Russia's double Olympic champion Roman Vlasov suffered a shock defeat on the first day of Greco-Roman wrestling at the Poland Open ©Getty Images

Tamas Levai of Hungary earned a famous victory over Russia’s double Olympic champion Roman Vlasov on the first day of Greco-Roman action at the United World Wrestling Poland Open in Warsaw, but couldn’t take the final step to earn gold.

Having beaten the man who won at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics, and who also has two world titles to his credit, Levai had to settle for silver in the men’s 77 kilograms class as he was beaten 9-0 in the final at the Ursynow Arena by Vlasov’s compatriot Abuizad Mantsigov.

Vlasov earned bronze, as did Ukraine’s Yasaf Zeinalov.

The men’s 130 kilograms title was contested by two athletes from Iran, and it was Amin Mirzazadeh who was triumphant.

He defeated compatriot Aliakbar Yousofiahmadchali 3-1.

Bronze medals were won by Uzbekistan’s Muminjon Abdullaev and Eduard Popp of Germany.

Uzbekistan’s Jalgasbay Berdimuratov earned the 82kg title on a decision after finishing at 1-1 with Ukraine’s Yaroslav Filchakov.

Bronze medals went to Sweden’s Alex Bjurberg Kessidis and Rafig Huseynov of Azerbaijan.

Murat Firov of Turkey earned the 67kg title with a 5-3 win over Mohamed Elsayed of Egypt, with bronze going to Olympic bronze medallist Elmut Tasmuradov of Uzbekistan and Ukraine’s Bohdan Kovernyuk.

The event will conclude with another round of Greco-Roman finals tomorrow.