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Publish Date: 11:33 - 15 September 2014
National Iranian Greco-Roman wrestling team has clinched the title of the 2014 Wrestling World Championships.

The Iranian Greco-Roman team won the World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Sunday for the first time with 42 points, Press TV reports.

In the 59kg category, London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist, Hamid Souriyan defeated Mingiyan Semenov from Russia 2-1 at the Gymnastics Palace to move into second place on the all-time Greco-Roman titles list with seven.

The Iranian legendary claimed his 6th world title to register his name as the only Iranian wrestler with seven gold medals which include his title at the 2012 Olympics.

On Saturday, Omid Haji Norouzi won a silver medal in the 66kg category after being defeated by Serbian Davor Stefanek 7-3.

Iranian wrestlers, Afshin Biabangard (71kg category) and Qasem Rezaei, succeeded in claiming two bronze medals.

Russia (1-2-1) came second with 36 points, followed by Turkey (0-2-2) with 34 points.

Leader congratulates Iran wrestlers on championship

In a message on Sunday evening, Ayatollah Khamenei thanked the members and technical squad of the national wrestling team for their victory. The Leader further thanked the team for bringing honor to the country.

Ayatollah Khamenei also congratulated the Iranian nation on the team's triumph.

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