Chamizo Stops Tenth Russian From Making #KaspEuro2018 Semifinals

By Eric Olanowski

KASPIISK, Russia (May 5) – Frank CHAMIZO (ITA) stopped Russia from putting their tenth straight wrestler into the 2018 European semifinals by sticking Khetig TSABOLOV (RUS). 

The Italian showed why he is the best defensive wrestler on the planet during his second round bout against the Russian 2017 world runner-up. 

Chamizo, who is a two-time European champion was leading 3-0 before using Tsabolov’s high crotch to throw him to his back, ultimately picking up the fall. 

Chamizo, the 2017 world champion at 70kg will wrestle reigning 74kg European champion, Soner DEMIRTAS (TUR) tonight at 5:15 PM (local time) for a spot in the 2018 European finals. 

Semifinals - Gadzhimurad RASHIDOV (RUS) vs. Recep TOPAL (TUR)
Semifinals - Mirjalal HASAN ZADA (AZE) vs. Beka LOMTADZE (GEO)

Semifinals - Frank CHAMIZO MARQUEZ (ITA) vs.  Soner DEMIRTAS (TUR) 
Semifinals - Zelimkhan KHADJIEV (FRA) vs. Andrei KARPACH (BLR)

Semifinals - Fatih ERDIN (TUR) vs. Artur NAIFONOV (RUS) 
Semifinals - Aleksandr GOSTIYEV (AZE) vs. Sandro AMINASHVILI (GEO)

Semifinals - Irakli MTSITURI (GEO) vs. Abdulrashid SADULAEV (RUS) 
Semifinals - Sharif SHARIFOV (AZE) vs. Serdar BOKE (TUR)

Semifinals - Taha AKGUL (TUR) vs. Muradin KUSHKHOV (RUS) 
Semifinals - Robert BARAN (POL) vs. Geno PETRIASHVILI (GEO)