Iran’s Golsapoosh crowned Eurasia Beach Soccer Cup champion

Saturday, April 1, 2017


Iran’s Golsapoosh crowned Eurasia Beach Soccer Cup champion
Moghaevmate Golsapoosh again impressed the beach soccer world as they ran past Lokomotiv Moscow to secure the top spot in the table of the Eurasia Beach Soccer Cup.

The win by the mighty Persian side, combined with the two-point win by Sporting Clube over Spaniards Levante UD, made Moghaevmate Golsapoosh the champions of this maiden edition of this transcontinental club showdown.

The 2-0 opening run for the Muscovites did not harm Iranian expectations. Their mental strength and the push by their passionate supporters uplifted Moghaevmate Golsapoosh, who felt strong enough to face the strike exchange in the last part of the game, wrote.

In that third period, the hosts led a 3-1 run that changed things on their favour, making them champions of the Eurasia Beach Soccer Cup 2017.

In the first game of the day, a stunning performance from Pablo was not enough for Levante against a Sporting Clube side packed with Portuguese internationals, who knew how to make their wider experience prevail on the sand.

Despite seeing the game go to extra time, Ricardinho sealed the win for the Lisbon side with his second goal in the additional period.

That win, notwithstanding, left the Leões with no chance of claiming the cup in Yadz, as not even a win in regular time over hosts Moghaevmate Golsapoosh on Wednesday will get them enough points.



Iran bags 5 gold medals in Eurasian Kempo Championship
Iran bags 5 gold medals in Eurasian Kempo ChampionshipIranian Three-member team snatched five gold and one bronze medals in the 2nd Eurasian Kempo Championship (mixed martial arts and combat sports) held in Baku.

The event was held with the attendance of athletes from Iran, Azerbaijan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan on March 26-27 in Shagan Olympic Sport Complex.

In Full-Kempo, Kempo Submission directions, Iranian fighter Mahmoud Roosta in the weight category of 65 kg defeated all his rivals and received a gold medal.

During Kempo Submission direction without uniform, he was overpowered by Azeri rival and bagged a bronze medal.

In 85 weight category, Iranian athlete Mahmoud Safarian also received a gold medal of Full Kempo and Submission Kempo directions.



Iranian archers collect two gold medals in 2017 Asia Cup
Iranian archers collect two gold medals in 2017 Asia CupIranian archers have displayed awe-inspiring performances at the 2017 Asia Cup-World Ranking Tournament, Stage II and World Games 2017 Wroclaw Archery Qualification in Thialnd, and managed to collect two gold medals at the event.

On Friday, Iran’s 40-year-old athlete Esmaeil Ebadi competed in the final match of the men's individual compound section in Archery Range of the Sports Authority of Thailand, Bangkok, and scored 147 points to snatch gold.

Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki of Malaysia received the silver medal with a total score of 146 points.

Parisa Baratchi overcame her Philippine opponent Amaya Amparo Cojuangco by 146 points to 141 in the women's individual compound final, and earned the second gold medal for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran’s compound mixed pair of Ebadi and Baratchi also earned a bronze, when they faced opponents from Russia and emerged victorious 151-145.

The 2017 Asia Cup-World Ranking Tournament, Stage II and World Games 2017 Wroclaw Archery Qualification kicked in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 19 and will finish on March 26.



Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers win 2 medals in Imre Polyák Memorial
This picture shows members of the Iranian Greco-Roman wrestling team at the 2017 edition of Hungarian Grand Prix Imre Polyák Memorial.Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers have exhibited praiseworthy displays of gripping skills and muscular strength at the 2017 edition of Hungarian Grand Prix Imre Polyák Memorial, and collected two medal, including one silver.

Iranian athlete Alireza Karegar, who had received a bye in his opening round contest of men’s 59-kilogram weight category, lost to Kristijan Fris from Serbia by 6 points to 8 in the first contest on Sunday.
He then prevailed over his Hungarian rival Jozsef Andrasi 8-4 in the repêchage round and claimed a bronze medal.

Earlier, Iran’s Hossein Shokri fell to Hungarian contestant Viktor Lorinc 0-8 by technical fall in the final bout of the 85-kilogram weight division, and collected the silver.

The 2017 edition of Hungarian Grand Prix Imre Polyák Memorial kicked off at Szombathely city on March 24, and wrapped up on March 26.

Dozens of Greco-Roman wrestlers from various countries, including Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Lithuania, Poland and Serbia, took part in the tournament.

The event was in honor of featherweight Hungarian Greco-Roman wrestler Imre Polyák. He competed in the 1952, 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won three silver and one gold medal. He won the world title in 1955, 1958 and 1962, and placed second in 1961 and 1963. Nationally Polyák won 12 Hungarian titles and was named Sportsman of the Year in 1958 and 1962.



First Tehran marathon: 'Let's build bridges, not walls'
Over a thousand runners from more than 50 countries including the US, UK expected to join 42km April 7 race in Iran.

Tehran-based organiser Maryam Feize said by bringing the marathon to Tehran, they want runners around the world to experience Iranian hospitality through sport, as well as their food, arts and culture, which were closed off to the West following decades of sanctions that were only lifted last year.

"We want to show everybody that Iran is a partner in making bridges, not walls." Just recently, Iran has been the target of US President Donald Trump's travel ban.



*Sources: Tehran-Times, Iran-Daily, Press-TV, Aljazeera