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12 February 2020, 10:46

Maksim Nehoda wins 2020 European Wrestling Championships title

Maksim Nehoda. Photo courtesy of the United World Wrestling
Maksim Nehoda. Photo courtesy of the United World Wrestling

MINSK, 12 February (BelTA) – Maksim Nehoda of Belarus (63kg) has won the Greco-Roman gold at the 2020 UWW European Wrestling Championships in Rome, Italy, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian wrestler came through all qualifying bouts victorious to beat Russia's Ibragim Labazanov in the final on 11 February.

Bronze medals went to Hungary's Erik Torba and Ukraine's Lenur Temirov.

The competitions will finish on 16 February.

Belarus won four medals at the 2019 European Wrestling Championships in Bucharest, Romania. Aliaksandr Hushtyn clinched silver in the 97kg event, Ali Shabanov secured bronze in the 86kg event, Kseniya Stankevich (50kg) and Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (53kg) both collected bronze medals.

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