Jaber Sadeghzadeh named Iran’s Pahle­van for third suc­ces­sive year

Tehran Times - - SPORTS -

TEHRAN — Jaber Sadeghzadeh won Iran’s Pahle­vani Wrestling Cham­pi­onship for the third year in a row on Fri­day.

Sadeghzadeh de­feated Amir Mo­ham­madi 6-2 in the +100kg weight cat­e­gory and won the Pahle­vani arm­band in the com­pe­ti­tion held in Karaj, west of Tehran.

The Pahle­vani wrestling com­pe­ti­tion held an­nu­ally in Iran, in which ath­letes from across the coun­try par­tic­i­pate to achieve the ti­tle.

Though the com­pe­ti­tion has an­cient roots, its modern form has been held since 1944.

Win­ner of this ti­tle is called Pahle­van and wears the spe­cial Ba­zouband (Arm­band).

The United Na­tions Ed­u­ca­tional, Sci­en­tific and Cul­tural Or­ga­ni­za­tion (UNESCO) reg­is­tered Pahle­vani and Zourkhaneh rit­u­als in the list of In­tan­gi­ble Cul­tural Her­itage in 2014.

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