Fumita, Lorincz and Kayaalp claim titles on final day of Greco-Roman World Championships

By Mike Willis, USA Wrestling | Sept. 17, 2019, 11:25 a.m. (ET)

Photo of Riza Kayaalp by Kadir Caliskan, UWW

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Greco-Roman wrestling concluded this evening at the 2019 World Championships. The U.S. had no wrestlers competing today, and finished in 20th place out of 64 teams. The 10 wrestlers representing the U.S. combined for an 8-12 total record.

The three weight classes that finished today were 60 kg, 77 kg and 130 kg.

2017 59 kg World champion Kenchiro Fumita claimed a World title at 60 kg over 2018 World champion Sergey Emelin of Russia, in a wild 10-5 match. Fumita did not compete in the Senior World Championships last year but did win a U23 World title.

A runner-up in 2017 and 2018, Tamas Lorincz of Hungary punched through for his first World title at 77 kg with an 8-0 technical fall over Alex Bjurgberg Kessidis of Sweden.

At 130 kg, Riza Kayaalp of Turkey claimed his fourth World title over two-time World bronze medalist Oscar Pino Hinds of Cuba, 3-1.

U.S. Greco-Roman group 3 results

60 kg/132 lbs. - Ildar Hafizov, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP), dnp/16th
WIN Etienne Kinsinger (Germany), 6-1
LOSS Lenur Temirov (Ukraine), 8-2

77 kg/169.5 lbs. - Pat Smith, (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm), dnp/23rd
LOSS Roland Schwarz (Germany) 5-3

130 kg/286 lbs. - Adam Coon, (Fowlerville, Mich./New York AC/Michigan RTC) dnp/21st
LOSS Lingzhe Meng (China), 3-1

Group 3 results

60 kg
Gold – Kenchiro Fumita (Japan)
Silver – Sergey Emelin (Russia)
Bronze – Mirambek Ainagulov (Kazahkstan)
Bronze – Ali Reza Ayat Ollah Nejati (Iran)
5th – Lenur Temirov (Ukraine)
5th – Elmurat Tasmuradov (Uzbekistan)
7th – Ivo Serafimov Angelov (Bulgaria)
8th – Ivan Lizatovic (Croatia)
9th – Victor Ciobanu (Moldova)
10th – Razvan Arnaut (Romania)
Gold – Fumita dec. Emelin 10-5
Bronze – Nejati dec. Tasmuradov, 7-5
Bronze – Ainagulov tech. fall Temirov, 10-0

77 kg
Gold – Tamas Lorincz (Hungary)
Silver – Alex Bjurgberg Kessidis (Sweden)
Bronze – Mohammadali Abdolhamid Gerai (Iran)
Bronze Jalgasby Berdimuratov (Uzbekistan)
5th – Karapet Chalyan (Armenia)
5th – Askhat Dilmukhamedov (Kazakhstan)
7th - Paulius Gaikinas (Lithuania)
8th – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
9th – Pavel Liakh (Belarus)
10th – Viktor Nemes (Serbia)
Gold – Lorincz tech fall. Bjurberg Kessidis, 8-0
Bronze – Berdimuratov dec. Dilmukhamedov, 3-1
Bronze - Geraei dec. Chalyan, 9-6

130 kg
Gold - Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)
Silver – Oscar Pino Hinds (Cuba)
Bronze – Heiki Nabi  (Estonia)
Bronze – Jakobi Kajaia (Georgia)
5th – Amir Mohammadali Ghasemimonjezi (Iran)
5th – Eduard Popp (Germany)
7th – Murat Ramonov (Krgyzstan)
8th – Abdellatif Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed (Egypt)
9th – Muminjon Abdullaev (Egypt)
10th –Beka Kandelaki (Azerbaijan)
Gold – Kayaalp dec. Pino Hinds, 3-1
Bronze Nabi dec. Ghasemimonjezi, 3-1
Bronze – Kajaia dec. Popp, 5-0

U.S. Team Result
20th

Team Results
1. Russia
2. Uzbekistan
3. Georgia
4. Iran
5. Kazakhstan
6. Japan
7. Hungary
8. Cuba
9. Armenia
10. Germany