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Iran's Reihanpour wins Olympic gold medal

Iran's five-time world champion Hamid Soryan Reihanpour won a maiden Olympic Games Greco-Roman wrestling title on Sunday, beating Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov for the 55kg title.Peter Modos of Hungary and Mingiyan Semenov of Russian took the bronze medals.The 26-year-old Iranian wrestler won world titles in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010, but was only fifth at...

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 5, 2012 | Last Updated: 9 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Aug 5, 2012 | Last Updated: 9 years ago
Iran's Reihanpour wins Olympic gold medal

Iran's five-time world champion Hamid Soryan Reihanpour won a maiden Olympic Games Greco-Roman wrestling title on Sunday, beating Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov for the 55kg title.Peter Modos of Hungary and Mingiyan Semenov of Russian took the bronze medals.The 26-year-old Iranian wrestler won world titles in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010, but was only fifth at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 where he had been favourite.In Sunday's final, he breezed past reigning world champion Bayramov 3-0. AGENCIES

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