Bojnord IAU Students Shine in 2018 Asian Games

Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 09:56

Students of Bojnord Islamic Azad University have snatched medals in Kurash event at the 2018 Asian Games.

According to an ISCA report, in men’s -81kg category of Kurash event, Elyas Ali Akbari defeated Tajikistan’s Behruzi Khojazoda 10-0 and won the gold medal.

Ali Akbari first overpowered Turkmenistan’s Nadir Allaberdyyev and then Bahrain’s Rahman Bayu Febrian, both with a 10-0 result. In the quarterfinal, he gained a 3-0 victory over Mongolia’s Gaajadamba Bayanmunkh before winning the Uzbek athlete 5-0 in the semifinal. Accordingly, he earned the gold medal without even conceiving one point to his rivals.

Mohammad Barimanlou also won a bronze medal in the men's -73kg.

The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event. The event is underway from 18 August to 2 September in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

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