London 2012 Wrestling: Reihanpour adds Olympic title to five worlds

Updated: 06 August 2012 01:29 IST

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.

London:

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.

Topics : Wrestling Olympics 2012
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