Iranian Wrestling Officials Quit Over Israel Policy

(IranSportsPress.com-AFP) – The head of Iran’s wrestling federation has resigned after criticizing the authorities for letting athletes be punished because of the country’s ban on facing Israeli opponents. In a letter published on the federation’s website on February 28, Rasoul Khadem suggested he had been forced from his post, saying that “apparently it is not

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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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Iran’s legendary wrestler, Rasoul Khadem, elected to United World Wrestling bureau

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)- President of Iran Wrestling Federation Rasoul Khadem has been elected as the new member of United World Wrestling’s executive committee known as the bureau.  United World Wrestling (UWW) held its biannual congress on Sunday on the sidelines of the final day of competition of the 2016 Junior Wrestling World Championships in Macon

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Ghasem Rezaei Seizes Iran’s Second Greco-Roman Wrestling Bronze

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim)- Ghasem Rezaei defeated Sweden’s Carl Fredrik Stefan Schoen to win Iran’s second bronze medal at the Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Saeid Abdevali had already snatched a bronze medal in the 75kg weight category. In the 98kg, gold medallist at the London 2012 Olympics, trailed Sweden’s Fredrik Schoen 4-0 at

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Iran Captures Fifth Greco-Roman World Cup

(IranSportsPress.com  | UnitedWorldWrestling)- Iran captured the Greco-Roman World Cup title for the fifth time in seven years after shutting rival Russia 8-0 Younger brother of Saeid ABDVALI, Saman gave his nation the first win of the finals with a tight 2-1 victory over Sergei EMELIN (RUS) at 59kg. The second win for Iran came by hometown

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Iran beat Azerbaijan, advances to semi final of Gerco-Roman World Cup in Shiraz

(IranSportsPress.com | UnitedWorldWrestling)- Russia advanced to the final match of 2016 Greco-Roman World Cup as Iran and Turkey compete tomorrow morning to determine second finalist. The 2016 Greco-Roman wrestling World Cup hosted in the historic Iranian city of Shiraz has fast become the most attended sporting event ever held in the city. The ancient city of Persepolis or Takhte Jamshid

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Iran Freestyle Team Draws with USA at World Cup

(IranSportsPress.com – Tasnim) – Iranian national wrestling team has been drawn along with host USA, Azerbaijan, and India in the Freestyle World Cup. Russia, Georgia, Turkey and Mongolia form Group A. USA will host the Men’s Freestyle World Cup in June 11 and 12 at The Forum in Los Angeles. The Greco-Roman World Cup will

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Iran Lineup Set for Freestyle Wrestling World Cup

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim) – Iran announced its lineup for the 2015 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, which will be held at the Forum, presented by Chase, April 11-12 in Inglewood, Calif. The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and will feature the top eight men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world. Iran placed

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