According to the Mehr correspondent, the international wrestling competitions of the Bolat Torlikhanov Cup of Kazakhstan ended while our four-member freestyle wrestling team won 3 gold and 1 silver medals. Hassan Yazdani, Kamran Ghasempour and Amir Hossein Zare won gold medals in the weights of 86, 92 and 125 kg, and Amir Hossein Firoozpour won a silver medal in the 97 kg weight category.
Also, the selected Iranian wrestling team was able to win the tournament team by winning 4 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals. Pouya Dadmarz, Alireza Nejati, Mohammad Reza Garai, Ramin Taheri won gold medals in the weights of 55, 60, 72 and 87 kg. Pouya Naserpour, Pejman Pashtam, Mehdi Fallah and Amin Mirzazadeh won silver medals in the weights of 60, 82, 97 and 130 kg, and Mohammad Reza Mokhtari and Ali Akbar Yousefi won bronze medals in the weights of 77 and 130 kg.
In this regard, the website of the World Wrestling Union in a special report on the performance of our country’s wrestlers in the international competitions in Kazakhstan.
“When Yazdani was named for the 86kg final, you knew who the biggest star in the sport was,” the World Union website wrote in a report on the wrestling of Iranian freestyle wrestling star Hassan Yazdani, winner of seven world and Olympic medals. After his victory over Boris Makov (SVK) in the final, fans lined up to take pictures with him. Nothing was more important than looking at Yazdani. Some managed to do it and some were disappointed.
The world champion returned to the mat seven months after winning the gold medal in Oslo. He had captivated the world by defeating David Taylor (USA) for the first time in his fourth fight with the wrestler, a victory that relieved Yazdani’s pain from losing to Taylor at the moment of death in the Tokyo Olympics final.
Yazdani will be in Belgrade, Serbia for another three months, defending his world title in the 86kg category. “If my coach thinks so, yes, I would like to compete,” he said. “However, after months of being officially away from the mattress, I got the results I was expecting.”
In another part of the report of the World Union website, the performance of Kamran Ghasempour was mentioned as follows: “Ghasempour won the world gold at last year’s World Championships in Oslo, Norway, and since then, his fans have skyrocketed. He was shortlisted for 92kg shortly after defeating Jiden Cox (USA) and Magomedov Kurbanov (RWF). In the same way, Qasempour claimed 92kg gold in the Torlikhanov tournament and defeated three Kazakh wrestlers. The Iranian wrestler scored 38 points in his 4 fights and did not lose a single point. He reached the final after a 10-0 victory over Vicky Chahar from India and an 11-0 victory over Kazakhstan’s Abdimanap Baigenzhiev.
In the final, Adil Daulmbayev, a Kazakh, tried to stop Qasempour from winning gold, but the Iranian wrestler was at another level. “Daulmbayev managed to postpone the loss to the second half, but Qasempour, happy with his comfortable match, finally won with 2 minutes and 7 seconds left in the wrestling and won gold.”
The report of the World Union website did not praise the performance of our country’s two golden freestyle wrestlers, and in a separate section also referred to the performance of Olympic and world wrestling champion Mohammad Reza Garai in Kazakhstan, quoting him: But he is looking forward to meeting Shirmakhanbat in Belgrade, Serbia. I participated in competitions with a little practice and preparation. “I had not wrestled for eight months after Norway. I was able to learn more about my weaknesses and mistakes and work on improving them.”
“I hope Shirmakhanbet can come to the World Cup in Serbia and be able to win against all its rivals so that we can wrestle against each other in the final or group stage,” he added.