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  1. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    Iran will send the following wrestlers to Dan Kolov tournament in Bulgaria Rahimi (61), Hosseinkhani (74), H. Yazdani (86), R. Yazdani (97) and Hadi (125)
  2. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    we can't judge until we see him in a serious competition. he used to be great but 2 years is a huge gap. beside that he is too big for 57 and small for 65. winning medal at 61 is nice but that's not an Olympic weight. no he didn't. Rahimi, both Yazdanis, Komeil. Hadi, Hosseinkhani and Karimi from that list didn't wrestle at the Takhti Cup.
  3. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    they invited a group of wrestlers to the national camp for the "Asian Championship" and Dan Kolov tournament in Bulgaria so the Asian team will be 99% from this list. there are some youngsters in the list. probably just to gain some experiences training with the big names 57, Reza Atri, Erfan Aeini, Erfan Jafarian 61, Hassan Rahimi, Behnam Ehsanpour 65, Peiman Biabani 70, Younes Emami, Meisam Nasiri 74, Mostafa Hosseinkhani, Reza Afzali 79, Bahman Teymouri, Mohammad Javad Hamidi 86, Hassan Yazdani, Kamran Ghasempour 92, Alireza Karimi, Arashk Mohebbi, Mohammad Javad Ebrahimi 97, Reza Yazdani, Hamed Talebi, Alireza Goudarzi 125, Parviz Hadi, Komeil Ghasemi, Amir Hossein Zare, Yadollah Mohebbi
  4. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    he moved up to 79 right when UWW changed weight-in rules and created this new weight. he doesn't look big for 79 but with new rules that will be hard. this is 74kg and 79kg finals https://tamasha.com/v/bzNxw you can say he would get a passivity caution in last minute if he wasn't wrestling in his hometown.
  5. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    he also lost only 3-3 in a controversial match to Gadzimagomedov few weeks ago in World Club Champs. not bad for him. at least he is better than Akbari Ebrahimi lost to Mohebbi 2-1. I know he is good but Karimi is a much better wrestler. Ebrahimi always makes things hard for himself and you can't always win close matches. even though I think he could wrestle better with Jden Cox. Mohebbi is a tough wrestler but I can't see a bright future for him. same as his brother, he was terrible against Mohammadi who was probably 20-30kg lighter than him. he won the gold here but I think both Komeil and Hadi are much better than him. Ghasempour won the gold comfortably, that's a pity he is in the same weight with Yazdani. (and Karimi, who is still a 86kg wrestler) Emami beating Nasiri in the final was also interesting. I think he can wrestle much better than this. he is probably the only half decent wrestler we have around this 65/74 weights. his semifinal vs Yeganeh was a joke. at 6-6 both of them were confused who is going to win. they both were just watching each other in last 25 seconds.
  6. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    He also won the semifinal. he is in the final versus Arashk Mohebbi (Yadollah's brother) tomorrow, which won't be easy for him. Mohebbi looked good, he beat Shahbazi and World U23 champion Zubairov. in general from what I saw all wrestlers from Kermanshah are apparently in better shape to win medal in hometown. Afzali and Teymouri were also very good today (probably the best I ever seen from them)
  7. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    Takhti Cup finalists 57 Ahmet Duman (TUR) vs Mikhail Ivanov (RUS) 61 Akhmednabi Gvarzatilov (AZE) vs Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov (KGZ) 65 Ernazar Akmataliev (KGZ) vs Giorgi Revazishvili (GEO) 70 Younes Emami (IRI) vs Meisam Nasiri (IRI) 74 Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev (AZE) vs Reza Afzali (IRI) 79 Jabrayil Hasanov (AZE) vs Bahman Teymouri (IRI) 86 Kamran Ghasempour (IRI) vs Ahmad Bazri (IRI) 92 Mohammad Javad Ebrahimi (IRI) vs Arashk Mohebbi (IRI) 97 Nurmagomed Gadzhiyev (AZE) vs Alireza Goudarzi (IRI) 125 Amir Mohammadi (IRI) vs Yadollah Mohebbi (IRI) not a single finalist for Iran in lowest 3 weights !! Atri never fails to disappoint. he was terrible losing to some random junior Turkish wrestler. at 61, both Sadeghi and Ehsanpour lost to this Kyrgyz guy. Ebrahimi beat Sharifov probably he wants more than anybody else to prove himself. and Foroutan was disappointing losing by seperiority to Hamed Talebi who lost narrowly to Gadzhiyev in semifinal. in general most Iranian wrestlers looked out of shape to me. G. Mohammadi will have a hard time to make a good team out of these wrestlers. even when they have some good wrestlers, they are all in the same weight class !
