Georgia’s Vladimir Khinchegashvili went one better than his silver medal at London 2012 by beating Japan’s Rei Higuchi in the final of the men’s 57 kilograms freestyle wrestling competition at Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro.
Georgia’s Vladimir Khinchegashvili stepped up a weight division but proved unfazed by the challenge of the 61 kilogram freestyle competitors as he secured gold at the European Wrestling Championships in the Riga Arena.
Iran’s Bimeh-Razi were crowned World Wrestling Clubs Cup champions for the second successive year after earning a dominant victory in the finals against the American Titan Mercury Wrestling Club in Tehran.
Jordan Burroughs brought down the curtain on the Wrestling World Championships here by claiming the men’s freestyle 74 kilogram title and a fourth gold medal for the hosts United States.
United World Wrestling (UWW) President Nenad Lalovic believes the brawl which marred today’s under 57kg freestyle competition does not belong in the sport of wrestling, and that they had no choice but to immediately disqualify those involved.