Iran and USA Win Opening Matches at Freestyle World Cup, Azerbaijan Beats Russia
Defending champion Iran, which has won the last five
Freestyle World Cup titles, is seeking a repeat at home at the 2017 Freestyle
World Cup in Kermanshah.
UWW site- Led by Olympic champion Hassan YAZDANI, Iran defeated Turkey
8-0 in the opening match of the Freestyle World Cup. Yazdani needed one minute
and 44 seconds to down Serdar BOKE (TUR) by technical fall, 11-1, at 86kg.
Yazdani has moved up to 86kg after the Olympic Games and he has won all of four
of his matches in his new weight class by technical fall (three matches in
Takhti Cup and one in Freestyle World Cup).
In other match of Group B, Mongolia defeated India 7-1.
In group A, Azerbaijan defeated Russia in a tough match. The
result was 4-4 in individual matches and 16-16 in points, but Azerbaijan won
the bout by 32-29 advantage in technical points.
Russian has sent mostly wrestlers who won silver and bronze
medals in the 2017 Yariguin Cup.
2012 Olympic champion Dzhamal OTARSULTANOV (RUS) stepped on
mat at 61 kg but Ali RAHIMZADE (AZE) came from behind to win the match 6-6.
In decisive bout, 2015 world silver medalist Jamaladdin
MAGOMEDOV (AZE) beat Vladislav BAITCAEV (RUS) 8-1, helping his side win a
Meanwhile USA looked strong in defeating Georgia 7-1. 2012
Olympic champion Jordan BURROUGHS (USA) stepped on the mat for the first time
since the 2016 Rio Games and the 3000 Iranian fans cheered him during his match
against Jumber KVELASHVILI (GEO). Burroughs was pushed in the match, but came
away with a 2-2 victory in 74kg.
The second round of the Freestyle World Cup lunches from
5:30 P.M to local time after opening ceremony.
Round 1 results
AZERBAIJAN (AZE) df. RUSSIA (RUS), 4-4 (32-29 in technical
57 kg - Artem GEBEKOV (RUS) df. Giorgi EDISHERASHVILI (AZE),
61 kg - Ali RAHIMZADE (AZE) df. Dzhamal OTARSULTANOV (RUS),
65 kg - Haji ALIYEV (AZE) df. Alan GOGAEV (RUS), 2-1
70 kg - Magomedkhabib KADIMAGOMEDOV (RUS) df. David
SUYNYUCHKHANOV (AZE), 10-6
74 kg - Jabrayil HASANOV (AZE) df. Radik VALIEV (RUS), 6-2
86 kg - Vladislav VALIEV (RUS) df. Sharif SHARIFOV (AZE),
97 kg - Rasul MAGOMEDOV (RUS) df. Nurmagomed GADZHIYEV
125 kg - Jamaladdin MAGOMEDOV (AZE) df. Vladislav BAITCAEV
UNITED STATES (USA) df. GEORGIA (GEO), 7-1
57 kg - Anthony Joseph RAMOS (USA) df. Otari GOGAVA (GEO),
61 kg - Logan Jeffery STIEBER (USA) df. Shota PHARTENADZE
65 kg - Frank Aniello MOLINARO (USA) df. Iveriko JULAKIDZE
70 kg - James Malcolm GREEN (USA) df. Levan KELEKHSASHVILI
(GEO) by TF, 10-0
74 kg - Jordan Ernest BURROUGHS (USA) df. Jumber KVELASHVILI
86 kg - David Morris TAYLOR III (USA) df. Dato MARSAGISHVILI
97 kg - Kyle Frederick SNYDER (USA) df. Zviad METREVELI
(GEO) by TF, 11-0
125 kg - Geno PETRIASHVILI (GEO) df. Zachery William REY
(USA) by TF, 11-0
IRAN (IRI) df. TURKEY (TUR), 8-0
57 kg - Hassan Sabzali RAHIMI (IRI) df. Sezar AKGUL (TUR),
61 kg - Behnam Eshagh EHSANPOOR (IRI) df. Cengizhan ERDOGAN
65 kg - Meisam Abolfazl NASIRI (IRI) df. Safa AKSOY (TUR),
70 kg - Mostafa Mohabbali HOSSEINKHANI (IRI) df. Yakup GOR
74 kg - Peyman Morteza YARAHMADI (IRI) df. Islam KILIC
86 kg - Hassan Aliazam YAZDANICHARATI (IRI) df. Serdar BOKE
(TUR) by TF, 11-1
97 kg - Amir Mohsen MOHAMMADI (IRI) df. Faruk AKKOYUN (TUR)
by TF, 10-0
125 kg - Komeil Nemat GHASEMI (IRI) df. Salim ERCAN (TUR) by
MONGOLIA (MGL) df. INDIA (IND), 7-1
57 kg - Zanabazar ZANDANBUD (MGL) df. Amit KUMAR (IND) by
61 kg - Tulga TUMUR-OCHIR (MGL) df. Harphool HARPHOOL (IND),
65 kg - Batmagnai BATCHULUUN (MGL) df. Bajrang BAJRANG
70 kg - Mandakhnaran GANZORIG (MGL) df. Amit Kumar DHANKHAR
74 kg - Ankhbayar BATCHULUUN (MGL) df. Jitender JITENDER
86 kg - Deepak DEEPAK (IND) df. Unurbat PUREVJAV (MGL) by
97 kg - Batzul ULZIISAIKHAN (MGL) df. Roublejit Singh RANGI
125 kg - Zolboo NATSAGSUREN (MGL) df. Krishan KRISHAN (IND),
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