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Nelson goes 1-2 to place ninth in Greco-Roman at Henri Deglane Challenge

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

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NICE, France – Duncan Nelson was the lone U.S. entry in Greco-Roman at the Henri Deglane Challenge on Sunday.

Competing at 72 kg, Nelson finished with a 1-2 record and finished in a tie for ninth. All three of his matches ended as technical falls. After a first-round loss to Nika Korshia of Georgia, Nelson scored an 9-0 technical fall over Piotr Lewandowski of Poland in his opening repechage bout. In the next round, he was eliminated by Kamil Czarnecki of Poland, 8-0.


At Nice, France, January 22, 2023

U.S. Greco-Roman performance

72 kg: Duncan Nelson (Illinois), 9th place

LOSS Nika Korshia (Georgia), tech. fall 8-0

WIN Piotr Lewandowski (Poland), tech. fall 9-0

LOSS Kamil Czarnecki (Poland), tech. fall 8-0

Greco-Roman medalists

55 kg

Gold - Akaki Osiashvili (Georgia)

Silver - Viacheslav Bairaktar (Ukraine)

Bronze - Koriun Sahradian (Ukraine)

60 kg

Gold - Pridon Abuladze (Georgia)

Silver - Viktor Petryk (Ukraine)

Bronze - Aywill Rouache (France)

Bronze - Grzegorz Kunkel (Poland)

63 kg

Gold - Aleksandrs Jurkjans (Latvia)

Silver - Oleksandr Hrushyn (Ukraine)

Bronze - Leo Tudezca (France)

Bronze - Mairbek Salimov (Poland)

67 kg

Gold - Luis Orta Sanchez (Cuba)

Silver - Tigran Galustyan (France)

Bronze - Parviz Nasibov (Ukraine)

Bronze - Michael Portmann (Switzerland)

72 kg

Gold - Ibrahim Ghanem (France)

Silver - Andrii Kulyk (Ukraine)

Bronze - Kamil Czarnecki (Poland)

Bronze - Nika Korshia (Georgia)

77 kg

Gold - Serhii Kozub (Ukraine)

Silver - Volodymyr Yakovliev (Ukraine)

Bronze - Johnny Bur (France)

Bronze - Deni Nakaev (Germany)

82 kg

Gold - Yaroslav Filchakov (Ukraine)

Silver - Dymtro Gardubei (Ukraine)

Bronze - Erik Loeser (Germany)

Bronze - Marc Weber (Switzerland)

87 kg

Gold - Zhan Beleniuk (Ukraine)

Silver - Aivengo Rikadze (Georgia)

Bronze - Danian Von Euw (Switzerland)

Bronze -Ramon Rainer Betschart (Switzerland)

97 kg

Gold - Vladen Kozliuk (Ukraine)

Silver - Giorgi Katsanashvili (Georgia)

Bronze - Sergei Omelin (Ukraine)

Bronze - Yevhenii Saveta (Ukraine)

130 kg

Gold - Oscar Pino Hinds (Cuba)

Silver - Franz Richter (Germany)

Bronze - Mykhailo Vyshnyvetskyi (Ukraine)

Bronze - Manats Knystautas (Lithuania)
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