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EC-2014 last day: Rasul won a silver, Elvin a bronze medal / PHOTO-VIDEO

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The Senior Wrestling European Championship has finished in Vantaa, Finland.

The Greco-Roman wrestlers joined the competition in 71, 75, 80 and 85 kg weight classes on the last day of the championship. Our wrestlers completed the last day with 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.

In 71 kg weight class Rasul Chunayev was set to become the champion and won over Sergey Mironov (Latvia) with the score 8:0 in 1/8 final and Turkey’s Yunus Ozel with the score 9:1 in the 1/4 final. He competed against Ukraine’s Armen Vardanyan in the semifinal. Having easily won this bout (9:0), Rasul Chunayev became the finalist. However, our wrestler lost to Hungary’s Tamas Lorincz in the final and became the silver medalist.

Our representative in 75 kg category Elvin Mursaliyev lost to Russia’s Alexander Chekirkin in the 1/8 final. However, he received second chance to compete in the repechages, as his rival reached the final. At first Elvin competed against Poland’s Mateus Lukas Volni. The intense bout finished with the score 3:2 in Elvin’s favor. In the decisive match Elvin Mursaliyev won over the Hungarian wrestler Laszlo Szabo (0:8) and became the owner of the bronze medal.

Rafig Husseinov (80 kg) competed against Ukraine’s Alexander Shishman in the 1/8 final and lost 2:8. As Shishman lost his next match, Rafig could not compete in the repechages.

Saman Tahmasibi (85 kg) as well lost his 1/8 final match to Lithuania’s Laymutis Adomaytis with the score 3:8. His rival too lost his next bout and Saman was eliminated from the championship.

71 kg
1/8 final – Rasul Chunayev – Sergey Mironov (LAT) 8-0
1/4 final – Rasul Chunayev – Yunus Ozel (TUR) 9-1
1/2 final – Armen Vardanyan (UKR) – Rasul Chunayev 0-9
FINAL – Rasul Chunayev – Tamas Lorincz (HUN) 0-2

75 kg
1/8 final – Alexander Chekirkin (RUS) – Elvin Mursaliyev 9-1
Repechage – Elvin Mursaliyev – Mateus Lukas Volny (POL) 3-2
Bronze medal match – Laszlo Szabo (HUN) – Elvin Mursaliyev 0-8

80 kg
1/8 final – Rafig Husseinov – Alexander Shishman (UKR) 2-8

85 kg
1/8 final – Saman Tahmasibi – Laymutis Adomaytis (LTU) 3-8

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