Iran ready to defend title at Freestyle Wrestling World Cup[VIDEO]

( | TehranTimes)- Iran dispatched 16 wrestlers to Los Angeles for the 2016 Men’s Freestyle Wrestling World Cup.

The competition will be held in Inglewood, California, June 11-12.

Iran, who has won the last two World Cup team titles, will be headed by Rasoul Khadem in the competition.

The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and will feature the top eight men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world.

The Iranian team is experienced and talented, with a World or Olympic medalist in six of the eight international weight classes.

The prestigious competition has brought eight countries together.

Iran has drawn into Group B, and will face the United States, Azerbaijan and India.

Russia, Georgia, Turkey and Mongolia are in Group A.

Iran Freestyle World Cup Team Roster
57kg: Hassan Rahimi, Reza Atri
61kg: Masoud Esmaeilpour, Behnam Ehsanpour
65kg: Ahmad Mohammadi, Meysam Nasiri
70kg: Mostafa Hosseinkhani, Saeid Dadashpour
74kg: Hassan Yazdani, Alireza Ghasemi
86kg: Alireza Karimi, Reza Bayat
96kg: Abbas Tahan, Amir Mohammadi
125kg: Komeil Ghasemi , Parviz Hadi


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