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Turkish wrestler Taha Akgül headed to 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Anadolu Agency SPORT
Published September 20,2019

Propelled by his latest victory, Turkish wrestler Taha Akgül 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 Akgül 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.