With absolute organizational and fighting success the World Championship of Cadets was completed in the Olympic Hall at Ano Liosia. At this moment we have to mention that the Olympic Center opened its gates after The Olympic Games in Athens 13 years ago. The event had a great success and many congratulations were given to the Greek Federation’s responsible staff not only from the World Federation of wrestling, but also from the countrie’s representatives. The event was honored by the presence of members of the government, of the major opposition, political party members, manager of athletics, famous athletes and of course celebrities.
As for the fighting content, the greek interest was focused in Giorgos Pilidis, in 58kg of free wrestling. Despite the fact that he didn’t won the gold medal, he wrote his own record in the history of the sport. The 17th year old wrestler took 6 consecutives medals in the category of Boys, both in World and European championships, an achievement that on one before has reached.
Russia crowned World Champion team
Russia was the champion team in free wrestling, whilst U.S.A and Azerbaijan took a step in the pedestal too.
In the finals of 46kg, Kurt Ninhmy McHerney Jr. was the world champion as he won the Georgian Giorgi Gegelassavili. Magomed Abdullah took the bronze medal.
Iran took the gold medal in 54kg. Mehdi Ahbra Esqibascuolai won in the final the category the Japanese Yamaguchi Kanata. Vladislav Oostphenko (Ukraine) and Imam Ganisov (Russia) took the bronze medals as well.
In 63kg, Russian team won the gold medal as the Japanese Kensin Ito lost from the Russian Inar Kettia. The bronze medal was shared to Azeris Hajimurand Gadjieff and American Jackie Timmer.
Aaron Marcel Brooks (U.S.A) took the gold medal in76kg. In the final he won with 13-8 score the Russian Arsagang Kostiev. The third step to the pedestal was taken by Piotr Karaseni (Moldova) and Meisam Enawatolah Zari (Iran).
Finally, in 100kg the gold medal was taken by the American team. In a tight match the American Daniel Gregory Klinton Kerklit Jr won 2-1 of Ismail-Bek Niroff. Segedmehmedi Sheentabasali Hasimiyubari (Iran) and Ziyamuchamet Saparov (Turkmenistan) took the bronze medal.
In detail the positions of the Greek squad
Free Wrestling of Boys
42k. Petros Stefanidis 15th place
46k. Ioannis Martides 12th place
50k. Giorgos Kougoutsitsis 8th place
54k. Christos Christofordis 20th place
58k. Giorgos Pilides 3rd place
63k. Christofors Loizides 15th place
69k. Ioannis Loizidis 20th place
76k. Stavros Alevizos 21st place
85k. Stelios Stamatis 20th place
100k. Giorgos Vrontos 21st place
42k. Panagiotis Ioannis Trimis 15th place
46k. Evangelos Fotios Boukis 13th place
50k. Antonios Parotsidis 7th place
54k. Konstantinos Damianakis 16th place
58k. Georgios Nikolopoulos 27th place
63k. Georgios Theodoros Sotiriadis 17th place
69k. Dimitrios Nikolaidis 20th place
76k. Ioannis Xinopoulos 24th place
85k. Elias Pagkalidis 7th place
100k. Konstantinos Manolopoulos 17th place
Wrestling of Girls:
46k. Athena Yatzoglou 9th place
49k. Maria Triandafyllidou 17th place
52k. Roubini Triantaphylopoulou 18th place
56k. Georgia Gugoudi 22nd place
60k. Anna Maria Pantazi 21st place
65k. Thodora Telianidou 20th place
70k. Maria Makridis 12th place
The Greek National Tourism Organization, the Region of Attica and the Municipality of Fylis are supporters of the event. Theoni Waters and Ipirotiki are sponsors of the games, while Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA), Cosmote TV and Sportime are Communication Sponsors.