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Turkey's Erdin wins silver in world wrestling event

Fatih Erdin bags silver in Men's 86 kg freestyle category in second day of World Wrestling Championship

21.10.2018
Turkey's Erdin wins silver in world wrestling event

Ankara

By Mehmet Yilmaz

BUDAPEST

A Turkish wrestler won a silver medal at the World Wrestling Championship in Hungarian capital Budapest on Sunday.

Fatih Erdin -- who competed in the world championship for the first time -- lost to the U.S.’s David Taylor 12-2 in men’s freestyle 86 kg category on the second day of the event.

Erdin had defeated Slovakia’s Boris Makoev 8-7 in the round of 16 and won against South Korea’s Kim Gwan-uk 10-0 in the quarterfinals.

He beat Spain’s Taimuraz Friev Naskidaeva 7-4 in the semifinals to advance to the title match.

More than 850 wrestlers from 97 countries are competing in Budapest to win one of the 30 world titles in freestyle, Greco-Roman and women's wrestling.

The championships will run through Oct. 28.

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