Iran’s wrestling team defeated the United States to win the gold medal at the Freestyle World Cup and the victory was celebrated deliriously in the nation.
The win comes weeks after President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Iran which flared tensions between the two countries.
During the final matches, Iranian wrestlers sealed a 5-3 victory against their American guests. State TV broadcast the matches live.
The US wrestling team reached the final matches after defeating Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan in group A of the competition. Iran defeated Turkey, India and Mongolia in group B during over two days to reach the final.
Earlier in February, Iran reversed its position and allowed US wrestlers to participate in the competition following an earlier US travel ban which is now frozen.
American and Iranian wrestlers have frequently hosted each other in similar competitions.