The powerhouses of the world wrestling Iran and Turkey have announced their teams for the UWW Rome Ranking Series starting from today. Though some of the big names like 2019 world champion Riza Kayaalp (Turkey), Olympic and World Champion Hassan Yazdani (Iran) are missing from their squads, still they look strong. Iran has decided to field 2019 world bronze medallist Behnam Ehsanpour in the 65kg, the likely challenger for Bajrang Punia from India. World 86kg champion Yazdani is missing from the squad as he is nursing knee surgery.
Iran team for the UWW Rome Ranking Series
65 kg: Behnam Ehsanpour
74 kilograms: Jonah Emami
97 kg: Mohammad Mohammadian
125 kg: Amir Hossein Zare
Manager: Gholamreza Mohammadi
Coach: Abbas Hajj
Turkey to field team in Men’s Freestyle & Greco-Roman
Like Iran, some of the top names of Turkish wrestling will also miss out from Rome. Taha Akgul, Riza Kayaalp have decided to skip the event due to different reasons. But still with the presence of former world medallists Faith Erdin, Soner Demitras the squad looks highly competitive.
55 Kg: Honor Sword, Dogus Printer
60 Kg: Kerem Kamal, Ahmet Uyar
72 Kg: Selcuk Can, Cengiz Arslan
77 Kg: Yunus Emre Basar, Emrah Bird, Furkan Flag
82 Kg: Salih Aydin, Burhan Akbudak
87 Kg: Dogan Goktas, Ali Cengiz
97 Kg: Suleyman Demirci
130 Kg: Osman Yildirim
Freestyle Team for Turkey
65 Kg: Selahattin Kılıçsallayan, Selim Kozan
74 Kg: Eryılmaz Phase, Enes Uslu, Soner Demirtaş
86 Kg: Fatih Erdin, Osman Göçen
97 Kg: Fatih Yaşarlı, İbrahim Bölükbaşı.
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