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    Fascinating. Thanks Akzent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazdani View Post
    Much like the homes of the champions who come from the Mazandaran region in Iran.

    a young champ at home


    his training facilities

    The thing on the right side is a scale.

    Several years later


    Mystery riddle: Who is the US guy? Help: The photo shows a match at the 2001 Takhti tournament. Several years later both wrestlers medaled at one and the same world championships. The US wrestler did it better than the Iranian.
    Last edited by akzent; 08-10-2007 at 01:43 PM.

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    Nobody can answer the riddle??? I made it easier changing the content of the help above.

  4. #13

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    Asghar Bazri and Bill Zadick.

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    Yazdani won



    At the 2001 Takhti Cup, at 63 kg, Zadick beat Bazri twice. In the prelims he beat him 6:5. Later he lost a match. Both wrestled back and faced each other again in the bronze-medal match. Zadick won 5:4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazdani View Post
    champions who come from the Mazandaran region in Iran.
    Mazandaran is a province in northern Iran:


    Like Dagestan, Mazandaran lies at the Caspian Sea: Dagestan is at the sea's western coast; Mazandaran at its southern coast.


    Mazandaran is not just a province in the administrative division of Iran, but also a great wrestling province. In the last two years, more than the half of the world team members were from Mazandaran.
    Five wrestlers in the 2005 world team: 55 Dadashi, 60 Mohammadi, 66 Vahedi, 74 Hajizadeh, 96 Ganji.
    Four wrestlers in the 2006 world team: 55 Dadashi, 60 Mohammadi, 74 Bazri, 84 Yazdani.


    Here they come from (I highlighted the capital and the towns)


    The lightweights Dadashi and Mohammadi come from the capital Sari.
    Bazri is from Behshahr.
    Yazdani comes from Joybar.


    A square in Joybar


    Enjoy the Mazandarani folk style Loucho


    near Amol, Central Mazandaran, July 2005
    www.chnphotoagency.ir/gallery.php?&gallery_uid=&lang=en&gallery_uid=66

    in the mountains near Babol, Central Mazandaran, July 2006
    http://www.farsnews.net/imgrep.php?nn=8504300032
    ! The scrollbar is on the left side

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    Wow, the grass in Iran is also green and not some evil color. Ha ha ha.

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    Great photos and info. What beautiful vistas, on one hand a hard life full of denial, on the other beauty surrounds you! I wonder if there's a lesson there? Thanks for the post Akzent ! You are IMHO the best poster on this site. Sorry if I hurt anyones feelings!

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    On the first page, I updated the map of Tsumada ? the wrestling district in Daghestan. In pink, I marked a fourth village ? Hushtada.

    This is the village of the 1999 world and 2000 Olympic champ Said Murtazaliev (97 kg):


    Said working on Bairamukov in the 2000 Olympic final



    Said stretching Tosoev at the 2000 games


    Well he is born in Mahachkala, not in the village, but his ?clan? is native of that village and many of Said's kinsmen are still living there.

    Pictures of the village - http://www.tsumada.ru/?f=foto&lg=ru&pr=31

    Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i588twGId8

    This tape is a part of a 50-minutes German documentary film (1996) about life and customs in Hushtada. The first 2 minutes show traditional sporting games at a wedding ? belt-wrestling and stone discus throwing.
    Last edited by akzent; 11-02-2007 at 01:20 PM.

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