Sanandij SAMA IAU Becomes Champion in Asia Zurkhaneh, Palahvani Wrestling C’ship

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 09:50

A PE student of SAMA Sanandij Islamic Azad University has demonstrated great displays of physical strength and athletic skills at the sixth edition of Asian Zurkhaneh Sports & Koshti Pahlevani Championship.

According to an ISCA report, the Iranian team claimed a gold medal in team event of the competitions in the City of Tanauan, the Philippines, besides five gold ones out of six in individual contests.

In the meel bazi division of zurkhaneh, Hamidreza Kordi scored 617 points and topped the podium.

The sixth edition of the sportive event was held in Tanauan City of the Philippines from December 19-24, 2017 with the Iranian outfit standing on top of the podium for the sixth consecutive time.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized Pahlavani wrestling as among the world's longest-running forms of sport.

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