One of the stars in classical wrestling, Kiril Milov secured the first medal for Bulgaria from the world championship in Belgrade.
Milov (97) ran over the representative of Azerbaijan Arif Niftulaev in the 1/2-final and today he will fight for the world title. However, the greatest in this category, Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia), who has a full set of Olympic medals, 3 world titles and 5 European titles, will go up against him.
Milov started with a convincing victory over the tough Indian Deepanshu Deepanshu with a technical knockout. In the 1/4-final, he overcame the Georgian with an Italian passport, Nikoloz Kahelashvili.
Our other two representatives on Sunday were permanently eliminated from the fight for honors.
Nikolay Vichev (63) got off to a strong start and swept Kazakhstan’s Galim Kabumasarov by technical knockout. In the 1/8-final, however, he was outplayed by Timar Sharshembekov (Kyrgyzstan) with 3:6. His opponent lost his next fight and thus eliminated the Bulgarian.
Rosian Dermanski (82) appeared for only one fight at the world championship, losing dramatically 3:4 to the Georgian Gela Bolivadze. Bolivadze also lost in his next match and thus the championship for Rosian ended.
David Dimitrov (72) failed to reach the battle for bronze in his category, after losing dramatically 3:4 to Ibrahim Magomedov (Kazakhstan) in the repechage.