Belarusian Greco-Roman wrestler, Iosif Chugoshvili, wins bronze at Golden Grand Prix Final wrestling tournament, hosted by Baku
In his first under 130kg category match, the Belarusian wrestler lost to his rival from Kazakhstan, Nurmakhan Tynaliev (0:4). In the consolation match, Iosif defeated Russian Vitaly Ilnitsky, and then Chinese Qiang Meng in the battle for bronze. Azerbaijan’s Sabah Shariati won in the heaviest category.
Two other representatives of the Belarusian national Greco-Roman wrestling team failed to reach the medals podium: Soslan Daurov was ranked ninth while Victor Sosunovsky finished eleventh.
In the freestyle wrestling tournament, Belarusian Ibragim Saidov came fifth, losing to the Chinese athlete in the fight for third place.
By Igor Grishin