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Publish Date: 12:31 - 18 September 2017
TEHRAN, September 18 - Iranian freestyle wrestlers have featured praiseworthy performances at the International Grand Prix Tournament Medved 2017 in Belarus, and bagged three medals at the international tournament.

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - On Sunday, Ahmad Bazri overcame two representatives from the host nation in his first two contests of the 86-kilogram weight class at the Palace of Sports of the Belarusian capital city of Minsk.

He, however, conceded a defeat from Russian opponent Zaur Yurevich Makiev in the semi-final round.

Bazri bested a Ukrainian freestyle wrestler in his next bout, and advanced to the repechage round.

He defeated a contestant from Russia and took away the bronze medal.

Earlier, Mohammad Mottaqi had picked up a silver medal for the Iranian team in the 74-kilogram division. Hamid Reza Zarrinpeykar bagged the bronze in the same weight section.

The 47th edition of International Grand Prix Tournament Medved started in Minsk, Belarus, on September 16 and finished the following day.

The tournament was held in the men’s 57-, 61-, 65-, 70-, 74-, 86-, 97- and 125-kilogram weight categories.

Female freestyle wrestlers competed in the 48-, 53-, 55-, 58-, 60-, 63-, 69- and 75-kilogram classes.

Aleksandr Vasiliyevich Medved is a retired Soviet freestyle wrestler, who was named by the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) as "one of the greatest wrestlers in history".

He won three Olympic gold medals, seven world and three European titles between 1962 and 1972.

Source: Press TV

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