Iranian wrestler Abdevali receives Fair Play award

Iranian wrestler Abdevali receives Fair Play award
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During the World Fair Play Awards Ceremony in Baku the capital of Azerbaijan, the Iranian wrestler Saeid Abdevali received the diploma of fair play.
After being subjected to unjust and biased judgment in his wrestling bout against South Korean rival in Incheon Asian Games 2014, the National Olympics Committee of Iran called on the International Committee for Fair Play (CIFP) to review the game.
Following the game review, the CIFP appreciated Abdevali’s respect to the audience and the competition 'regardless of the clear unjust judgment' as he continued the session to the end.
In this regard, at a ceremony held in Baku, Azerbaijan on Friday evening, fair play award was presented to Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestler at 75 kg weight at the presence of several sports champions.
The unfortunate wrestler was also eliminated from the 2012 London Olympics due to the referee’s wrong decision during his match against the French rival.
The committee has been awarding international fair play prizes since 1963 and the prize is awarded to athletes who respect the spirit of sport and envisage 'a beautiful image of heroism and brotherhood.'
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