Ulugbek Rahmonov and Gulmira Ismatova claimed golds today for the host nation at the Asian Sambo Championships in Tashkent.
Rahmonov topped the men’s 82 kilogram podium at the Sport Complex in the Uzbekistan capital with a victory over Iran’s Yosef Karimyan in the final, with Turkmenistan’s N Orazmamammedov and Tajikistani Zafar Olimshoev taking the bronze medals.
Ismatova was the top performer in the women’s 68kg competition with a win over South Korea’s Kang Seo-jung.
Zyna Orunova of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan’s Marakhabat Kuatbekova completed the podium line-up.
In the men’s 62kg contest, Sapar Dovletov of Turkmenistan defeated Monglia’s Togtokhbayar Magsar to win the gold.
The men’s over-100kg title was bagged by Yerassyle Kazhybayev of Kazakhstan with Iran’s Milad Shirihajibaba taking the silver medal.
Turkmenistan’s Rushana Nurjavova defeated Uzbekistani fighter Malikabonu Mirzaeva to claim the women’s 56kg gold while Kazakhstan’s Ruza Dukhturbaeva also beat a competitor from the hosts, Shakhlo Tursunova, in the over-80kg final.