The World Wrestling Junior Championships have kicked off in Tallinn, Estonia.
The first competition day was started by freestyle wrestlers.
Vrezh Gevorgyan at 57 kg started the struggle from the qualification round where defeated 10:0 Italian Tommaso Frezza.
In the 1/8 finals his opponent was German Horst Lehr whom the Armenian wrestler won 6:4. In the quarterfinals Vrezh gained advantage 4:2 over Chinese Weiyu Li but in the semifinals lost 2:12 to Japanese Toshiya Abe and tomorrow he will wrestle for a bronze medal.
In the 63 kg weight class European U23 current champion Vazgen Tevanyan entered the competition from the 1/8 finals where had a victory 10:0 over Korean Injong Hwang but lost 4:10 to Russia’s Kuban Shiraev in the quarterfinals.
The Russian wrestler reached the final and Tevanyan got a chance to spend a repechage bout and fight for a bronze medal. At 70 kg Arman Andreasyan started performing from the qualification round where defeated 9:1 China’s Jun Zhao. In the 1/8 finals he faced Lithuanian Pjotrs Golubevs whom Andreasyan beat 15:4.
In the quarterfinals the Armenian wrestler’s opponent was Iran’s Mohmmadsadegh Firouzpourbandpei whom Andriesyan conceded 1:6.
Later the Iranian wrestler lost too and Andreasyan lost the opportunity to wrestle for bronze.
79 kg weight class Arman Avagyan entered the struggle from the qualification round winning 4:1 Estonian Erik Reinbok.In the 1/8 finals he surpassed 6:4 Kazakh Tilek Kabykenov. In the quarterfinals he was stronger than Bulgarian Oktay Hasan, 6:4, but in the semifinals the Armenian wrestler lost 2:3 to Russia’s Amkhad Tashukhadzhiev and tomorrow will fight for bronze.
The tournament is held in Romania
They will set for the championship on June 19.
Athletes from Yerevan, Gyumri and Etchmiadzin took part in the championship.
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