11th World University Wrestling Championship 2014 Pécs, Hungary


Hungary: five gold medals out of eight in GR stlye

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Hungary: five gold medals out of eight in GR stlye

After the final day of the Greco-Roman style and the whole championship, we can definitely say that this style was about Hungarian wrestlers who have won five gold medals out of eight.

In 66 kg, the Hungarian Krisztián Jäger caused great surprise to everyone as he has won his weight. He was really confident in the final as well against the Turkish Islamov, which was the last bout of the whole 2014 WUC Wrestling too.

-          This is the biggest success of my life so far. Sometimes I was close to the podium, but now I can say that I am an University world champion – said Jäger.


In 75 kg, László Szabó has won the gold medal after diverse bouts. His biggest opponent was the Polish Kulynycz in the semi-final.

-          Kulynycz is a really good wrestler, it was a hard bout against him. I am in good shape as I was in a training camp for 6 weeks just before this competition and this was the key of the victory. In the final, the Ukrainian Kukhta did and unexpected point, but fortunately I could win easily. I am really happy with the gold medal, I am in the middle of the preparation for the world championship, so my wrestling will be better – said the winner of 75 kg.


In 85 kg, Metehan Basar rom Turkey was the better out of the ten wrestlers in this weight. He has beaten the Bulgarian Bayryakov in the final for 3-1.

In 130 kg, the Hungarian Bálint Lám won against the Turkish Guzel in the final. The host country’s wrestler was so happy after the bout against the European champion.

-          What can I say? I am very happy as I have beaten the Turkish in a really difficult bout. I made some mistakes during this exhausting day, but I wanted to win. I don’t stop until the world championship’s gold medal – said Bálint Lám.


With the five gold medals, Hungary has won the team competition, Turkey finished at the second place, and the representative of Poland got the cup for the third place.

The closing ceremony took place in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, where Dr. Gyula Zeller vice rector of the University of Pécs and president of the OC, Chend Fave Seetow, member of FISU gave their speech. The participants could watch a short film about the world championship. Cheng Fave Seetow handed over the FISU flag to the 2016 World University Wrestling Championship’s Organizing Committee. The Turkish OC delivered their introductory short film.


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