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(WRESTLING IS IRAN’S MOST
SUCCESSFUL SPORT) (AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES) (WHERE 43 OUT OF IRAN’S
69 OLYMPIC MEDALS) (ARE FROM WRESTLING) (43 OLYMPIC MEDALS) (9 GOLD) (14 SILVER) (20 BRONZE) I am the double leg
master of Iran. In the 2024 Olympics,
I’ll be the champion. (AT THEIR THIRD OLYMPIC
GAMES IN 1956,) (IRAN RECORDED A
5-MEDAL HAUL IN WRESTLING.) (AT LONDON 2012, IRAN RECORDED
THEIR BEST PERFORMANCE) (WITH 6 MEDALS,
3 OF WHICH ARE GOLD.) Wrestling is the way of
Iranian warriors. And Zoorkhaneh has been
like a gym for our champions where they would prepare
themselves to show the Iranian battle skills. (VARZESHE PAHLEVANI IS A
TRADITIONAL RITUAL COMBINING) (MARTIAL ARTS,
MOTOR EXERCISES,) (STRENGTH CONDITIONING
AND MUSIC.) (THE TRADITION IS AT THE
FOUNDATION OF THE STRENGTH) (AND POPULARITY OF WRESTLING
IN IRAN TODAY.) (ZOORKHANEH IS A TRADITIONAL
PERSIAN GYM AND CLUB) (WHERE WARRIORS AND ATHLETES
ARE TRAINED.) (ATHLETES START THE SECOND PART) (OF THEIR TRAINING WITH
CHARKHIDAN.) (THIS EXERCISE NEEDS MORE SKILL
AND EXPERIENCE, (ESPECIALLY IN MAINTAINING
BALANCE DURING SPINNING.) Our wrestling is very
close and direct with Zoorkhaneh,
as it should. (THE WORKERS’ GYM, A FAMOUS
LOCAL GYM MANAGED) (BY FORMER
WORLD CHAMPION AKBAR FALLAH) I started my career here.
You can see the pictures of my coaches on the walls.
They helped me a lot. (OVER THE YEARS, AKBAR FALLAH
HAS COACHED AND MENTORED) (THOUSANDS OF YOUNG AND
AMBITIOUS WRESTLERS.) I owe a debt here, to my old
neighbourhood, my old gym. That’s why I came back here. I don’t train
the young kids only. The little champions, children, teenagers, young adults
and adults. I teach all the ranges,
you have filmed some of them. But the range I love
working with the most is the little champions
and children. They are pure. They form very fast. You can easily see which ones
are meant to be champions. In 2024, I will be the world
champion in 74kg. He can be part of the Olympic
team three Olympics from now. I’d like to be the champion
in the 2024 Olympic Games. I want everybody
in the world to know that Iranians
are great wrestlers. (TEHRAN, IRAN’S FREESTYLE
AND GRECO-ROMAN) (NATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE) If you’re in the USA,
when two kids want to prove themselves,
they’d box. In Brazil, the sport you can
see in the streets or schools is football. In Iran, whenever there was
a reason to show off their strength or in Shahnameh,
the book of ancient and epic tales and poems of Old Persia, the greatest achievements
were made by wrestling. One minute. It is true that the modern sports are very
popular in Iran, but how proud people feel
when a wrestler becomes a champion, it is different. The Farsi word for wrestling
comes from killing. You have to sweat for a win. In Juybar, you will see most
of the men have broken ears. They know a thing
or two about wrestling. They are very serious about it. (JUYBAR, NORTH OF IRAN
(MAZANDARAN) (274KM FROM TEHRAN) (POPULATION ABOUT 70,000) (IRANIANS CONSIDER JUYBAR AS
IRAN’S CAPITAL OF WRESTLING) The people of Juybar
love wrestling. Maybe it is because of
its geographical position. (IN THE COASTAL CITY OF JUYBAR,
WRESTLING TRAINING TYPICALLY) (TAKES PLACE NEAR THE SEA) (AND OUT IN THE WILDERNESS
WHERE CONDITIONS ARE ROUGH.) (MOST OF JUYBAR’S POPULATION
ARE FARMERS AND FISHERMEN) In Juybar’s gyms, you can find many
children and teenagers. There are five or six gyms, and more
than 600 people are wrestlers. Most of the kids in Juybar
would do anything to go to the Olympics
and become champions. Maybe one day,
we can be that good. The wrestling community
worldwide, when the dispute over
the elimination of wrestling from the Olympics started, they put aside their
differences and united. IOC was then faced with a huge
number of people who wanted to save the oldest sport
in the world. Finally, with a high percent
of the votes, IOC was forced
to keep wrestling. It is not fair for the sport
of our ancestors to be eliminated from Olympics. If wrestling
is eliminated from the Olympics Iranians will lose
their spirit. It would be so unfortunate to eliminate wrestling
from the Olympics.

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100 thoughts on “Why Iran’s pride and prowess in wrestling is unsurpassed | Land Of Legends

  1. Iran should abandon Islam and return to the great Christian Persia. They would flourish again from under dark grasp of Islam where they have digressed as a society

  2. I respect iranian wrestlers, but.. DAGESTAN wrestlers are number 1 still. Dagestan has maybe 3 million people, but amount of champions per population is enormous. I would have to say that Iranians are number 2 at least, not one.

