Lenur Temirov

Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler Lenur Temirov was first on the podium of the world championship.

Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler Lenur Temirov (weight category up to 63 kg) won a bronze medal at the world wrestling championship held in Budapest.

Temirov started the tournament confident victories over the Aldyn by Nugumanov from Kazakhstan (11:1), Nikolay Ivanov Vichevy from Bulgaria (9:1) and Urmatbek by Letovym from Kyrgyzstan (8:5), but in the semi-final narrowly lost to the bronze medalist at the 2016 Olympics and silver medallist at this world Cup, the Uzbek Elmurat Tashmuradov (3:4).

In the battle for bronze Temirov met with Chinese wrestler Arbatu Tuo and defeated him 3:1 and became the bronze medalist of the world championship.

This is the first Temirova medal at the world Championships and the first medal of Ukraine in Greco-Roman wrestling for this world Cup. But not the last – Jean Beleniuk in the category up to 87 kg made it to the finals and guaranteed himself at least silver.

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