Bulgaria's Zlateva Wins 5th World Wrestling Title

Sports | September 16, 2011, Friday // 21:03
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Zlateva Wins 5th World Wrestling Title Bulgaria's Zlateva celebrates after her 5th world wrestling championship win. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's top female wrestler Stanka Zlateva has triumphed with a gold medal at the World Wrestling Championship in Istanbul.

Late Friday night, Zlateva beat Russian Ekaterina Bukina 2:0 (2:0, 2:1) in the final of the 72-kg category.

Zlateva has thus won her fifth world title in female wrestling.

Another Bulgarian wrestler, Radoslav Velikov, won the silver in the 55 kg category of the male wrestling in Istanbul after losing to Viktor Lebedev from Russia in the final.

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