Rahman Mousa Amouzadkhalili of Iran and Umidjon Jalolov of Uzbekistan will tomorrow seek to earn their second career gold medals at the United World Wrestling Cadet World Championships in Bulgarian capital Sofia.
The reigning cadet world champion at 45 kilograms, Amouzadkhalili will make his second straight trip to a final in this competition after defeating 2018 cadet Pan American champion Stevo Poulin of the United States in the 48kg with a 12-0 technical fall.
Amouzadkhalili will face Uzbekistan’s cadet Asian bronze medalist Kamronbek Kadamov, who scored a takedown on Udit Udit of India in the final three seconds at Armeets Arena.
At 55kg, Jalolov, a 2017 cadet world champion and 2018 Youth Olympic Games champion, will be hoping to add to his résumé.
The Uzbekistani booked his spot in the final with an 8-0 win over cadet European silver medallist Muhammet Karavus of Turkey.
Tomorrow, Jalolov will face two-times cadet Asian bronze medallist Mahdi Mehrdad Veisi of Iran for gold.
Veisi defeated 2018 Youth Olympic Games champion Robert Howard of the United States 8-6.
The 65kg gold medal final will be a rematch of this month’s European Youth Olympic Festival final, with champion Dzhabrail Gadzhiev of Azerbaijan meeting silver medallist Batyrbek Tskhovrebov of Russia.
Gadzhiev won a 7-7 match against Georgia’s 2019 EYOF bronze medallist Davit Patsinashvili, while Tskhovrebov defeated cadet Asian bronze medallist Manish Goswami of India by pin.
At 80kg, cadet Asian champion Amirhossein Biglar Firouzpouandpei of Iran will take on Russia’s 2018 under-15 European champion Arslan Bagaev.
Both were dominant in their semi-finals, each winning 10-0.
Two athletes who made their international debuts today are in the finals at 110kg, Arsamag Zasseev of Russia and Giorgi Chikhradze of Georgia.
Zasseev beat cadet Asian champion Salar Saeid Habibiehsan of Iran 8-5 and Chikhradze took out Sergey Sargsyan of Armenia 9-2.