Turkey’s Kerem Kamal denied India their first gold medal at a United World Wresting (UWW) Junior World Championships since 1992 after defeating Vijay Vijay in the Greco-Roman 60 kilograms final in Trnava in Slovakia today.
Kamal ended the match with two massive four-point throws, triumphing 10-0 at the Mestská športová venue.
Japan’s Kazuki Yabe and Iran’s Ali Reza Ayat Ollah Nejati were the bronze medallists.
Among today’s other winners on a day highlighted by Greco-Roman finals was Armenia’s Malkhas Amoyan, who defeated Uzbekistan’s Makhmud Bakhshilloev 10-0 in the 67kg gold medal match.
The bronze medals went to Iran’s Yousef Hajiali Hosseinvand Fathi and Ukraine’s Parviz Nasibov.
GR 67kg GOLD - Armenia’s Malkhas AMOYAN (ARM) wrapped up the 67kg gold-medal bout with a 10-0 technical superiority win over Uzbekistan’s Makhmud BAKHSHILLOEV. #Trnava2018— United World Wrestling (@wrestling) September 19, 2018
There was also success today for Iran’s Amin Yavar Kaviyaninejad at 72kg, Russia’s Aleksandr Andreevitch Komarov at 82kg and Finland’s Arvi Martin Savolainen at 97kg.
Kaviyaninejad overcame Georgia’s Nikoloz Tchikaidze 12-2 before Komarov beat the United States’ Andrew Douglas Berreyesa 10-0 and Savolainen defeated Austria’s Markus Ragginger 5-0.
Turkey’s Erkan Ergen and Russia’s Magomed Yarbilov were the 72kg bronze medallists, while Hungary’s Istvan Takacs and Turkey’s Muhutdin Saricicek rounded out the 82kg podium, and Russia’s Artur Sargsian and Hungary’s Balint Vatzi shared third place at 97kg.
Five finals are due to be contested tomorrow in women’s wrestling.
Action at the UWW Junior World Championships is scheduled to continue through to Sunday (September 23).