Four Iranian wrestlers defeated all their rivals on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Asian Freestyle Wrestling Championship underway in New Delhi, India.
The 33rd Asian Wrestling Championships opened in the Indian capital earlier Saturday when wrestlers from different countries of the old continent began competing in the first five weight categories.
Four Iranian wrestlers— Amir-Hossein Maqsoudi, Amir-Hossein Hosseini, Ali SavadKouhi and Mojtaba Gelich— advanced to the semifinal games of 65-kg, 70-kg, 79-kg and 97-kg weight categories respectively.
Wrestling is one of most popular sports in Iran, and Iranian wrestlers are among the best practitioners of the field in the world making the country the world's powerhouse in the field and bringing home countless medals and titles from different tournaments and competitions around the world in a regular basis.
In a very recent case of Iranian freestyle wrestlers' success, last month, the national squad of Iranian freestyle wrestlers finished the 40th edition of Takhti Cup competitions with 245 points to claim the world title ahead of Armenia and Russia.
In December, the freestyle squad of Bazar-e Bozorg-e Iran managed to garner the championship at the 6th World Wrestling Clubs Cup which was held in in the Northeastern Iranian city of Bojnourd.