Rıza Kayaalp strikes gold in World Wrestling Championships

Turkish wrestler bagged a gold medal in the after a 3-1 win over Cuba's in 130 kg final.

Turkish athlete Rıza Kayaalp Tuesday claimed gold medal in the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, .

Kayaalp beat his Cuban opponent Oscar Pino Hinds 3-1 in Greco-Roman 130 kg final to win the gold medal.

Kayaalp made history in the Kazakh capital as the 29-year-old wrestler became the first Turkish athlete to win four world championships in style.

He previously won the title in Istanbul (2011), Las Vegas (2015) and Paris (2017).

Kayaalp was a silver medalist in 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The World Wrestling Championships will run through Sept. 22.

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