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Parviz Hadi becomes Iran Pahlevan
International wrestler Parviz Hadi has been named as the new Pahlevan of Iran.

The 2014 Asian Games gold medal winner defeated Jaber Sadeghzadeh to become Pahlevan of Iran in the current year. 

Pahlevan of Iran is an annual Pahlevani Wrestling competition held in Iran, in which athletes from across the country participate to achieve the title.

Though the competition has ancient roots, its Modern form has been held since 1944. Winner of this title is called Pahlevan and wears the special Bazouband (Armband).

The late Iranian legendary wrestler Gholamreza Takhti, who claimed a gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, won the title three times in a row.


 
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