Olympics Free-Style Wrestling: Komeil Ghasemi wins Silver Medal for Iran in 125 kg

(IranSportsPress.com | PressTV)–Iranian freestyle wrestler Komeail Qasemi is stripped of an Olympic gold as he loses against his Turkish opponent Taha Akgul in the final of the 125-kilogram class of 2016 Rio games. He is the first heavyweight Iranian wrestler to reach the final in Olympic history. Qasemi reached the final after outmuscling his US

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Jury panel lets Iran’s Salimi down in Men’s 105+kg

(IranSportsPress.com | Mehrnews)- Iran’s super heavyweight weightlifter Behdad Salimi, while beating the world record in snatch, failed in his three clean and jerk attempts dropping out of Rio Olympics. Men’s over 105 kg weightlifting division in 2016 Summer Olympic Games began on Wednesday at 2:30 AM Tehran time in Pavilion 2 of Riocentro where 11 lifters

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Greco-Roman 85 KG: Habibollah Akhlaghi out of Rio Olympics wrestling bouts

(IranSportsPress.com | PressTV)- In the repêchage round 2 on Monday evening, the 31-year-old Iranian sportsman lost to Germany’s Denis Maksymilian Kudla (3-1) who later went on to beat Hungary’s Viktor Lőrincz to win a bronze. Earlier, Akhlaghi bested Azerbaijan’s Saman Tahmasebi after losing by a technical fall to Russian opponent Davit Chakvetadze in an octafinal round contest of

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Iran basketball team fails to qualify for Rio Olympics

(IranSportsPress.com | PressTV)- The Iranian men’s national basketball team has suffered the second defeat in a row at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, missing the Rio Olympics. In a disappointing evening at the multi-purpose Pala Alpitour indoor sports arena in Turin, Italy, on Tuesday, the Iranians missed the Rio berth by five points and conceded

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