Inam Takes out Olympic Bronze Medalist Marsagishvili in ANOC World Beach Games Finals
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 12:26 By United World Wrestling Press
DOHA, Qatar (October 15) -- Muhammad INAM (PAK) avenged his loss from the Rio De Janeiro stop of the Beach Wrestling World Series by scoring a stunning 5-2 win over London Olympic bronze medalist Dato MARSAGISHVILI (GEO). Inam's win came in the 90kg gold-medal match at the ANOC World Beach Games.
Coming into the ANOC World Beach Games, Marsagishvili was unquestionably the favorite to win a World Beach Games gold medal. This season, the Georgian wrestler was undefeated with Beach Wrestling World Series titles in Chaves and Rio de Janeiro, along with a gold medal at September’s UWW Beach Wrestling World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.
Inam, the Beach Wrestling World Series runner-up in Rio De Janeiro, won his first beach wrestling gold medal with the three-point advantage over Marsagishvili in the 90kg finals.
The second men's gold-medal winner on the opening day of men’s beach wrestling in Qatar was Levan KELEKHSASHVILI (GEO). The Georgian came out atop of the 70kg bracket with a 1-0 win against Panah ILYASLI (AZE).
In women’s beach wrestling, Kamila BARBOSA (BRA) and Tatiana RENTERIA (COL) collected 3-2 wins in the finals and were named the 50kg and 70kg champions, respectively.
Barbosa edged Miesinnei GENESIS (NGR), who was the 18th-place finisher at the 2019 Nur-Sultan World Championships, 3-2, in the 50kg finals, and Renteria snuck past Alina BEREZHNA (UKR), 3-2, in the 70kg gold-medal match.
Men’s Beach Wrestling
70kg - Levan KELEKHSASHVILI (GEO) df. Panah ILYASLI (AZE), 1-0
90kg - Muhammad INAM (PAK) df. Dato MARSAGISHVILI (GEO), 5-2
Women’s Beach Wrestling
50kg - Kamila BARBOSA (BRA) df. Miesinnei GENESIS (NGR), 3-2
70kg - Tatiana RENTERIA (COL) df. Alina BEREZHNA (UKR), 3-2