Asian Championships: Updated Results and Notes
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 08:13 By United World Wrestling Press
Finals Matchups from Day One of the 2015 Asian Senior Championships in Doha
Men's Freestyle -- 57kg
GOLD: No.4 Erdenebat BEKHBAYAR (MGL) df. No.11 Samat NADYRBEK UULU (KGZ), 4-1
BRONZE: No.10 Fumitaka MORISHITA (JPN) df. No.1 Hak Jin JONG (PRK), 6-3
BRONZE: No.18 Younes Firouz SARMASTIDIZAJI (IRI) df. Nodirjon SAFAROV (UZB) by FALL
Men's Freestyle -- 65kg
GOLD: No.2 (@61kg) Masoud ESMAEILPOOR (IRI) df. No.20 Tomotsugu ISHIDA (JPN) via criteria, 1-1
BRONZE: No.6 Ganzorig MANDAKHNARAN (MGL) df. Azat MIRAKHIMOV (KGZ), 6-0
BRONZE: Ruslan PLIEV (UZB) df. Ryong Hak HWANG (PRK) by TF,13-2
Men's Freestyle -- 86kg
GOLD: No.11 Alireza KARIMIMACHIANI (IRI) df. No.14 Atsushi MATSUMOTO (JPN) , 6-3
BRONZE: Umidjon ISMANOV (UZB) df. Azamat DAULETBEKOV (KAZ), 8-6
BRONZE: Purevee USUKHBAATAR (MGL) df. Muhammad INAM (PAK), 10-8
Men's Freestyle -- 125kg
GOLD: No.17 Aiaal LAZAREV (KGZ) df. No.2 Komeil GHASEMI (IRI) by FALL
BRONZE: Zhiwei DENG (CHN) df. Mohammed Sabah Abdulmalek SAKLAWE (IRQ) by TF, 10-0
BRONZE: Farkhod ANAKULOV (TJK) df. Hitender HITENDER (IND) by criteria, 2-2
Women's Wrestling -- 58kg
GOLD: No.1 Kaori ICHO (JPN) df. No.13 Aisuluu TYNYBEKOVA (KGZ) by TF, 10-0
BRONZE: Aiym ABDILDINA (KAZ) df. Kyeongeun KIM (KOR), 3-0
BRONZE: Geeta GEETA (IND) df. Thi Loan NGUYEN (VIE) by FALL
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Freestyle -- 57kg
World No.1 JONG Hak-Jin (PRK) returned to action for the first time since winning the 2014 Asian Games last September. The 57kg wrestler won his opening round bout versus Nikolay NOEV (TJK), 7-0. Jong's run at the top might have ended with an apt and aggressive Erdenebat BEKHBAYAR (MGL) earning the 3-2 win in the semifinals.
Freestyle -- 65kg
The upsets continued at 65kg where world No.6 GANZORIG Mandakhnaran (MGL) dropped a tight match to unranked Tomotsugu ISHIDA in the semifinals, 2-1.
Freestyle -- 125kg
Mongolia women's team head coach Batbayar BUYANDELGER (MGL) brushed off the competiton boots Wednesday, competing at 125kg to ensure that Mongolia qualified the weight for the world championships. Batbayar didn't just step on the mat and give a forfeit, but surprised many in attendance by beating Elnur JICHYLOV (TKM), 9-6.
Women's Wrestling -- 58kg
World No.1 Kaori ICHO emerged from her several months hiatus from international competiton to earn a quick technical fall against Thi Loan NGUYEN (VIE), 10-0. Icho then found a fall against Geeta GEETA in the semifinals to advance into tonight's finals.