Live Blog: Poland Open Ranking Series, Day Five

By Eric Olanowski

Greco-Roman action begins at Poland Open with five weight classes on the mat in Warsaw on Saturday. Keep an eye for the 77kg weight category.


Saturday's Finals Matches (As they come in):
67kg: Mohamed ELSAYED (EGY) vs.  Murat FIRAT (TUR) 
77kg: Abuiazid MANTSIGOV (RUS) vs. Tamas LEVAI (HUN) 
82kg: Yaroslav FILCHAKOV (UKR) vs.Jalgasbay BERDIMURATOV (UZB) 
130kg: Aliakbar Hossein YOUSOFIAHMADCHALI (IRI) vs. Amin Mohammadzaman MIRZAZADEH (IRI) 

12:32: Tamas LEVAI (HUN) upsets Vlasov's run and likely ends his quest at winning a third Olympic title. 

11:55: That's two matches up and two matches down for Vlasov. Through those matches, he's outscored his opponents 19-0. 

11:46: World champion Mantsigov is making his way to Mat A for his tournament debut against Yunus Emre BASAR (TUR). The winner of this match will square off against the winner of  Tamas LEVAI (HUN) and Sakke Petteri PUROLAINEN (FIN). 

11:30: That's a wrap for qualification-round matches. We're moving into the quarterfinals. We'll have four matches on each mat then roll right into the semifinals. 

11:20: Vlasov has made his way to Mat A for his opening round matchup against Oliver Marco KRUEGER (DEN).

11:02: Two-time Olympic champion Roman VLASOV (RUS) is fighting for the right to represent Russia at the Olympic Games at 77kg. He'll have outplace '19 world champion Abuiazid MANTSIGOV (RUS) today, then beat '18 world Aleksander CHERKHIRKIN (RUS) in a later-scheduled wrestle-off for the spot.

Vlasov will take the mat in two matches on Mat A.

11:00: We're about two minutes from going live in Poland. It looks like we'll have between 12-14 matches per mat during this morning's session. We'll start things off this morning with two-time world champion and London Olympic silver medalist Heiki NABI (EST) on Mat A. 


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