ASHKANI ADDS SILVER TO IRAN'S WORLD GRECO-ROMAN GOLD

Tehran Times
Oct 3 2005

Tehran Times Sports Desk
TEHRAN - Ali Ashkani brought Iran's world Greco-Roman tally to two as
he finished runner-up to the Armenian-born Bulgarian wrestler Armen
Nazarian in Budapest, capital of Hungary, Sunday night.

The Iranian wonderkid, who overpowered all his opponents, was handed
a defeat by twice Olympic gold medalist Nazarian in the final showdown.

Nazarian garnered six points in 1min 7sec in the first half and
came from 3-0 down after the break to win the second period 4-3,
with Ashkani receiving three cautions within 1min 35sec.

Ashkani's silver was a boost to his teammate Hamid Sourian's 55kg gold.

Eusebiu Diaconu from Romania and the Czech representative Petr Svehla
tied at No. 3.