Bolat Turlykhanov Cup day three finals set

By Vinay Siwach

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (June 4) -- Freestyle begins at the Bolat Turlykhanov Cup Ranking Series event in Almaty along with the remaining six weight classes of women's wrestling.


13:00: The finals for the night.

WW 50kg: Namuuntsetseg TSOGT OCHIR (MGL) vs Jasmina IMMAEVA (UZB)
WW 53kg: Zhuldyz ESHIMOVA (KAZ) vs Bolortuya BAT OCHIR (MGL)
FS 97kg: Amirhossein FIROUZPOUR (IRI) vs Batyrbek TCAKULOV (SVK)
WW 55kg: Marina SEDNEVA (KAZ) vs Shokhida AKHMEDOVA (UZB)
WW 59kg: Zhala ALIYEVA (AZE) vs Sarita MOR (IND)
FS 125kg: Amir Hossein ZARE (IRI) vs Yusup BATIRMURZAEV (KAZ)

12:50: At 97kg, Magomed IBRAGIMOV (UZB) and Batyrbek TCAKULOV (SVK) fighting for a spot in the semifinal. Tcakulov with a quick takedown and two exposures. He then gets a cradle and secures the fall. Tcakulov is a U23 World silver medalist and even a senior Russian champion at 92kg. He switched to Slovakia and won a bronze at the European Championships this year.

12:45: Olympic bronze medalist Bolortuya BAT OCHIR (MGL) gave up four points in the first period against Leyla GURBANOVA (AZE) but she works her way back to pick a fall at 53kg and enter the final.

12:30: Amirhossein FIROUZPOUR (IRI) worked his way to a big win over Mukhammadrasul RAKHIMOV (UZB). He did give up two takedowns but continued working with pressure and won 15-4.

12:20: World champion Amir ZARE (IRI) against world bronze medalist Lkhagvagerel MUNKHTUR (MGL). Slow start to the bout as Munkhtur is called passive. Zare leads 1-0. Munkhtur is called for a second passive in the second period. He trails 2-0 now. Zare tries to get his takedown but only manages a stepout. He leads 3-0 and wins with the same scoreline.

12:00: We are beginning with the semifinals in a short while. Big matches all around.

11:45: World bronze medalist Lkhagvagerel MUNKHTUR (MGL) had a tough time navigating Alisher YERGALI (KAZ) at 125kg. He led 3-0 but Yergali scored a takedown and almost had another point for the win. But Munkhtur holds on.

11:30: Sarita MOR (IND) looks in top form. She wins 11-0 against Diana KAYUMOVA (KAZ) to book her spot in the semifinals at 59kg. She will be looking to move on from her bronze medal finish at the Asian Championships

11:25: Amirhossein FIROUZPOUR (IRI) and Akezhan AITBEKOV (KAZ) were involved in a fierce battle. Firouzpour is moving up to 97kg from 92kg for the first time. Aitbekov had a 3-1 lead but Firouzpour manages to crawl back and win 8-3. Not the perfect bout for him but he will take it.

11:10: Tokyo Olympian Elis MANALOVA (AZE) is in top form here. She has leg laced her way to the semifinals. She first defeated MANISHA (IND) and then Dinora RUSTAMOVA (UZB) in the same fashion

11:00: Zhamila BAKBERGENOVA (KAZ) begins her quest at the home Ranking Series event with a 10-0 win against Svetlana OKNAZAROVA (UZB) at 72kg.

10:50: Amir ZARE (IRI) led 6-0 but Oleg BOLTIN (KAZ) comes up with a takedown and then a four-point move to tie it 6-6. A reversal and takedown gave Zare a 9-7 win.

10:30: Welcome to the third day of the Ranking Series here in Almaty. With a sudden change of weather, it's windy and rainy here. 


Watch: 10 Greco-Roman finals from #WrestleAlmaty

By Vinay Siwach

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (June 10) -- Bolay Turlykhanov Cup in Almaty saw some of the biggest Greco-Roman stars in action. The field was highlighted by world and Olympic champion Mohammadreza GERAEI (IRI).

Iran did send a strong team but so did Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Turkey too had entered a few of their star wrestlers and ended up winning three gold medals.

Watch the 10 Greco-Roman finals from the Bolat Turlykhanov Cup.

55kg: GOLD - Marlan MUKASHEV (KAZ) vs. Poya DAD MARZ (IRI)


72kg: Round 3 - Meiirzhan SHERMAKHANBET (KAZ) vs. Mohammadreza GERAEI (IRI)

Shermakhanbet injury defaulted against Geraei in the final but had defeated the Olympic champ in Round 3. Here's the bout.


97kg: GOLD - Metehan BASAR (TUR) vs. Mahdi FALLAH (IRI)