Iran wins 2010 Greco-Roman World Cup in Armenia
Iran’s Greco-Roman national wrestling team were crowned the champs in the 2010 Greco-Roman World Cup for the first time in history.
The Iranian wrestlers won the final round of the competitions in Armenia with a 4-3 victory against Turkey on Sunday evening to clinch the title.
Mohammad Faghiri in the 55 kilogram, Omid Noroozi (60 kg), Saeed Abd-e-Vali (66 kg) and Amir Ali-Akbari (96 kg) were the Iranian athletes who snatched victories for Iran while Hamid Reihani, Habib Akhlaghi and Bashir Babajanzadeh in the 74, 84 and 120-kg categories respectively were defeated by their Turkish rivals.
Turkey stood second and the host Armenia placed third.
A total of eight teams including Georgia, Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Iran, Cuba and a Nordic team took part in the 2010 Greco-Roman Wrestling World Cup in Yerevan on February 12-14.