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Inam wins another gold; Zaman secures bronze in Beach Wrestling World Series

By our correspondent

KATERINI (Greece): Pakistan’s premier wrestler Mohammad Inam showed his class, claiming his second gold in a week time when he upstaged Ibrahim Yusubov of Azerbaijan in the 90 kilogramme final of the Beach Wrestling World Series here today.

It was a tense, ending at 2-2 but as the Pakistani grappler won the last point so as per rules he won the fight. Inam now will return home, secure Romania visa and will go back to Europe to feature in the final series to be held in Romania on September 25-26.

This was the fifth world level title for Gujranwala-born Inam as also has to his credit two world championship titles, World Beach Games crown and title of the Breach World Series in Italy a few days ago.

Earlier, Inam started the second day on Saturday with a win over Mihai Nicolae Palaghia of Romania 3-0 to make it to the semi-finals.

In the semi-final, he downed Ukraine’s Oleksii Yakovchuk 3-1 to set up final clash with Ibrahim Yusubov who he beat after a tough fight.

On Friday Inam made a bright start when he defeated Ibrahim Yusubov of Azerbaijan. He then toppled Dato Marsagishvili of Georgia in his next fight.

Meanwhile in the +90kg Zaman Anwar lost his third round fight against Mamuka Kordzai of Georgia 3-0 but finished second in the group and so made it to the semi-finals. In the semi-final, he went down to Georgia’s Mamuka Kordzaia. In the bronze medal fight Zaman defeated Ukraine’s Ivan Malin.

Zaman, on Friday, defeated Hidayet Kurt of Turkey and Vasile Vlad Caras of Romania in his initial two fights.

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