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Iranian Wrestler Pulls Off Flip For Crazy-Ass Takedown

Iran's Iman Sadeghikoukandeh executed quite the feat against Russia's Rashidov Gadzhimurad in the semifinals of the FILA Junior World Championships.


Gadzhimurad had Sadeghikoukandeh's leg pinned while standing and was trying to cherry-pick him so he'd fall, but Sadeghikoukandeh kept his balance so he could do a damn flip over Gadzhimurad. The Russian wasn't expecting it—few wrestlers would—and Sadeghikoukandeh took advantage of the element of surprise by earning points on a takedown.

Sadeghikoukandeh ended up winning the gold in the tournament.

H/t to Foley