Turkish wrestler Akgul headed to 2020 Olympics


Propelled by his latest victory, Turkish wrestler Taha Akgul is headed to the finals in his class, along with next year’s Olympics.

On Friday, Akgul beat his Chinese opponent Zhiwei Deng 5-0 in men’s freestyle 125 kg semifinal to advance to the final.

On Saturday Akgul will face off against Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili in men’s freestyle 125 kg final at the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan’s capital.

Following today’s results, the Turkish wrestler also qualified to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

The World Wrestling Championships in Kazakhstan will run through Sept. 22.
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