Havana, Friday 22 de November de 2019 03:28 am

Cuban freestyle wrestler Andreu becomes twice U23 world monarch

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HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 30 (acn) Cuban Reineri Andreu (57 kg) won the crown in the U23 World Wrestling Championship 2019, based in Budapest, Hungary.

Andreu, owner of another title and a seventh seat in these events (in the 2017 and 2018 editions) respectively, defeated 10-0 Kazakh Adlan Askarov in the grand final.
The outstanding Cuban wrestler debuted winning 7-3 over Azeri Afgan Khashalov and then had a very tough contender in Chinese Wanhao Zou, whom he beat in quarterfinals by being the one who scored the last point in a bout that had finished tied 5-5.
Once in semifinals, he defeated 8-2 Russian Ramiz Gamzatov, according to the official website of the contest.
The other Cuban competing yesterday, Yonger Bastida (92 kg), will fight for one of the bronze medals today after achieving three wins and then lost 1-6 in semis to Russian Batyrbek Tcakulov.
Bastida, runner-up in the Junior World Championships which recently concluded last August in Tallinn, Estonia, will now face Georgian Demur Megeneishvili, who lost to Tcakulov in his debut but reached this stage after achieving two wins in the repechage.

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