Live Blog: Poland Open Ranking Series, Day Two

By Eric Olanowski

Day two here in Warsaw as freestyle action continues in 61kg, 65kg, 74kg, 92kg and 125kg at the Poland Open Ranking Series event. Day 1 Recap


Final Matchups (As they come in):
61kg - Kumar RAVI (IND) vs. Gulomjon ABDULLAEV (UZB) 
65kg - John Michael DIAKOMIHALIS (USA) vs. Eduard GRIGOREV (POL) 
74kg - Mostafa Mohabbali HOSSEINKHANI (IRI) vs. Frank CHAMIZO MARQUEZ (ITA) 
92kg - Illia ARCHAIA (UKR) vs. Zbigniew BARANOWSKI (POL) 
125kg - Amir Hossein Abbas ZARE (IRI) vs. Nicholas GWIAZDOWSKI (USA)

13:28: That'll do it for our morning session. We'll see you back here at 18:00 (local time) for the start of Wednesday night's medal matches. Until then, so long, wrestling fans. 

13:16: What a great match between Kumar RAVI (IND) and Reza ATRINAGHARCHI (IRI) on Mat A! Ravi won the match 7-4, but it was a six-minute battle between the two Asian stars! 

13:00: There's your upset of the day! Illia ARCHAIA (UKR) just took out two-time world champion Jden COX (USA), 2-1, and moved into tonight's 92kg finals. He'll take on Zbigniew BARANOWSKI (POL) in the gold-medal match. 

12:41: After these matches wrap up, we'll roll right into the semifinals.

12:24: Iranian big man Amir ZARE (IRI) is coming up next on Mat A. This is his first international competition since he won last year's Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series gold medal.

12:18: That was one heck of a match! Together, the pair put up 13 points, but Muszukajev held off Diakomihalis, 7-6, and moved into Round 3 where he'll take on Eduard GRIGOREV (POL).

11:53: DROP WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING! Muszukajev and Diakomihalis are wrestling on Mat A. It'll be a rematch of the '19 Yasar Dogu.

11:39: Let's keep this two-time world champion thing on Mat B rolling! We'll replace Chamizo with two-time world champion J'den COX (USA).

11:38: Chamizo handles Kahny, 7-2, and will wrestle the winner of Jason Michael NOLF (USA) and Daniyar KAISANOV (KAZ).

11:30: The best-dressed man in wrestling, two-time world champion Frank CHAMIZO (ITA) is wrestling on Mat B. He leads Lucas Marco KAHNT (GER), 2-0 midway through the first period. 

11:13: Good morning, wrestling fans! Today's action is going to be filled with stars mixing it up on nearly every mat. The first big match of the morning is coming up on Mat A in four matches. Hungary's world bronze medalist Iszmail MUSZUKAJEV will wrestle John Michael DIAKOMIHALIS (USA) in a rematch the '19 Yasar Dogu.

If you remember that match, Muszukajjev led that early but Diakomihalis stormed back to steal the win. 


UWW Roundup: #WrestleWarsaw Poland Open Recap

By Eric Olanowski

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