Iran took home a gold medal at the SportAccord World Combat Games held in Russia. According to presstv.ir, Iran has defeated USA. With a team composed by Mohammad Kazemi, Behnam Asbaghi, Alireza Nasr-Azadani, Massoud Hoji-Zavareh, Farzad Abdollahi and Koroush Rajoli, who overpowered the American squad 17-12 in their final match on Thursday.
The Iranians routed their American and Venezuelan opponents 26-5 and 28-4 in the first and second matches on Wednesday, before they crushed South Koreans 27-7 in their third encounter on Thursday.
Later on Thursday, they overwhelmed the Spanish team 6-5 in the semi-finals, and advanced to the final.
The bronze medal went to Russians, who defeated the Spanish team 13-12.
The second SportAccord World Combat Games opened in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg on October 18, and will wrap up on October 26.The World Combat Games, first held in Beijing in 2010, were initiated by SportAccord, the umbrella organization for both Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations.