Three Central Asian countries received 15 licenses to Paris in wrestling

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A licensed wrestling tournament was held in Bishkek, where tickets to the Olympic Games in Paris were awarded.

The competitions were held on April 19-21 at the Bishkek Arena ice palace; a total of 36 licenses in Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling among men and women were awarded.

Athletes from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan managed to win 15 licenses to travel to Paris.

Wrestlers from Kyrgyzstan won 4 tickets.

The Kyrgyz national team included 13 athletes who were able to win 4 licenses.

- Meerim Zhumanazarova will go to her second Olympics in a row after winning bronze in Tokyo.

- For Ernazar Akmataliev, the Paris Games will also be the second in his career. In Tokyo he lost in the first fight.

- Bekzat Almaz uulu (freestyle wrestling, up to 57 kg) and Amantur Ismailov (Greco-Roman wrestling, up to 67 kg) will perform at the Olympic Games for the first time.

Wrestlers from Kazakhstan performed a little better at the tournament and managed to win 7 licenses:

Freestyle wrestling: Azamat Dauletbekov (up to 86 kilograms), Alisher Ergali (up to 97 kilograms) and Yusup Batyrmurzaev (up to 125 kilograms);

Greco-Roman wrestling: Aidos Sultangali (60 kg), Demeu Zhadraev (77 kg), Nursultan Tursynov (up to 87 kilograms) Alimkhan Syzdykov (130 kg).

The Uzbekistan national team at the tournament in Bishkek managed to get 4 tickets to the Olympics, including a license in women's wrestling for the first time.

In freestyle wrestling, Uzbek athletes received three licenses: Gulomjon Abdullaev (57 kg), Bekzod Abdurakhmanov (74 kg), Aktenge Keunimzhaeva (50 kg).

“This time we received the first place in the history of our country in women’s wrestling competitions. Its author was Aktenge Keunimzhaeva. At the licensed Paris 2024 tournament taking place in Kyrgyzstan, our compatriot reached the final and entered the ranks of participants in the French Olympics,” the NOC said in a statement.

In addition, the honor of the country at the Olympics in Paris will be defended by the titled veteran Rustam Assakalov (up to 97 kg), who is already 39 years old.

The Iranian team also showed a good result, which brought three athletes, two of whom also managed to win tickets to the Olympics in Paris: Yones Emamichoghai (74kg) and Amirali Azarpira (97kg).

All wrestlers who lost to their opponents in the decisive bouts, that is, in the semifinals, will also be able to compete for licenses at the tournament in Turkey. It will be held on May 9-12 in Istanbul, where athletes who take 1st-3rd places will receive tickets to the Olympics.

Earlier, the Asian Wrestling Championship was held there in Bishkek, where teams from Iran became the best in the team competitions among men in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. The Kyrgyzstan team took second team place.

CentralasianLIGHT.org

April 22, 2024