RIO DE JANEIRO, August 20. /TASS/. Russia’s Abdul Rashid Sadulaev has reached the final of the Olympic freestyle wrestling men's 86kg and the performance guarantees him at least a silver medal.
In the semi-final on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Sadulaev beat Sharif Sharifov of Azerbaijan 8-1. Sharifov is the 2012 Olympic champion in this weight class.
The Russian is set to meet in the final with the winner of a fight between Selim Yasar of Turkey and J'Den Cox of the United States. Sadulaev is a two-time world champion and a champion of Europe. The 20-year-old wrestler won 61 victories and was defeated only once.
The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will run until August 21.