Uzbekistan national wrestling team participated in the international Greco-Roman wrestling championship which was organized for the memory of Turkish Greco-Roman wrestlers Vehbi Emre & Hamit Kaplan.
More than 160 wrestlers in eight weight classes came together to compete to get the medals of the 35th issue of this wrestling championship was hosted by Istanbul, Turkey.
At heavyweight, Uzbekistan's Mumin Abdullaev defeated the silver medalist of the World Wrestling Championship Kiril Grishchenko, Azerbaijani team member Oyan Nazariyoni, and the gold medalist of European Wrestling Championship Georgian Beka Kandelaki on his way to the final bout.
In the final match, Uzbek wrestler faced off the silver medallist of 2016 Rio Olympic Games and the champion of the World Wrestling Championship Riza Kayaapl representing Turkey. But Mumin Abdullaev lost his opportunity to grab gold medal of the championship and awarded with a silver medal at heavyweight.