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Turkish wrestler Akbudak crowned world champion in 82 kg

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BELGRADE, SERBIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Burhan Akbudak of Turkiye celebrates after winning against Jalgasbay Berdimuratov (red) of Uzbekistan in their 82 kg Greco-Roman wrestling within the World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on September 12, 2022. (Filip Stevanovic - Anadolu Agency)
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Sep 12, 2022 - 11:58 PM

ANKARA (AA) – Turkish wrestler Burhan Akbudak on Monday beat Uzbekistan’s Jalgasbay Berdimuratov 3-1(7-6) in men’s Greco-Roman 82 kg at the 2022 World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, scoring his first-ever gold in the tournament.

Tamas Levai of Hungary and Yaroslav Filchakov of Ukraine both earned bronze medals.

The gold follows Akbudak claiming his first silver medal in the World Wrestling Championships, also in Greco-Roman 82 kg, in Oslo, Norway.

This spring the 27-year-old also earned a bronze medal in Greco-Roman 82 kg at the 2022 European Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

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