Posts Tagged ‘wrestler’

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Poshtam wins bronze in world championships

TEHRAN – Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Pejman Poshtam claimed a bronze medal at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships on Friday. He defeated Hungarian Laszlo Szabo 4-0 in the 82kg weight category. Earlier in the day, Mohammadali Geraei from Iran had won a bronze medal at the 77kg. The 2021 World Wrestling Championships are being held from […]

Viral Video: Pro Wrestler Slams ‘Activist Athlete’ For Turning Back On National Anthem

The Croatian national football team says its players will refuse to ‘take a knee’ before their Euro 2020 games because the stunt is an explicitly political gesture which would violate UEFA rules. The argument made in the UK for England players taking the knee, despite being booed for it by their own fans, is that […]

Iran’s regime threatens to execute brother of wrestler Navid Afkari

Iran has announced it may execute Vahid Afkari, the brother of champion wrestler Navid Afkari, who was the victim of an extrajudicial killing by Iran’s judiciary for his protesting against Iranian regime corruption. The founder of the United for Navid campaign, Masih Alinejad, on Saturday tweeted:  “After executing the innocent athlete Navid Afkari for protesting, […]

Las Vegas wrestler rattles Texas special election

Rodimer arrived in Austin late Wednesday afternoon, telling people he’d been encouraged to run by Cruz and members of Trump’s family, according to two people familiar with the exchange who requested anonymity. Rodimer, one-time World Wrestling Entertainment sensation who lost elections to Congress and state Senate in Nevada over the past three years, shocked Republicans […]

Wrestler, rescuer, diplomat, spy: Grandson unmasks his heroic Israeli patriarch

People thought twice about messing with the Unreich brothers in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. There were seven sons in the family, and six of them were wrestlers. Some won national and international titles. Zalman, the sixth child, and fifth son in the family, was the Slovak wrestling champion (welterweight division) in 1927 and took first place in […]

Iran Prepares to Execute Second Wrestler, Despite State Department Protest

Iran has announced its plans to execute another wrestler, Mehdi Ali Hosseini, a 29-year-old athlete from Khuzestan. Source

Iran to unveil stamp in honor of legendary wrestler Takhti

TEHRAN – Iranian Wrestling Federation secretary general Jalal Askari has announced that legendary wrestler Gholamreza Takhti’s new stamp will be unveiled on Wednesday. The stamp will be released to honor the 53rd death anniversary of Takhti, Askari said. “Due to coronavirus restrictions, the fans are not allowed to participate in the anniversary at the Ebn-e […]

US slaps sanctions on Iranians over execution of wrestler

WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on an Iranian judge who sentenced a wrestler to death over his role in protests — an execution that triggered international outrage. Navid Afkari, 27, who had won national competitions, was hanged earlier this month after being convicted of murder during demonstrations two years ago in […]

Iranian wrestler executed over 2018 security guard killing at anti-gov’t protest

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Iran executes wrestler who made purported confession of murder

Iran’s state TV reported on Saturday that the country’s authorities executed a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man after he purportedly confessed to the crime. State TV quoted the chief justice of Fars province, Kazem Mousavi as saying on Saturday: “The retaliation sentence against Navid Afkari, the killer of Hassan Turkman, was carried out this […]

Iran airs televised confession of wrestler after Trump tweet urging republic to spare his life

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Former Pro Wrestler Admits Killing Child Molester When He Was 13 – Liberal Media Outraged

A former WWE profesional wrestler has admitted he killed his pedophile abuser when he was 13-years-old and dumped his body in the Chattahoochie River — and liberals and LGBT media outlets are outraged, accusing him of homophobia. Former WWE superstar and Shawn Michaels “The Rockers” Tag Team partner Marty Jannetty shocked the wrestling community with […]

Iran protests ban on wrestler who threw bout to avoid Israeli

AFP- Iran’s wrestling federation has said it will protest a decision to ban one of its athletes and the national coach for deliberately throwing a match to avoid fighting an Israeli opponent. Alireza Karimi Mashiani threw a match against his Russian opponent in the under-23 world championships in Poland in November to avoid fighting Israel’s […]

Oh wrestler, Jerusalem is not a chess piece– Gazans tell Trump

Amid hundreds acres of fields covered with grass and the rusty metal wires of old burnt tires, young protesters experienced in skirmishes with Israeli soldiers recommend to their newly experienced friends the best ways to avoid the tear gas and stun grenades fired from the Nahal Oz military post east of Gaza City. About 100-300 […]

Leader praises Iranian weightlifters, wrestler

Tasnim – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei commended the Iranian national weightlifting team for winning the world title, and lauded Alireza Karimi, a young wrestler, for becoming the “symbol of dignity” for his performance in world championships. In a message released on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei warmly praised the Iranian national weightlifting […]

Cops Are Pulling Over Countless Americans Just to “Check Their Papers”

Tim Hull | Courthouse News Service ACLU Warns Tucson on Immigration Stops TUCSON (CN) — Tucson police continue to use traffic stops illegally to check immigration papers and call the Border Patrol, despite a supposed policy against it, the ACLU said in warning letters to police and Homeland Security. […]

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