Live Blog: World Championships Day 7 - GR 60kg, 97kg and 130kg

By Vinay Siwach

OSLO, Norway (October 8) -- Greco-Roman continues into second day with three more weight classes in action. 60kg, 97kg and 130kg wrestlers will try to reach the semifinal on day seven of the senior World Championships at the Jordan Amfi arena. Two Tokyo Olympic medalists and two former world champions will be in action. If you missed day six, here's a wrap -- Japan wins WW team title


1340: Results of quarterfinal of the GR 97kg weight class

Alex SZOKE (HUN) df Peter OEHLER (GER), 4-1
Tracy HANCOCK (USA) df Kiril MILOV (BUL), 6-0
Mohammadhadi SARAVI (IRI) df Giorgi MELIA (GEO), 9-1

1330: Results of quarterfinals of the GR 60kg weight class
Murad MAMMADOV (AZE) df Ayata SUZUKI (JPN), 5-1
Victor CIOBANU (MDA) df Stepan MARYANYAN (RWF), 7-6
Gevorg GHARIBYAN (ARM) df Mehrdad MARDANI (IRI), 7-0

1320: Results of quarterfinals of the GR 130kg weight class
Zurabi GEDEKHAURI (RWF) df Osman YILDIRIM (TUR), 3-1
Iakobi KAJAIA (GEO) df Beka KANDELAKI (AZE), 5-1

1300: We will begin our quarterfinals shortly. All four bouts will take place simultaneously on the four mats. We will begin with 130kg

1235: Saravi with a slip to back and gets the takedown. He will roll as well. 4-3 for Saravi. Sargsian with a reversal but Saravi holds criteria 4-4. A minute passes. Saravi has another takedown. He takes a clear 6-4 lead now

1230: Saravi is called passive in the first period and will go in par terre. Sargsian, known for his big throws with his loud scream, lifts Saravi and launches. Two for Sargsian. He leads 3-0 at the break

1225: Both Sharshenbekov and Hancock win their respective bouts and the focus now shifts to the biggest match of the morning. Tokyo bronze medalist Mohammadhadi SARAVI (IRI) is wrestling RWF's young star Artur SARGSIAN (RWF) at 97kg

1210: Tokyo Olympian Victor CIOBANU (MDA) wins 11-4 over Zhora ABOVIAN (UKR) and is moving on to the next round. Continuing on mat B, world silver medalist Zholaman SHARSHENBEKOV (KGZ) up against Maksim KAZHARSKI (BLR). On Mat C, Gangelo HANCOCK (USA) is wrestling Ibrahim TIGCI (TUR)

1200: World champion Stephan MARYANYAN (RWF) has an great first round win over Ahmet UYAR (TUR). RWF has been great this morning.

1150: Alex KESSIDIS (SWE) delights the crowd here! At 77kg repechage, he wins 10-1 with a five point throw Ranet KALJOLA (EST). Simultaneously, Mohammadali GERAEI (IRI) also advances to the bronze medal bout at 77kg

1140: Norway has their first win! Oskar MARVIK (NOR) defeats Radoslav GEORGIEV (BUL) 5-0 to win the first bout Norway. The crowd got behind him there

1130: Olympic silver medalist Iakobi KAJAIA (GEO) had a tough challenge from former cadet world champion Cohlton SCHULTZ (USA) but he hangs on for a 5-2 win. Schultz has a big chance of making it back to the repechage

1125: Tokyo Olympian Kiril MILOV (BUL) silenced the home fans after he beats Marcus WORREN (NOR) with ease at 97kg. The crowd is getting bigger and bigger here

1115: Asian silver medalist Ayata SUZUKI (JPN) begins his campaign at the World Championships with a win. He beats Helary MAEGISALU (EST) 11-2. On Mat A, Vilius LAURINAITIS (LTU) had World bronze medalist Mihail KAJAIA (SRB) in trouble for the pin but could not finish it. But he managed to win 5-3 with that move.

1100: Two-time junior world champion Murad MAMMADOV (AZE) with a big win over Krisztian KECSKEMETI (HUN). That will take him to the pre-quarterfinals at 60kg after that 3-0 win

Two styles of wrestling are done and now Greco-Roman enters day two with a lot of support from the fans. Fans from Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Turkey, Russia and even Kyrgyzstan are here. 


WATCH: #WrestleOslo 10 GR Finals Including Olympic Champions Geraei, Vlasov

By United World Wrestling Press

OSLO, Norway (October 18) -- Greco-Roman had the most Tokyo Olympic medalists entered for the World Championships but only one gold medalist -- Mohammadreza GERAEI (IRI). He was primed to win the gold in Oslo at 67kg. And he did so in dramatic fashion, coming from behind most times. Roman VLASOV (RWF) also claimed a world title, his first since 2015 which also gave RWF the team title. Iran had four gold medalists and came second in the team title race. Moldova had it's first-ever Greco-Roman world champion as Victor CIOBANU (MDA) claimed the gold at 60kg. Watch all the 10 finals from Oslo

1. GR 55kg - Emin SEFERSHAEV (RWF) vs Ken MATSUI (JPN)


2. GR 60kg - Victor CIOBANU (MDA) vs Zholaman SHARSHENBEKOV (KGZ)


3. GR 63kg - Leri ABULADZE (GEO) vs Meysam DALKHANI (IRI)


4. GR 67kg - Mohammadreza GERAEI (IRI) vs Nazir ABDULLAEV (RWF)


5. GR 72kg - Sergei KUTUZOV (RWF) vs Malkhas AMOYAN (ARM)


6. GR 77kg - Sanan SULEYMANOV (AZE) vs Roman VLASOV (RWF)


7. GR 82kg - Rafig HUSEYNOV (AZE) vs Burhan AKBUDAK (TUR)


8. GR 87kg - Zurabi DATUNASHVILI (SRB) vs Kiryl MASKEVICH (BLR)


9. GR 97kg - Mohammadhadi SARAVI (IRI) vs Alex SZOKE (HUN)


10. GR 130kg - Zurabi GEDEKHAURI (RWF) vs Aliakbar YOUSOFIAHMADCHALI (IRI)