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Wrestling: Kazakhstan wrestlers win 3 gold at Grand Prix in Germany

10 july 2013, 12:47
Akzhurek Tantarov  won the tournament in Germany. Photo courtesy of zimbio.com
Akzhurek Tantarov won the tournament in Germany. Photo courtesy of zimbio.com
Kazakhstan free-style wrestling national team has won three gold medals at the Grand Prix in Germany, Vesti.kz reports.

Kazakhstan wrestler Daulet Niyazbekov became champion in the -60kg weight class and won the first gold for the team. Niyazbekov beat hosting wrestler Tim Schleicher and Damdinbazar Tsogtbaatar from Mongolia. In the decisive fight Daulet prevailed over Mykola Bolotnjuk of Slovakia.

Bronze winner of the London Olympics Akzhurek Tantarov earned the gold medal in the -74kg weight class. The Kazakhstan athlete had one fight more than Niyazbekov. Two of his rivals were also from Kazakhstan -- Tsonte Baramidze and Zhiger Zakirov. He faced Zakirov in the semifinals and beat him. The the Olympic medal winner faced German Andriy Shyyka in the final combat.

Daulet Shabanbay brought the third gold medal to the Kazakhstan national wrestling team. He competed in the -120kg weight class.

Wrestler Azlan Kakhidze (-84kg) was the only one who took silver for the Kazakhstan team. Damir Toleukenov (-60kg), Zhiger Zakirov (-74kg), Nurrlan Bekzhanov (-74kg), Dmitriy Popov (-120kg) and Askhat Kussepov (-120kg) won bronze medals at the tournament.

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