To Our Friends in Wrestling Around the world


By William May
(Japan Amateur Wrestling Federation, Public Information Committee
Kyodo World Services, senior sports


   CRETEIL, France (October 5) - Unofficial results of the championship and third-place finals at 60, 74 and 96 kg in the greco-roman wrestling world championships at Robert Oubron Sports Hall:

60 kg

Championship final
Armen Nazarian (BUL) df. Roberto Monzon (CUB) 6-2
(Two-time Olympic champion Nazarian hoisted Monzon over with his trademark reverse waistlock and lift for his second straight world title.)

Third-place final
Eusebiu Diaconu (ROM) df. Jim Gruenwald (USA) by injury default, 0:00
(Diaconu wins first world medal at senior level. Gruenwald defaulted after dislocating left shoulder in the semifinals against Nazarian.)

Roberto Monzon (CUB) df. Eusebiu Diaconu (ROM) 8-5
Armen Nazarian (BUL) df. Jim Gruenwald (USA) by injury default, 5:21 (4-1)
74 kg

Championship final
Alexei Glushkov (RUS) df. Konstantin Schneider (GER) 3-0
(Glushkov scored with a lift and gut wrench in the first period, then held on through the second. Glushkov, a three-time European champion, won his first world championship title.)

Third-place final
Kim Jin-Soo (KOR) df. Danil Khalimov (KAZ) 3-0, 6:08
(Asian Games champion Kim collected second bronze medal at world championships. Khalimov released grip for unsuccessful throw attempt from overtime clinch.)

Alexei Glushkov (RUS) df. Danil Khalimov (KAZ) 3-0
Konstantin Schneider (GER) df. Kim Jin-Soo (KOR) 7-2, 7:29
96 kg

Championship final
Martin Lidberg (SWE) df. Karam Gaber (EGY) 3-0
(Lidberg shut down the Gaber scoring machine and made an escape and gut wrench stand for his first senior world championship title.)

Third-place final
Ramaz Nozadze (GEO) df. Davyd Saldadze (UKR) 6-0
(Nozadze hit Saldadze with back-arching throw and gut wrench for the win. The 19-year-old adds the world bronze medal to the European and junior world titles he won earlier this year.)

Karam Gaber (EGY) df. Ramaz Nozadze (GEO) by TF, 10-0, 0:43
Martin Lidberg (SWE) df. Davyd Saldadze (UKR) 3-1