Péter Bácsi wins the gold in Budapest – Day 7

On the 7th day of the world championships we could celebrate to a Hungarian gold medal, thanks to Péter Bácsi’s awesome performance and a silver medal thanks to Bálint Korpási after a tough final.

There are four different nations on top of the podium Eldaniz Azizli from Azerbaijan in 55 kg category, Stephan Maryanyan from Russia in 63 kg category and Frank Stabler from Germany in 72 kg category, with Peter Bácsi in 82 kg category.


Men, Greco-Roman in 55 kg

  1. Eldaniz AZIZLI (AZE)
  3. Ekrem ÖZTÜRK (TUR) / Nugzari TSURTSUMIA (GEO)

Men, Greco-Roman in 63 kg

  1. Stepan MARYANYAN (RUS)
  2. Elmurat TASMURADOV (UZB)
  3. Lenur TEMIROV (UKR) / Rahman BILICI (TUR)

Men, Greco-Roman in 72 kg

  1. Frank STAEBLER (GER)
  2. Bálint KORPÁSI (HUN)

Men, Greco-Roman in 82 kg

  1. Péter BÁCSI (HUN)
  2. Emrah KUS (TUR)
  3. Maksim MANUKYAN (ARM) / Viktar SASUNOUSKI (BLR)

Flash Quotes:

Eldaniz Azizli (AZE) – gold medalist in 55 kg

„I really don’t know what to say. I can’t say my feelings in words. I dedicate my victory to a journalist friend who died couple of months ago. Thank to everybody who cheered for me.”

Zholaman Sharshenbekov (KGZ) – silver medalist in 55 kg

„I’m disappointed, I didn’t plan the world championships that way. I couldn’t be wrestling like I wanted before. I have a lot more in me and I hope I can show it.”

Ekrem Ozturk (TUR) – bronze medalist in 55 kg

„I came for gold, but unfortunately I have a bronze medal now, but I’m happy at the end. Now I focus on my future. I need to be better and better in the upcoming months to be an Olympic Champion in Tokyo.”

Nugzari Tsurtsumia (GEO) – bronze medalist in 55 kg

„It’s a big pleasure for me. I was a European bronze medalist before. I’m extremely happy with this result. This was my first world championships and I’m very satisfied with my performance against the strong opponents.”

Stepan Maryanyan (RUS) – gold medalist in 63 kg

„I’ve been fighting for a long time for this victory. The final didn’t mean anything to me, only the gold medal counted. It’s unbelievable. I missed a key momentum, but I’m happy with my performance after all.”

Elmurat Tasmuradov (UZB) – silver medalist in 63 kg

“I think I choose wrong tactic for the final. I needed to face a very strong opponent and he really wanted the gold. I made some mistakes, but the goal is to be a world champion.”

Lenor Temirov (UKR) – bronze medalist in 63 kg

„I can’t believe that I could win a bronze medal here after my bronze in the junior world championships. I scored one point at the end of the first period and two more at the beginning of the second, which gave me strength to win. I’m very happy.”

Rahman Bilici (TUR) – bronze medalist in 63 kg

„I came for the gold, but I happy with the bronze, so I’d like to thank for the support from my coach and everybody. With this event I stared my preparation to the Olympic Games where my goal is to get the golden medal.”

Frank Staebler (GER) – gold medalist in 72 kg

„It is unbelievable to stand on the top of the podium for the third time. Thanks to my family, friends and everybody who helped to me. My baby was born recently, so I couldn’t sleep enough at the preparation, but it is alright. I don’t want to talk about my future. I don’t want to plan until Tokyo.”

Korpási Bálint (HUN) – silver medalist in 72 kg

„I could follow the tactic, but I made a mistake just for a blink of an eye and he could push me out from the circle. With this small difference he got the gold medal.”

Alk Mnatsakanian (BUL) – bronze medalist in 72 kg

„I think I choose a wrong tactic in the final. I needed to face a very strong opponent and he really wanted the gold. I made some mistakes, but the goal is to be a world champion.”

Rasul Chunayev (AZE) – bronze medalist in 72 kg

„I was injured for 4 months after the European Championships, but thanks to the coaching staff I could recover. My draw was very hard and sadly I couldn’t win against the German, but I believed in myself and now I am very proud of the bronze medal.”

Bácsi Péter (HUN) – gold medalist in 82 kg

„I couldn’t have bigger dreams; this is the top of my career. It was very difficult, but I couldn’t have lost in front of a such a great crowd. I was a little surprised how good was I’m. I hardly made actions today but when it was the most important I managed to.”

Viktar Sasunouski (BLR) – bronze medalist in 82 kg

„I’m very happy to see lots of fans here supporting me, thanks to them, because it was a long trip for them too. I’m very

Maksim Manukyan (ARM) – bronze medalist in 82 kg

“I had an injury two months before the world championship, that was the reason why I couldn’t become a superhero, but I am happy with the bronze.”