27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Orazsahedov admits Giniyatullin to be stronger at Universiade

The Universiade silver medallist in the belt wrestling men's classic style Agamyrat Orazsahedov from Turkmenistan said that he had little chance of victory in the final against Russian Ildar Giniyatullin.


Universiade. Belt wrestling Day 3 © RIA Novosti

The bout took place in the weight category of under 70kg. “The local guy was stronger than me,” Orazsahedov admitted. “We are here in Tatarstan and ‘koresh’ (belt wrestling) is a national sport. It is similar to wrestling in our country, which is called ‘goresh’. Of course, the rules are a little bit different; you can do leg sweeps, and, yea, we don’t know all the rules. "But we're all made happy to be at the Universiade," the athlete told R-Sport.

R-Sport, July 10