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26 Jan 2015

Belarusian wrestlers win five medals at Golden Grand Prix Ivan Yarygin 2015

MINSK, 26 January (BelTA) – Representatives of the Belarusian freestyle wrestling team opened a new season of international starts at one of the world’s biggest tournaments, Golden Grand Prix Ivan Yarygin 2015, in Krasnoyarsk, the Russian Federation. The three-day competitions brought five medals to Belarus, BelTA has learned.

Ibragim Saidov claimed gold in the 97kg event. The Belarusian reached the final after taking two shutouts over Mongolia’s Huderbulga Dorjkhand and Russian wrestlers Yevgeny Kolomiyets and Yuri Belonovsky. In the gold medal event Ibragim Saidov left no chances to Russia’s Zainula Kurbanov 6-1.

2013 European champion Anastasia Guchok of Belarus clinched gold in the women’s 60kg event.

Bronze medals were collected by Nadezhda Shushko (53kg), Yekaterina Gonchar (55kg) and Maria Mamoshuk (63kg).

Many-time European and world medalist Vasilisa Marzalyuk (75kg) finished 5th. Alexander Gushtyn of Belarus also finished 5th.

Other fellow Belarusians ranked in Krasnoyarsk as follows: the 8th place for Azamat Nurikov (65kg), Ali Shabanov (86kg), Veronika Ivanova (58kg); 9th for Zalina Sidakova (55kg), Asadula Lachinov (57kg); 22nd for Vladislav Andreyev (57kg); 24th for Rasul Tikhayev (86kg); 25th for Viktor Sereda (65kg).

The annual tournament for the prizes of the two-time Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling Ivan Yarygin attracts a great number of participants from all over the world. This year Krasnoyarsk has welcomed representatives of Belarus, Greece, Iran, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, the United States, Tajikistan, Japan and all Russian regions. The host country of the competitions topped the medal table with 13 medals.

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