Iran's Kamran Ghorban Ghasempour in action with Russia's Magomed Guseinovich Kurbanov during the 92 kg final

Mixed Fortunes For Iran In the Wrestling World Championships


Mixed fortunes for Iran on the third day of the Wrestling World Championships in Oslo, Norway, with gold finally coming at the fourth time of asking.

Iranian wrestlers featured in all of the night's gold medal matches, but it wasn't until the heavyweights took to the matt, that Iran could celebrate gold medal in a confident match.

In the first final, the 57kg class, American Thomas Gilman outclassed Iran's Alireza Nosratolah Sarlak, while Russia's Zagir Shakiev won a battle of attrition with Amirmohammad Babak Yazdanicherati in the 65kg event.

Mohammad Ashghar Nokhodilarimi also had to settle for silver in the 79kg division after losing 5-1 to America's Jordan Burroughs.

In the final match of the night Kamran Ghorban Ghasempour faced off against Magomed Guseynovitch Kurbanov of Russia.

He started well and never looked as if he was going to lack strength, going on to win 8-4.

Report by AP

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