27th Fajr Open 2016 (G-1): Iran reigns at home followed by Afghanistan and Russia
27th Fajr Open 2016
6-8 May 2016
G-1 category event
Iran finished on top of the 27th Fajr Open standings after collecting a total of 3 gold medals during last weekend, followed by Afghanistan and Russia, who finished second and third respectively.
This G-1 event, which was held between May 6 and 8 in Tehran, got together representatives of Iran, Armenia, Brazil, India, Iraq, Libya, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Afghanistan.
Iran succeeded in claiming the title of 27th Fajr Open thanks to its 3 gold, 2 silver, 4 Bronze medals and 42 points. The second place was taken by Afghanistan with 1 silver, 2 bronze medals and 16 points. Russia stood on the third step of the podium with 1 gold medal and 12 points.
Armenia, Turkey, Libya, Iraq, Brazil, India and Azerbaijan achieved 4th to 10th places respectively.
At the end of the event, Armenia was awarded with the Fair Play trophy. Janmohammad Amiri from Afghanistan was selected as the best head of team, while Feizollah Nafjam from Iran’s Sari Martyrs team was awarded as the best coach. Regarding the athletes, Arutiun Meliksetiants from Russia was chosen as the MVP and Olivia Ortiz from Spain and Paul Timms from England received the trophy as the best officials.
Men’s -58 kg
1. Mohammad Kazemi from Iran
2. Vahid Alami from Afghanistan
3. Yusef Shriha from Libya
3. Hadi Tiranvalipour from Iran
Men’s -68 kg
1 – Seyed Hossein Ehsani from Iran
2 – Surgey Avanesov from Armenia
3 – Soroush Ahmadi from Iran
3 – Davoud Yarmohammadi from Afghanistan
Men’s -80 kg
1 – Arutiun Meliksetiants from Russia
2 – Amirhosein Sasan from Iran
3 – Vahid Isabeiglou from Iran
3 – Pouria Erfanian from Iran
Men’s +80 kg
1 – Farshad Ghiasi from Iran
2 – Siavash Fakhraei from Iran
3 – Bugrahan Karakas from Turkey
4 – Mostafa Nazeri from Afghanistan