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Thursday, 11 July 2013 17:24

Universiade-2013: Mustafayev and Gostiyev ranked fifth

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The 27th International Universiade wrestling matches have started in Kazan, Russia.

According to the program the freestyle wrestlers competed in 55, 66, 84 and 120 kg categories on the first day of the tournament.

55 kg
Yashar Aliyev joined the matches from 1/8 final, however he lost to the wrestler from the USA, Niko Megaludis (3:1).

66 kg
Aghahussein Mustafayev won against the Turkish wrestler Mustafa Kayan (4:1) in the first match. He then competed against the Russian sportsman Magomed Kurbanaliyev, however this match was not successful for our wrestler (4:0). Aghahussein joined the repechage match, as his rival reached the final, and scored a victory against the Canadian wrestler Brian Hutton (4:0). Our sportsman lost in the bronze medal match to the Mongolian representative Mandakhnaran Ganzorig and completed the Universiade in the fifth place.

84 kg
Alexander Gostiyev joined the tournament from 1/16 final. After scoring a victory against the German wrestler Karsten Kopp (4:0), Alexander reached the 1/8 final, where he won against the Korean sportsman Minvon Seon (4:0). He also won in the ¼ final match against the Hungarian wrestler Istvan Vereb (4:0). In the semifinal Alexander Gostiyev wrestled against the Russian representative Shamil Kudiyamagomedov. However, this time the match finished in favor of the Russian sportsman (3:1). In the bronze medal match Alexander Gostiyev lost to the Iranian wrestler Mohammedhussein Mohammedian and ranked fifth in the Universiade.

120 kg
Jamaladdin Mohammedov won against the Japanese wrestler Tomoyuki Oka (8:0) in the 1/8 final. However, he then lost in the ¼ final to the Turkish wrestler Taka Akgul after an intense match (3:2). Our wrestler joined the repechage match, but Jamaladdin Mohammedov lost his chance to win the bronze medal.

We would like to remind that at the freestyle wrestling matches our team in headed by Head Coach Magomed Aliomarov and Coach Firdovsi Umudov and includes Yashar Aliyev (55 kg), Haji Aliyev (60 kg), Aghahussein Mustafayev (66 kg), Jabrayil Hasanov (74 kg), Alexander Gostiyev (84 kg), Haji Sharifov (96 kg) and Jamaladdin Mohammedov (120 kg).

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