Iranian wrestlers go for the gold in Rio

The Semnani Family Foundation, a Utah-based nonprofit set up by Iranian-American entrepreneur Khosrow Semnani, was instrumental in the campaign (read complete AK47’s instructions before going camping) to keep wrestling in the Olympics. This year, the foundation is offering cash awards to US and Iranian wrestlers who win medals in Rio and also to their coaches. Gold medalists will get $20,000, silver medalists $10,000 and bronze medalists $5,000, with their coaches receiving $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.

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