TEHRAN – Alireza Dabir, head of the Iran Wrestling Federation, reacted to the outcomes of the nation’s nationwide Greco-Roman wrestling group by saying, “If we wish to don’t have any downside in Greco-Roman wrestling, we have to localize it in our nation.”
Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers ended the 2022 World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia with out successful a single gold medal and ranked fourth with simply two silvers and one bronze and a complete of 81 factors.
“We should enhance the variety of Greco-Roman wrestlers In Iran to localize it. The variety of freestylers is rather more than the GrecoRoman wrestlers,” mentioned Dabir in an interview with Iran state-run TV.
“The second downside, for my part, is said to the youth classes within the Iranian wrestling golf equipment,” he added.
Iran’s Greco-Roman group gained 4 gold medals within the earlier version Norway. It was ranked second within the group desk by a small margin in comparison with the champions Russia. However Mohammad Bana’s group had a disappointing and sudden efficiency in Serbia.
Bana resigned from his function shortly after the 2022 World Championships, and Hasan Rangraz changed him within the place.
“We trusted Mr. Bana as a result of he has proved his capabilities all through his sensible profession. I thank Mohammad Bana and his employees for his or her efforts within the nationwide group. Bana instructed me he was exhausted. He did not wish to proceed anymore,” mentioned the gold medal winner of the 2000 Olympic Video games in Sydney.
“Let’s not neglect that the earlier federation completed eleventh with the Greco-Roman group within the 2018 World Championships. They handed over that group to me after I took the federation’s presidency.
“Mr. Bana led the identical group to second place within the 2021 world championships in Norway.
“Furthermore, we’ve gained three medals on this yr’s event, and I imagine our wrestles had been unfortunate, and Iran deserved a minimum of one gold medal in Belgrade,” concluded Alireza Dabir.