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27 Jun 2019

Belarus’ Ali Shabanau clinches silver at European Games in Minsk

Belarus’ Ali Shabanau clinches silver at European Games in Minsk

MINSK, 27 June (BelTA) -  Belarusian freestyle wrestler Ali Shabanau clinched a silver medal in the Men’s Wrestling -86kg at the 2nd European Games in Minsk on 26 June, BelTA has learned.

Having won the qualifications against Israeli Uri Kalashnikov and Erdin Fatih of Turkey, Ali Shabanau reached the semifinal where he breezed past Germany’s Ahmed Dudarov (3:0). In the gold medal bout the Belarusian wrestler lost to Russian Dauren Kurugliev 2:3.

Three-time European silver medalist Aliaksandr Hushtyn of Belarus lost the Men’s Wrestling -86kg semifinal bout to Rio Olympic champion, three-time world and European champion, winner of the 1st European Games Abdulrashid Sadulaev of Russia. Belarusian athletes Vanesa Kaladzinskaya and Maryia Mamashuk failed to qualify and lost any chance for a medal.

Their teammate Azamat Nurykau (74kg) finished fifth having lost the bronze medal bout to Avtandil Kentchadze of Georgia.

The European Games wrestling tournament will finish on 30 June. It features 288 athletes competing in 18 medal events.

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