Syerus Eslami completed a hat-trick of 3 Bronze medals for Team England.
Syerus defeated David Conteh in his 86kg Bronze medal match by VSU, 11 – 0
After his win, Syerus hoisted the England coach, Anatolii Kharytoniuk upon his shoulders and did a circuit of the playing area.
This was a fitting tribute to Anatolii as it was the last international match of his long tenure with the British Wrestling Association.
In his own wrestling days, Anatolii achieved the World Championship Silver (1975) and Wolrd Cup Silver (1976).
For British Wrestling, Anatolii was National Coach from 2006-2009 and England Coach from 2010-13 and then again for the next 2013-17 Sport England cycle.
Prior to that, Anatolii had been Head Coach of Ukrainian Female National Team.
Syerus Eslami’s progress through to his medal was as follows:
Syerus ESLAMI (ENG) 86kg:
Qualification: Syerus df. Mark Omumasaba INGUYESI (KEN)
by VSU1, 12 – 2 (watch link)
Quarter-Final: Syerus df. Toby FITZPATRICK (NZL)
by VPO1, 9 – 8 (watch link)
Semi-Final: Melvin BIBO (NGR) df. Syerus by VSU, 10 – 0
Bronze medal match: Syerus df. David CONTEH (SLE)
by VSU, 11 – 0 (watch link)