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06 October 2021, 13:25

Belarus' Aliaksandr Hurshtyn 5th at World Wrestling Championships 2021

MINSK, 6 October (BelTA) – Aliaksandr Hurshtyn of Belarus placed fifth in the men's 97kg event at the World Wrestling Championships 2021 in Oslo, Norway, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian lost 3-9 to Ukraine's Mahamed Zakariiev in the bronze bout. Second bronze went to Mojtaba Goleij of Iran. In the men's 97kg final Russia's Abdulrashid Sadulaev defeated Kyle Snyder of the United States 6-0 to claim the world champion title for the fifth time.

The 70kg gold was secured by Magomedmurad Gadzhiev of Poland who edged Ernazar Akmataliev of Kyrgyzstan 2-1. Bronze medals went to Russia's Evgenii Zherbaev and Zurabi Iakobishvili of Georgia.

The Belarusian team placed seventh in the medal table of the World Wrestling Championships 2021 with one bronze medal won by Aryan Tsiutryn in the 50kg event. The top three comprised Russia – 173 points, the United States – 168 points, and Iran – 162 points. Representatives of 50 countries took part in the tournament.

The women's 55kg gold went to Japan's Tsugumi Sakurai who routed Germany's Nina Hemmer 10-0. Bronze medals went to Ukraine's Oleksandra Khomenets and Jenna Burkert of the United States.

In the women's 62kg event Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan claimed gold defeating Kayla Miracle of the United States 7-0. Bronze medals were collected by Japan's Nonoka Ozaki and Gantuya Enkhbat of Mongolia. Veranika Ivanova of Belarus lost to Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in the quarterfinal and then lost to Japan's Nonoka Ozaki in the repechage.

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