HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 31 (acn) Cuban Yonger Bastida (92 kg) won the bronze medal at the U23 World Wrestling Championships 2019 running in Budapest, Hungary, until November 3.
Bastida, runner-up in the Junior World Championships which recently concluded last August in Tallinn, Estonia, assured his presence on the awards podium by defeating 6-2 Georgian Demur Megeneishvili in one of the bronze-medal matches.
The outstanding Cuban athlete debuted winning over Polish Michal Bielawski whom he beat in by being the one who scored the last point in a bout that had finished tied 2-2, and then he defeated 11-0 Armenian Sargys Hovsepyan.
Once in quarterfinals, he won 13-2 over Hungary´s Bendeguz Toth, but then lost 1-6 to Russian Batyrbek Tcakulov in semis, according to the official website of the contest.
The latter took the silver medal when losing 2-12 in the final to American Bo Dean Nickal, while the other bronze medalist was Iranian Hossein Lotfali.
The first medal in this competition for the Caribbean island was conquered by Reineri Andreu, who won the title in the 57 kilos division.