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Rio-2016: Rasul Chunayev gained bronze medal / PHOTO

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

On the third day of the competition on Greco-roman wrestling were determined winners in 66 and 85 kg weighting categories.

Our representative in 66 kg Rasul Chunayev in the first bout beat Miguel Martinez from Cuba and after that Russian athlete, Olympic champion Islam-Beka Albiyev and Tarke Aziz from Algeria and reached the semifinal. Loosing in the semifinal passing in tense struggle our wrestler gained a right to take a mat for bronze medal contest. In the decisive meeting gaining early win over runner up of World champion Korean Han Su Ryu Rasul Chunayev became winner of the bronze medal of the Rio Olympiad.

With this competitions on Greco-roman wrestling at Rio Olympic Games have come to the end. Our team being represented with 5 wrestlers completed competitions gaining 2 medals. Distinguished Rasul Chunayev (66 kg) and Sabah Shariati (130 kg). Rovshan Bayramov completed Olympiad on the 5th place.

66 kg
Bronze medal contest -Hansu Ryu (KOR) -Rasul Chunayev 0:8
1/2 final - Migran Arutunyan (ARM) - Rasul Chunayev 4:1
1/4 final - Tarek Aziz Benaissa (ALG) - Rasul Chunayev 2:10
Round of 16 - Islam-beka Albiyev (RUS) -Rasul Chunayev 2:3
Round of 32 - Miguel Martinez Palacio (CUB) -Rasul Chunayev 2:4

The results of the bouts you can find by clicking on the following links.

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