Ukrainian wrestler became the world champion in the category up to 23 years.
Semyon Novikov /

Ukrainian Greco-Roman style Semyon Novikov won the gold medal world championship U-23, which takes place in Bucharest. Ukrainian competed in the weight category of 87 kg.

In the semi-finals Novikov won with the score 8:5 over the defending champion U-23 European Islam Abasov from Azerbaijan. And in the ending has confidently coped with the Cuban Daniel Grigorich (10:2).

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Thus, Novikov won the first Ukrainian medal in this tournament, the official website of Association of wrestling of Ukraine.

In addition, with a medal from the world Cup will be back and Alexander Grushin, who in the category up to 63 kg got the bronze medal.

We will remind, in the adult national team of Ukraine in the category up to 87 kg acts Zhan Beleniuk that the world championship won the silver medal.