  3. "Unrivaled " ?? Ossetians (small Orthodox Christian Warriors people from Caucasus Mountains who have defeate alexanders romans arabs persianns turks tatars mongols tamerlan vainakh etc..) only 400 000 and have more give more wrestling medals than everybody

  4. "Unrivaled" ?? Ossetians: Andiev Soslan Two-time Olympic champion (1976, 1980), four-time freestyle world champion, Baroev Hassan, world and Olympic champion (2004) in Greco-Roman wrestling Bogiev Vadim (1996), silver medalist world championship of free wrestling Gatsalov Hadzhimurat, champion of the XXVIIIth Olympic Games (2004) in freestyle wrestling. Musulbes David Winner of the XXVII Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, 2001 World Champion in the Freestyle Heavyweight Championship. Ramon Soslan, World Champion and 2016 Olympic Games in Freestyle Wrestling Taymazov Arthur, triple Olympic champion (2004, 2008, 2012) in freestyle wrestling, 2000 Olympic silver medal, 2003 world champion, 2006. Taymazov Timur 1996 Olympic Games Champion in Atlanta, silver medalist at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, ​​world and European weightlifting champion Tedeev Elbrus Olympic Champion (2004), triple world champion (1995, 1999, 2002) , double champion European freestyle Fadzaev Arsen Two-time Olympic champion (1988, 1992), multiple world champion, multiple USSR and European champion Hadartsi Maharbek Two-time Olympic champion (1988 and 1992) in freestyle wrestling in the weight category 90 kg, silver medalist at the 1996 Olympics, five-time world champion, four-time European champion Khugaev Alan, Olympic champion in the 2012 Greco-Roman wrestling.

  5. Iran beat india in asian games kabbadi ,I couldn't even believe some country could beat india in its own sport.Respect iran from india…

  6. In other words, they are neanderthals! All brawn, no brain! This may have been the ideal model 1000 years ago, but we are past that stage now! We need smarter people, not stronger people!

  7. We Russians are very prideful in our wrestling as well, Iran is our great friend, every time there is no Russian wrestler in the mat I always cheer for Iran!

  8. или как сенегальцы только бадаются? самый пролетарский вид спорта

  9. Kabaddi and kushti(wrestling) has always been traditional sports of india as well esp in rural areas. Didn't know Iran is this good in wrestling. Good to know.

  10. если вы хотите знать где лучшие вольники. Вам надо на Кавказ в Дагестан или в Чечню

  11. Wrestling is how a religión in Irán , my admiration for this country , the best of the best in Olimpic Wrestling.

  12. World number one nations Just turks wrestling and arm wrestling and war because turks have genetic power 125 kg taha Akgül and 130 kg riza Kayaalp dominated all championship.

  13. Please we should dont forget the Turks they are the finder of Wrestling. Oil Wrestling is the oldest Sport in World and its only in Turkey its tradion.Iran had 9 Gold in Olympic Turks over 30.

  14. The Persian men had to be tough, because the Persian women are some of the prettiest in the world. They needed to fight to keep others away.

  15. What I find interesting is that wrestling in the US isn’t very popular yet we are still able to beat nations like Russia and Iran who’s most popular sport is wrestling

  16. the fact that some people actually thought about eliminating wrestling from the Olympics is ridiculous! how in the world does that even cross the mind of any reasonable Olympic official, or whatever the guys who run the olympics are called!

  17. Too bad Islam and sharia have made them what they are today. To think a few decades back they were pretty westernized. This looks like my hometown in the USA with the little wrestling clubs all over, and ranked #1 in the state, don't ever doubt America is tops in anything they want to be tops in. Respect to Iran in this regard though, get rid of Islam and sharia, and there is hope.

  18. Иранские болельщики борьбы самые крутые, а в России это кавказцы и якуты

  19. Dagestan on its own (tiny area, tiny province) is more successful than Iran. Iran is great at wrestling but they have like 80m people. Dagestan is 100x better at wrestling per capita.

  20. Iran's "pride and prowess" can't even eat the dust of the accomplishments of dagestani wrestlers all u have to do is look at the medals won by nation in uww and Olympics back to 1970 never was persia even close to dagestan, and they never even fully controlled all of dagestan ever in history only different parts of it over long period of time as well as russia and other nations who were fighting over it, and if there was any influence on dagestan's wrestling it was that they trained more to fight the Persians just like they did for everyone else who tried to take their land. And iran cannot even compete with alania in wrestling, another strong wrestling country in the caucuses, which specifically, was never influenced or controlled by persia at all. No place in the world can compete with the caucasian nations in wrestling period.

  21. i worked for an Iranian when i was in college. when he heard i wrestled in high school, his eyes lit up. all he and his buddies did was bet on wrestling matches and drink. they were just nuts about wrestling. they'd bet on someone they knew wasn't Iranian, bc he LOOKed Iranian. i thought it was just something HE was into, i didn't know it was a cultural thing

  22. Iran has awesome wrestlers and a great wrestling heritage but sadly they have lagged behind teams like Russia, Georgia, USA Japan etc in recent history. Don't know the reason but it is clear they need to win a team world championship again soon. Great video!

  23. badminton is a game old ladies play in the back yard, yet, somehow, it is an olympic sport. i can't believe they even briefly considered removing wrestling.

  24. The point of the Olympics was for wrestling its the logo in the stones they didn’t even care about running and jumping lets keep it going hard with wrestling and atlas stones.

  25. I don't think they will be good at mma they don't Know how to attack like khabib and most Russian wrestlers they like to defend,keep their position and counter

  26. most of irans best wrestlers are coming from a city near Caspian sea too
    but the sport has many ups and downs because of other stuff

  27. This is a great video. I love Iran's passion for wrestling. I think their fans are the best. My heroes are (international) wrestlers including Iranian and Russian, but of course my home country (US). My favorites from Iran are Ali Reza Dabir, Rasul Khadem and Hassan Yazdani.

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