only available option to take charge of the Iranian team after Italian Andrea Anastasi rejected to head the team. “I will make a decision about coaching Iran as soon as possible. My negotiation with the Iranian volleyball federation is

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Iran’s Sajjad Esteki on radar of big European Handball clubs

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian international handball player Sajjad Esteki has caught of the eye of some of Europe’s biggest clubs. The 26-year-old player, who plays for Dinamo Bucuresti at the moment, scored 13 goals against Portugal’s Braga at the VELUX EHF Champions League and moved up to the top of the top-scorer table. Hungarian Veszprém Barabás, SG Flensburg-Handewitt

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Andrea Anastasi likely to replace Raul Lozano as Iran Volleyball head coach

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Head of Iran’s Volleyball Federation Mohammadreza Davarzani said Andrea Anastasi is close to taking charge of the country’s volleyball team. The Iranian federation has negotiated with Marcelo Mendez, Argentinean coach Sada Cruzeiro, Italian coach Andrea Anastasi and Bulgarian Radostin Stoychev in the last few days. Mendez is no longer a possibility to be appointed

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Iran’s Powerlifter Rahman voted as the best Male Athlete of the Rio 2016 Paralympics

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim)-Iranian powerlifter Siamand Rahman has been voted by the public as the Allianz Best Male Athlete of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Prior to Rio 2016, Rahman’s mark stood at 296kg and he was determined to reach 300kg. He did not disappoint, clearing the bar at 305kg for the gold medal. He then

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Iran B beat China 3-1 in final and wins Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)-Iran B national team defeated China 3-1 (23–25, 25–23, 25–21, 25–21) at the 5th AVC Cup for Men at the Nakhon Pathom Gymnasium on Wednesday. The Iranian team had already won the AVC Cup in 2008 and 2010 in the competition. Iran’s Alireza Behboudi was named as the Most Valuable Player of the

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Iran Crowned FIBA Asia Challenge Champion

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim)-Iranian national basketball team claimed the title of the FIBA Asia Challenge 2016 after defeating South Korea 77-47. Also, Jordan defeated fellow West Asian side Iraq 94-72 in the third place match. Rounding off the top five teams of the tournament were the Chinese, who turned back Japan in their classification game 75-67.

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Athlete Profile: 2016 Mr. Olympia athlete; Arash Rahbar

Siddique Farooqi (ISP) —–  Iranian-American professional bodybuilder Arash Rahbar will be taking the stage at the 2016 Mr. Olympia competition, bodybuilding’s Crown Jewel event, this weekend in Las Vegas as Iran’s brightest hope at a top-3 finish. Rahbar, who has been competing professionally since 2014, will be going into the contest riding a wave of

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World Junior Free-Style Wrestling: Iran wins 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals

(IranSportsPress.com | UnitedWorldWrestling)- Defending champion Spencer LEE (USA) rallied late for his second title while the United States and Iran shared the gold medals Saturday, the first of freestyle events at the Junior World Wrestling Championships. Lee, who breezed through four easy wins in the morning session, overcame deficits of four and five points in the

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Iranian female sports shooter, Sareh Javanmardi, stands out in 2016 Rio Paralympics

(IranSportsPress.com | PressTV)-Iranian female sports shooter Sareh Javanmardi has put in a brilliant performance at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and claimed the top podium place in the P2 10m air pistol shooting competitions of the major international multi-sport event. On Friday, the 31-year-old London 2012 Paralympic Games bronze medalist scored 193.4 points to finish in

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