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Japan, Russia dominate day 3 of world wrestling championship

09-15-2011 09:59 BJT

ISTANBUL, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Wrestlers from Japan and Russia proved to be the best on Wednesday as they dominated the day-3 events of the 2011 world wrestling championship which concluded in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

The finals were held in the 48kg and 51kg classes for women and in the Greco-Roman category in the 74kg class for men on Wednesday evening.

In the women's 48kg class, Japan's Hitomi Obara Sakamoto took the gold, with the silver going to Maria Stadnyk of Azerbaijan and the bronze to Zhao Shasha of China and Zhuldyz Eshimova Turtbayeva of Kazakhstan.

In the women's 51kg class, Russia's Zamira Rakhmanova beat Mongolia's Otgontsetseg Davaasukh for the gold, and the bronze went to Jessica Anne Marie Macdonald Bondy of Canada and Patimat Bagomedova of Azerbaijan.

In the men's 74kg Greco-Roman discipline, Russian Roman Vlasov took the gold, beating Selcuk Cebi of Turkey, and the bronze went to Neven Zugaj of Croatia and Arsen Julfalakyan of Armenia.

The competition is being held at Istanbul's Sinan Erdem Dome, and will run through Sept. 18 when the top six in each Olympic weight category will secure a place for their teams at the London 2012 Olympics.

Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Senegal, Kazakhstan, Japan, Ukraine and Turkey are the countries with participants in every available category.

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: Xinhua

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