  8. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    Start list for Takhti Cup http://iawf.ir/Public/iawf.ir/1/results/FS - TAKHTI CUP 2019-01.pdf only Azerbaijan team looks good with Sharifov, Hasanov and the rest. beside that it's mostly a local competition. some big names are missing, almost the whole 2018 world team member. I only see Emami, Maghsoudi and Atri in the list. also no Reza Yazdani, it seems he prefers to test himself in a tournament outside of Iran. if I'm not wrong this is kind of a trials for 2019 Asian Championships. and they announced they are not going to send the first team to the World Cup this year. that will be a junior team this time.
  9. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    apparently after training few days in the national camp Mehdi Taghavi found out he is not ready for this level anymore and he will announce his retirement very soon in next few days. on other hand it seems Reza Yazdani surprised everybody. I hear from the coaches that he is in much better shape than what they were expecting. and now Khadem is gone , he is very motivated for his 4th Olympics !
  10. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    he couldn't vote himself. Khadem won that election 40-0
  11. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    some updates about the list. apparently Hosseinkhani is not invited only because he is busy with his life and didn't want to attend the camp ! same goes to Ezzat Akbari, who is going to get married. in fact they invited all "notable" wrestlers. even though they updated the list and dropped MH Mohammadian. I believe only because he is still officially suspended. I think he will go to the camp still "unofficially" . he claims he was training everyday waiting for this moment ! everybody talks about Taghavi. it seems he wants to wrestle but he wasn't seriously training in past couple of years. on other hand Reza Yazdani is happy about the invitation. he claims he never attanded the camp under Khadem because they had no real plan for him. they just invited him as a guest/wildcard or something. obviously he is very upset about Khadem but he is trying to be nice ( as he always is) and not say anything bad about them. we also had Hassan Rahimi's comeback on low level World Club Championships, he won couple of easy matches at 61kg, he also said he has to take a decision about either 57kg or 65kg. but Alireza Karimi says he has long term plan to wrestle at 97kg in Tokyo. last not least, the IAWF has a temporary president now, there will be election soon to elect a new president for the federation. and nobody knows if the new president approves both Greco and freestyle coaches. that can change everything. PS: I know Jadidi is popular here, but he announced he is not going to run for IAWF's presidency, lol the last time he did that he got 0% of the votes and made s joke out of himself with the nonsense he said during the meet.
  12. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    G. Mohammadi a list of wrestlers to his first camp. it's not a big deal now at this time of the year but it just shows which wrestlers are in his mind 57: Atri, Hajaghania, Sarlak 61: Rahimi, Ehsanpour, Yakhkeshi, Sadeghi 65: Maghsoudi, Biabani, Ghiasi 70: A. Mohammadi, Emami, Nouri (who ?) 74: Taghavi, Afzali, Kavousi, Nokhodi 79: Hassantabar, Teymouri, Zarinpeikar 86: H. Yazdani, Ghasempour, Bazri 92: Karimi, Ebrahimi, Mohebbi, Shahbazi 97: R. Yazdani, Mohammadian, Foroutan, Talebi 125: Hadi, Ghasemi, Mohebbi, Taheri interesting to see Mehdi Taghavi, MH Mohammadian, Reza Yazdani, Hassan Rahimi and Ahmad Mohammadi in this list. I didn't know Taghavi is still "active" but Mohammadi was his favorite coach, he never got along with Khadem. (same as Reza Yazdani) and Mohammadian is finally eligible to wrestle after his long suspension.
  13. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    some results from Alrosa Cup. Iran beat Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan both of them 5-1. (Kavousi and Hajaghania dropped one match) they also beat Russia 3-3 (on criteria) we only have the results in Russia match. the Russian team is 2018 national bronze medalists. not a bad team. Hajaghania 7 - Aryian Tyutrin 10 Biabani 0 - Nachyn Kuular 5 Kavousi 5 - Nikita Suchkov 8 Bazri 10 - Slavik Naniev 0 Foroutan 11 - Zainulla Kurbanov 4 Mohebbi beat Magomedgadzhi Nurasulov (probably walkover or fall)
  14. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    it seems they are also sending a team to that Alans tournament. again Russia is paying everything ! they are sending a team as "Mazandaran team" even though not a good team actually. notable names are Ehsanpour, Yakhkeshi, Mehran Nassiri, Hassantabar and Sadeghzadeh.
  15. wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    Well I think that's the only reason they sent a team, because Russia paid everything for them. the financial situation is terrible for them. maybe because he is the only 57kg guy available lol, actually I started to like Atri after I saw Hajaghania representing Iran somewhere !! I hope not, Hosseinkhani wrestled better than expectations against Burroughs. but this is just his style. he always loses in last 20 seconds. they gave him so many chances and he wasted them all. but the worst thing is I can't see anybody better than him for the next year.
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