U17 World Championships day two semis set
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 08:43 By Vinay Siwach
ROME, Italy (July 26) -- After an eventful first day, the U17 World Championships will see another round of Greco-Roman action on day two. Wrestlers from 45kg, 51kg, 60kg, 71kg and 92kg will be eyeing a spot in their respective finals.
14:45: The semifinals pair for the evening sessions
14:30: Payam AHMADI (IRI) and Yevhen POKOVBA (UKR) have set up a mouth-watering semifinal at 45kg. Ahmadi has been on a great run today while Pokovba is looking to add world gold to his continental title
13:45: What a battle! Rauan BEKIMOV (KAZ), the Asian champion at 51kg, had the bout in control but Mohammadreza GHOLAMI (IRI) came from behind to win 8-7 and secure a place in the quarterfinals. Gholami is a bronze medalist in the Asian Championships.
13:35: In a battle of European medalists, silver in Bucharest Davud MAMMADOV (AZE) gets the turn from par terre while bronze medalist Maksym RADYK (UKR) fails to do so. Mammadov moves on to the quarterfinals
13:00: The 45kg quarterfinals
12:40: In the other 71kg action, both European bronze medalists Dimitar RACHEV (BUL) and Maksym RADYK (UKR) are through to the next round. Rachev defeated Ding HUANG (TPE) 10-0 while Radyk beat Amirshoh VAHOBOV (UZB) 9-0.
12:30: The upset! European champ at 60kg Mahammad GASIMZADE (AZE) began with a great four-pointer and led 7-0 when he tried to hip toss Omar MOURAD (EGY), who turns mid-air to have Gasimzade on his back. He secures the fall.
11:30: The day will kick off with the repechage bouts before the qualification bouts of 45kg, 51kg, 60kg, 71kg and 80kg.
11:25: Welcome to yet another warm day here in Rome. The wrestlers are ready for their qualification bouts.