Iranian audibly - challenged freestyle wrestlers have claimed two gold medals at the 2013 Summer Deaflympics in Bulgaria.
On Friday, Hossein Nouri defeated his Bulgarian competitor in the final bout of the men’s 66-kilogram weight class and snatched the gold medal. Rasoul Daryani claimed Iran’s second gold medal in the final match of the 84-kilogram weight category after he overpowered his Turkish opponent. The Iranian man-mountain Mohammad Mahboubi, however, conceded defeat in the 120-kilogram weight category, and clinched the silver. Also, Foroud Hojjati was the winner in the bout against his Kazakh rival in the 55-kilogram weight class and grabbed the bronze medal. The 2013 Summer Deaflympics opened in Bulgaria on July 26, and will wrap up on August 4. The international multi-sport event was first held in Paris in 1924 and now includes almost 5,000 competitors. A team of 82 Iranian athletes are in action across nine sports. They are competing in athletics, football, judo, karate, swimming, volleyball, Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling, table tennis and taekwondo.