LIVE BLOG: Senior Asian Championships, Day Six

By United World Wrestling Press

Senior Asian Championships enters the final day in Almaty with Iran looking to win the team title as they did in Greco-Roman.


1310 hrs: We are ready for the semifinals here in Almaty. Watch out for the 61kg semifinal between Ravinder and Asakarov.

1305 hrs: A thriller on Mat A! U23 world championships silver RAVINDER (IND) holds on for a 3-3 win over Majid Almas DASTAN (IRI)

1245 hrs: Deepak PUNIA (IND) continues to be on his way for showdown against Hassan YAZDANI (IRI). He beats Bakhodur KODIROV (TJK) 4-3

1230 hrs: Hassan Aliazam YAZDANICHARATI (IRI) doesn't mess around. He gets a 12-0 win over junior world champion Hayato ISHIGURO (JPN)

1200 hrs: Mostafa Mohabbali HOSSEINKHANI (IRI) will end Ikhtiyor NAVRUZOV (UZB) return to the mat with a 5-2 win at 74kg

1145 hrs: Deepak PUNIA (IND) off to a winning start as he beats Isa SHAPIEV (UZB) 9-2 in the opening bout. Unurbat PUREVJAV (MGL), the 74kg silver medalist from 2015 Worlds won a hard fought bout 8-8 against Yeskali DAULETKAZY (KAZ)

1130 hrs: Final day here in Almaty and freestyle action continues into day two. Keep your eyes on world champion Hassan YAZDANI (IRI)


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)