27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Nikita Melnikov takes Universiade bronze in men's under 96kg final

The Russian wrestler Nikita Melnikov claims gold in the men's 96kg final at the Universiade Greco-Roman wrestling tournament in Kazan.

Big_224676920130716-29308-15ez0wz

Universiade. Day 10. Greco-Roman wrestling © RIA Novosti

The final bout saw Melnikov earned an early victory over the Armenian wrestler Artur Aleksanyan, 8-0, in 2 minutes 57 seconds. Bronze medals were grabbed by Mikheil Kajaia of Georgia and Mahdi Aliyarifeisabadi of Iran, R-Sport reports. 

R-Sport, July 16