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Wednesday, 17 August 2016 15:02

Rio-2016: Our Greco-roman wrestling team became third in team classification / PHOTO

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Wrestling competitions on the XXXI Summer Olympic Games taking place in Rio-de-Janeiro are going on.

In the first three days of the competitions were determined winners on Greco-roman wrestling. Our team represented with 5 wrestlers completed competition with 2 bronze medals. Distinguished Rasul Chunayev (66 kg) and Sabah Shariati (130 kg). Rovshan Bayramov completed Olympiad on the 5th place.

According to the medal ranking our national team shared 9-10th places with Iran. Gaining 2 gold and 1 silver medals Cuba 1st and having 2 gold and 1 bronze medals Russian team located on the 2nd place.

But in team ranking composed by United World Wrestling on traditional manner our Greco-roman national team took a place in the first three. Our team gaining 26 points became third in team classification. Russian with 33 point first Cuba with 29 points got 2nd place.

With this result our Greco-roman wrestlers delivered number of medals gaining at Olympiads to 7. One of them is gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze standard.

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