HUMENNE, Slovakia (July 15) – Japan’s five entries on the opening day of the cadet wrestling world championships all made early exits with only Asia silver medalist at 54kg Takumi YOSHIMURA posting a win.
Yoshimura gave up a force-out point to open his round bout with Europe No.5 Orkhan AGHAMALYEV (AZE), but came back with a pair of go-behind takedowns and gut wrenches for an 8-1 win in the round of 16.
In the quarterfinals, however, Yoshimura had trouble dealing with the length of Sebastian NAD (SRB) and gave up an early gut wrench, 0-2. The Saitama Sakae high school star tried to come back with a duck-under takedown, but was dropped to his back for four points on his way to a loss by technical fall.
Results of bouts involving Japanese entries:
50kg – SUWAMA, Shotaro (20th, 22 entries)
R1 – lost to Miakhdi IAKHIAEV (RUS), 4-0
54kg – YOSHIMURA, Takumi (12th, 27 entries)
R1 – bye
R2 – df. Orkhan AGHAMALYEV (AZE), 8-1
R3 – lost to Sebastian NAD (SRB) by TF, 8-0=1:32
58kg – UI, Yamato (20th, 26 entries)
R1 – bye
R2 – lost to Manjeet MANJEET (IND), 4-1
63kg – KUWABARA, Koshiro (29th, 31 entries)
R1 – lost to Lom-Ali ADDIEV (RUS) by TF, 9-0=0:33
100kg – SHIRATORI, Yoshiki (19th, 24 entries)
R1 – lost to Jan ZIRN (GER) by TF, 8-0=1:22