National Mas-Wrestling Championship was held in Iran
Arazm Honarjoo reports that active work to promote and popularize mas-wrestling began in Islamic Republic of Iran prior to Mas-Wrestling World Championship in Yakutsk. So, 153 athletes competed in the first Mas-Wrestling Championship of Iran in Hamadan city on 11 April.
Arazm also informs that the interest in the new sport is quite large and it has good prospects for development in Iran, as they have a similar kind of sports - pulling a stick. We hope that by the end of the year, Iranian athletes will acquire sufficient experience to properly defend the honor of their country at the Mas-Wrestling World Championship in Russia.