MINSK, 22 April (BelTA) – Belarusian freestyle wrestler Ali Shabanau has clinched bronze in the 86kg category at the 2021 European Wrestling Championships in Warsaw, Poland, BelTA has learned.
On his way to the podium, the Belarusian athlete defeated Dzhemal Rushen Ali of Bulgaria 6-0, Gheorghi Pascalov of Moldova 11-1. In the semifinal Ali Shabanau lost to Georgia's Sandro Aminashvili 2-3. In the bronze-medal bout the Belarusian proved stronger against Poland's Sebastian Jezierzanski.
Gold went to Artur Naifonov of Russia who beat the Gergian athlete 8-0 in the final. Another bronze went to Myles Nazem Amine from San Marino.
Earlier, two Belarusian wrestlers, Aryan Tsiutryn and Andrey bekrenev placed fifth. The European Wrestling Championships in Warsaw will be over on 25 April.