Jaber Sadeghzadeh named Iran’s Pahlevan for third successive year
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.