Iran and hosts Kazakhstan both claimed two more gold medals in the men's freestyle wrestling as the United World Wrestling (UWW) 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty came to a close today.
In the men's under-86 kilogram category, Rio 2016 Olympic champion Hassan Yazdani of Iran claimed the gold medal in the final bout with India's world silver medallist Deepak Punia, defeating him 10-0.
Winning the bronze medals were Kim Gwan-uk of South Korea and Mustafa Abdul-Basit of Iraq after victories over Bakhodur Kodirov of Tajikistan and Hayato Ishiguro of Japan respectively.
Iran's second gold of the day came soon after in the men's under-92kg, when Kamran Ghasempour added a second Asian title to his name after defeating Mongolia's Monkhbaataryn Tsogtgerel 10-0 in the final.
Gwon Hyeok-beom of South Korea won against Kazakhstan's Elkhan Assadov for the bronze, while India's Sanjeet defeated Rustam Shodiev of Uzbekistan for the other bronze medal.
World silver medallist from 2019, Nurkozha Kaipanov, gave Kazakhstan its first gold medal of the day in the men's under-74kg category, defeating Iranian two-time Asian champion Mostafa Hosseinkhani 6-2 in the final.
Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan claimed bronze with a win over Turkmenistan's Atamryat Charlyyev, while Mongolia's Sumiyabazar Zandanbud claimed the other bronze with a victory over Mansur Syrgak Uulu of Kyrgyzstan.
Kazakhstan would also claim gold in the heaviest category, the men's under-125kg, thanks to Oleg Boltin in a tight 4-3 victory over Aiaal Lazarev of Kyrgyzstan.
Khuderbulga Dorjkhand of Mongolia won against Amirjon Nutfullaev for the bronze, while Amin Hossein Taheri of Iran also won bronze after defeating South Korea's Kim Dong-hwan.
Finally, Uzbekistan's Jahongirmirza Turobov defeated Adlan Askarov of Kazakhstan in the men's under-61kg final in a high-scoring 14-9 bout.
Joining the pair on the podium were bronze medallists Ikromzhon Khadzhimurodov of Kyrgyzstan, who defeated Indian Ravinder Ravinder, and Shoya Shimae following his victory over Kim Sung-gwon of South Korea.
At the end of the competition, Iran finished top of men's freestyle ahead of India and Kazakhstan.
In the overall medal table, Iran and Kazakhstan finished joint first with seven gold, five silver and five bronze medals.
India were third with five golds, three silvers and six bronzes.