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Discipline

Wrestling Body Announces Disciplinary Action Against Iranian Coach, Athlete

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (February 16) – The United World Wrestling Disciplinary Chamber this week passed down its decision regarding freestyle wrestler Alireza KARIMACHIANI and coach Hamidreza JAMSHIDI following their actions at the U23 World Championships November 23, 2017 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

The chamber found that Karimachiani, on instruction of his coach Jamshidi, willfully lost his 1/8 finals match against Alikhan ZHABRILOV (RUS). Both wrestler and coach were found to have acted in direct violation of the International Wrestling Rules (Article 15) and the UWW Disciplinary Regulations (Articles 3, 7.2, 9.2).

Karimachiani is banned from competition six months from the date of infraction and eligible to compete on May 23, 2018. Coach Jamshidi is banned for two years and eligible to coach on November 23, 2019.

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#WrestleTokyo Day Three Finals Preview

By Eric Olanowski

Tonight's Olympic finals will feature wrestlers who own a combined seven world titles and three Olympic medals -- including a reigning gold medalist.

Tuesday's finals matchups:
GR 77kg - Tamas LORINCZ 🇭🇺 vs. Akzhol MAKHMUDOV 🇰🇬
GR 97kg - Musa EVLOEV (ROC) vs. Artur ALEKSANYAN 🇦🇲
GR 68kg - Tamyra MENSAH STOCK 🇺🇸 vs. Blessing OBORUDUDU 🇳🇬