Other editions: Mobile | News Feeds | E-Newsletters | Electronic Edition Find it: Jobs | Cars | Real Estate | Apartments | Shopping | Classifieds  
 
POWERED BY YOU AND  
HOME     NEWS     COMMUNITIES     SPORTS     MULTIMEDIA     LIFE    WEATHER     OPINION     OBITUARIES     CLASSIFIEDS     CUSTOMER SERVICE  

NATIONAL & WORLD NEWS
Top Stories
U.S. Headlines
World News
Business
Technology
Sports
Entertainment
Health
Politics
Offbeat
Feb 17, 12:48 PM EST

Iran defeats US at freestyle wrestling world cup


Interactives
Iran's power structure
Iran's recent political history
Depth of Field: Covering the Iran elections
Protesters in Iran challenge police
Iran elections
Iran's protests: Then and now
Latest Iran News
IMF says Iran rebounds after nuclear deal, but danger looms

Iran begins annual navy drill off Strait of Hormuz

Letter-writing former Iran president pens dispatch to Trump

Iranian director to send prominent proxies to Oscars

Lawyer for US resident held in Iran calls him a 'hostage'

PHOTO GALLERY
AP Photo

Latest Iran Photos

Latest News
Russian opposition struggles 2 years after Nemtsov killing

Russians march to honor slain opposition leader Nemtsov

Russian opposition figure freed; vows fight for human rights

Russian UN ambassador Churkin honored, buried in Moscow

Germany slams Russian plan to attack Reichstag replica

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's wrestling team Friday defeated the United States wrestling team to secure the gold medal at the Freestyle World Cup.

During the final matches, Iranian wrestlers sealed a 5-3 victory against their American guests in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah. State TV broadcast the matches live.

The Iranians won at the 57, 61, 65, 70 and 125 kilogram divisions, while the American wrestlers won 74, 86 and 97 kilogram divisions.

The U.S. wrestling team reached the final matches after defeating Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan in group A of the competition. Iran defeated Turkey, India and Mongolia in group B over two days to reach the final.

Following their win, hundreds of Kermanshah residents poured into the streets, with drivers honking their cars horns, to celebrate the victory, Iranian media reported.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also issued a statement to offer his congratulations, the official IRNA news agency reported.

During the competitions, Iranian spectators warmly welcomed the American wrestlers, and many took selfies with them.

Earlier in February, Iran reversed its position and allowed U.S. wrestlers to participate in the competition following an earlier U.S. travel ban, now frozen, by President Donald Trump on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran.

American and Iranian wrestlers have frequently hosted each other in similar competitions.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | About Us | Work for Us | Subscribe
All rights reserved.
Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy/Your California Privacy Rights (Terms updated March 2007)