Takuto Otoguro won the gold medal today in the men's under-65kg ©Getty Images

Japanese 2018 world champion Takuto Otoguro successfully defended his men's under-65 kilogram category title at the United World Wrestling (UWW) Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Otoguro reclaimed his title in the final after Bajrang Punia of India withdrew during the bout due to injury.

In the bronze medal matches, Iran's Morteza Hassanali Ghiasi Cheka defeated Uzbekistan's Nodir Rakhimov 7-0 and Jeong Yong-seok of South Korea won his match with Mongolia's Bilguun Sarmandakh.

Another wrestler who defended his title was India's Ravi Kumar Dahiya, who claimed the gold in the men's under-57kg final against Alireza Sarlak of Iran, winning 9-4.

Yuto Takeshita of Japan won one of the bronze medals following a 7-0 defeat of Pakistan's Muhammad Bilal, with the other going to Nodirjon Safarov of Uzbekistan when he won 12-2 against Palestine's Ali Aburumaila.

South Korea's Gong Byung-min claimed his first Asian title in the men's under-79kg category, winning the final against Ali Bakhtiar Savadkouhi of Iran 5-3.

Gong's win was South Korea's first Asian title at the Championships in eight years.

Kyrgyzstan's Saiakbai Usupov defeated Kazakhstan's Galymzhan Usserbayev 10-0 for the bronze, with India's Narsingh Yadav winning the other bronze after an 8-2 win over Ahmed Mohsin Al Gburi of Iraq.

Kazakhstan won a home gold medal in the men's under-70kg final after Syrbaz Talgat won 6-2 against Sirojiddin Khasanov of Uzbekistan.

Karan Mor of India defeated South Korea's Lee Seung-bong 3-1 to win bronze, and Islambek Orozbekov of Kyrgyzstan won the other after defeating Perman Hommadov of Turkmenistan 6-1.

Finally, Ali Shabani stopped a second home win, defeating Alisher Yergali 12-2 in the men's under-97kg final.

Satywart Kadian of India defeated South Korea's Seo Min-won for bronze, with Japan's Takashi Ishiguro claiming the other with victory over Mongolia's Altangerel Chinbat.

Tomorrow will see the Championships close with the other five weight categories in the men's freestyle.