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 2) - Results of matches involving Japanese wrestlers after the first session of the greco-roman wrestling world championships in Robert Oubron Sports Hall:

55 kg - TOYOTA, Masatoshi (Pool 2, 35 entries)
1R - bye
2R - df. Tero Katajisto (FIN) 5-3
(Toyota gave up three points when Katajisto countered a reverse waistlock with a nifty wrist throw. Toyota came back in the second period with a pair of one-point gut wrenches and a correct lift for another point.)
3R - v. Im Dae-Wong, Korea
66 kg - IMURO, Masaki (Pool 13, 46 entries)
1R - lost to Jannis Zamandouridis (GER) 1-4
(Imuro scored the first point with a quick body tackle only 14 seconds. After suffering a cut over his eye from a head butt, Imuro was hit with a passivity call late in the first period and was sent flying for four points with a straddle lift only three seconds from the intermission.)
2R - bye
3R - v. Ion Panait (ROM)
84 kg - MATSUMOTO, Shingo (Pool 6, 44 entries)
1R - lost to Hamza Yerlikaya (TUR) 4-1
(Matsumoto gave up a body tackle and lost two points in a scramble from Yerlikaya's attempted reverse waistlock. A quick gut wrench put Yerlikaya in control at 4-0. Matsumoto got one point back when Yerlikaya backed off the mat.)
2R - v. Vitaly Ogulev (AUS)
3R - bye
120 kg - SUZUKI, Katsuaki (Pool 8, 33 entries)
1R - bye
2R - v. Kostiantyn Stryzhak (UKR)
3R - v. Mindaugas Mizgaitis (LTU)