Famous names of the World Cup in Yakutsk
Virtuosos, brightest wrestlers of modernity to show their fights for the most honorable team trophy in the world
Two-time medalist of the Olympic Games, silver medalist of the World Cup Iranian Komeil Ghasemi is the most experienced and highly-awarded wrestler of the 2019 World Cup. This giant, competing in the heaviest weight category, by the way, is the winner of five World Cups! As a member of the Iranian national team, he won in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Five times in a row!
The current world champions Zaurbek Sidakov of Russia (up to 74 kg) and Cuban wrestler Yowlis Bonnet (61 kg) are the leaders of their national teams. Close attention of all fans and experts will be riveted on their fights. 22-year-old athlete from Ossetia Sidakov became a real hero of the world championship in Budapest - on his way to the gold of the world, he won the Olympic champion, multiple world champion American Jordan Burroughs and the world champion, Olympic medalist, Cuban-born Italian Frank Chamizo. Bonnet was a bronze medalist of the world championship twice; and in the final bout in the capital of Hungary, he defeated the double European champion from Russia, Gadzhimurad Rashidov.
Another Cuban, who enjoyed the world victory podium, is a heavyweight, competing in the category up to 97 kg, Raineris Salas Perez. He is going to be a formidable rival for all his opponents, standing out with his Latin American technique and power. Well, in the heaviest weight category up to 125 kg, the national team of Cuba will be represented by the Greco-Roman style wrestler Oscar Pino Hinds. This almost two-meter giant is a two-time bronze medalist of the last two world championships in classical wrestling. Winner of bronze medals of the last two world championships in weight up to 65 kg Alejandro Valdes Tobier will also uphold the honor of the team from the Island of Freedom.
A powerful team of Mongolia arrived in Yakutsk. As part of the national team from Asia - four owners of medals of the world championships at once - two-time winners Ganzorig Mandahran (up to 74 kg), Unurbat Purevzhav (up to 97 kg), finalist in the weight up to 57 kg Bekhbayar Erdenebat, as well as a bronze medalist at the World Championships in Budapest in weight up to 61 kg Tumenbegil Tuvshintulga.
In the Japanese team, world champion Yuki Takahashi will show his skills. He was the winner of the tournament in 2017 Paris, and in Budapest he won the bronze medal. One of the contenders for the Olympic medals in Tokyo in the light weight category will be determined to prove his superiority in front of the national team coaching staff. Winner of the silver medal in weight up to 74 kg Sohsuke Takatani is also one of the leaders of the Land of the Rising Sun.
Dato Marsagishvili, two-time champion of the European continent, bronze medalist of the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the World Championships (up to 84 kg) will be the leader of the Georgian team at the World Cup in Yakutsk. One of the most standout wrestlers in the national team of Georgia will be Davit Khutsishvili (up to 79 kg). In 2010, he won gold medals at the European and World Championships. A year later, Khutsishvili won the bronze medal of the continent and the world among adults. In 2012, he won the silver medal at the World Championships and participated in the Olympic Games.
The flag of the national team from the shores of the Bosphorus will be held high by the silver medalist of the World Championship in Budapest in weight up to 86 kg Fatih Erdin.