To Our Friends in Wrestling Around the world


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


   ATHENS (August 26) - Results of bouts involving Japanese entries in the sixth session of the greco-roman wrestling competition August 24-26 at Ano Liossia Olympic Hall:

60 kg (22 entries, 7 pools) - SASAMOTO, Makoto

Pool D
1R - df. Sidney Guzman (PER) by TF, 11-0, 2:31
2R - bye
3R - df. Davor Stefanek (SCG), 9-1
QF - lost to Armen Nazarian (BUL), 5-3

F5 - df. Nurlan Koizhaiganov (KAZ), 4-0

   Sasamoto scored with gut wrenches on both sides of the intermission for the win, avenging a loss to Koizhaiganov in the world championships last year. Sasamoto, who took eighth place at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, finishes with fifth place.