Serbia add two more Greco-Roman golds to lead team race at Worlds; Aleksanyan wins fourth world title


Serbian coach celebrates as world champion Mate Nemes carries the Serbian flag. Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors.

BELGRADE, Serbia — Host Serbia continued their incredible streak of success by adding two more world gold medalists on Monday to the two champions they crowned on Sunday, giving them four individual champions at the World Wrestling Championships in Stark Arena.

Sebastian Nad (63kg) and Mate Nemes (67kg) won the individual titles for Serbia tonight. Add them to world champions Ali Arsalan (72kg) and Zurabi Datunashvili (87kg) on ​​Sunday. These four champions gave Serbia a 10-point lead over Azerbaijan in the team race.

Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia won a fourth world title, in addition to his Olympic gold medal in 2016, beating Kiril Milov of Bulgaria 5-1 in the final at 97kg.

The other individual champion of the night was Burhan Akbudak of Turkey at 82kg.

Braxton Amos placed 10th for the United States at 97kg, earning two team points for the United States. The other American placements in Group 2 were Alejandro Sancho (11th at 67kg), Spencer Woods (22nd at 82kg) and Sam Jones (23rd at 63kg).

The Greco-Roman competition ends on Tuesday with the finals at 60 kg and 130 kg. All the action is live FloLutte.

WORLD WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
In Belgrade, Serbia, September 11

Pairings of the Greco-Roman Championship Group 2 finals

63 kilograms
Gold – Sebastian Nad (Serbia)
Silver – Leri Abuladze (Georgia)
Bronze – Taleh Mammadov (Azerbaijan)
Bronze – Erbatu Tuo (China)
5th – Hrachya Poghosyan (Armenia)
5 – Dec. Ali Reza Nejati (Iran)
7th – Luis Alberto Orta Sanchez (Cuba)
8th – Victor Ciobanu (Moldova)
9th – Tynar Sharshenbekov (Kyrgyzstan)
10th – Razvan Arnaut (Romania)
Gold – Nad Dec. Abuladze, 3-1
Bronze – Mammadov Dec. Poghosyan, 10-4
Bronze – Tuo Dec. Nejati, 4-1

67 kilograms
Gold – Mate Nemes (Serbia)
Silver – Mohammadreza Geraei (Iran)
Bronze – Amantur Ismailov (Kyrgyzstan)
Bronze – Hasrat Jafarov (Azerbaijan)
5th – Joni Khetsuriani (Georgia)
5 – Dec. Murat Firat (Turkey)
7th – Mateusz Bernatek (Poland)
8th – Hansu Ryu (Korea)
9th – Husiyuetu (China)
10th – Parviz Nasibov (Ukraine)
Gold – Nemes Dec. Gerai, 5-4
Bronze – Ismailov Technology. autumn Khetsuriani, 17-8
Bronze – Jafarov Dec. Firat, 8-2

82 kilograms
Gold – Burhan Akbudak (Turkey)
Silver – Jalgasbay Berdimuratov (Uzbekistan)
Bronze – Yaroslav Flitchakov (Ukraine)
Bronze – Tamas Levai (Hungary)
5th – Gela Bolkvadze (Georgia)
5th – Rafig Huseynov (Azerbaijan)
7th – Chengwu Wang (China)
8th – Roland Schwarz (Germany)
9th – Dias Kalen (Kazakhstan)
10th – Yuya Okajima (Japan)
Gold – Akbudak Dec. Berdimuratov, 7-6
Bronze – Flitchakov dec. Bolkvadze, 3-1
Bronze – Levai dec. Huseynov, 3-1

97 kilograms
Gold – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
Silver – Kiril Milov (Bulgaria)
Bronze – Mohammadhadi Saravi (Iran)
Bronze – Arif Niftullayev (Azerbaijan)
5th – Metehan Basar (Turkey)
5th – Nikoloz Kakhelashvili (Italy)
7th – Rustam Assakalov (Uzbekistan)
8th – Giorgi Melia (Georgia)
9th – Beksultan Makhmudov (Kyrgyzstan)
10th – Braxton Amos (USA)
Gold – Aleksanyan Dec. Milov, 5-1
Bronze – Saravi Dec. Bassar, 6-1
Bronze – Niftullayev Dec. Kakhelashvili, 2-1

American Greco-Roman Group 2 Results

63 kg: Sam Jones (Rockford, Michigan/New York AC), 23rd place
Lost n°7 Neeraj Neeraj (India), 4-0

67 kg: Alex Sancho (Colorado Springs, CO/WCAP Army) – 11th place
VICTORY Norva Bukasa (Congo), 9-0
DEFEAT Parviz Nasibov (Ukraine), 5-0

82 kg: Spencer Woods (Colorado Springs, Colorado/WCAP Army), 22nd place
LOSS Chengwu Wang (China), fall 4:01

97 kg: Braxton Amos (Mineral Wells, WV/Badger RTC/Sunkist Kids), 10th place
VICTORY Vladlen Kozliuk (Ukraine), 12-6
DEFEAT Beksultan Makhmudov (Kyrgyzstan), 5-2

Top five teams after eight weight classes
1. Serbia, 110
2. Azerbaijan, 100
3. Turkey, 92
4. Georgia, 66
5. Iran, 61

Robert J. King