Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers have exhibited satisfactory displays of physical might and prowess at the 21st edition of Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial, and received five medals.
On Friday and the opening day of the international sporting event at the Palace of Sports in the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev, Iranian freestyle wrestler Reza Atari overcame his Azerbaijani opponent Mirjalal Hasanzadeh 5-2 in the repêchage round of the 57-kilogram weight category, and received the bronze medal.
Reza Afzali outmuscled a contestant from Belarus 8-0 in the final bout of the 74-kilogram weight division, and snatched the yellow metal.
Additionally, Hossein Shahbazi defeated his German rival 4-3 in the third-place encounter of the 97-kilogram weight category, and picked up the bronze medal.
Later in the event, Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers won two medals, including one gold.
Shirzad Beheshti pocketed a silver medal for the Islamic Republic in the 59-kilogram class.
Farshad Belfakkeh was awarded the gold medal in the 71-kilogram section, and clinched the title.
The 21st edition of Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial began in Kiev, Ukraine, on March 2, and will finish on March 4, 2017.
The tournament has brought together dozens of freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers from various countries, namely Algeria, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, India, Iran, Japan, Mongolia, Romania, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States.