Kyrgyz wrestler Akzhol Makhmudov secures gold at World Wrestling Championships

In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Akzhol Makhmudov, the Kyrgyzstani wrestling sensation, clinched the gold medal at the World Wrestling Championships held in Serbia. Competing in the 77 kg weight category, Makhmudov showcased his prowess on the wrestling mat.

Makhmudov’s journey to the gold medal began on September 21 from the 1/16 final stage, where he secured a victory over a talented wrestler from Norway. He continued his winning streak in the 1/8 final, defeating an Egyptian opponent ahead of schedule.

The quarterfinals witnessed another impressive performance by Makhmudov, as he overcame a formidable wrestler from Uzbekistan ahead of schedule. His relentless pursuit of victory led him to a thrilling showdown with a Japanese wrestler in the semifinals, where he emerged victorious.

On September 22, the Kyrgyzstani wrestling sensation faced off against Sanan Suleymanov from Azerbaijan in a high-stakes match for the gold medal. With unwavering determination and exceptional skills, Makhmudov triumphed, securing the title of world champion for the second consecutive time.

In addition to his gold medal, Makhmudov also earned a coveted spot at the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris. This remarkable achievement further solidifies his status as a rising star in the world of wrestling.

It’s worth noting that in 2022, at the previous World Championships held in Belgrade, Makhmudov had already etched his name in history by becoming the world champion.