Zloty Tur-2017: a review of the middleweight classes ()
The category up to 78 kg on the left hand was the most numerous. The interest was that the best athletes from the 75 and 80 kg categories (WAF) entered this category. Traditionally, a good fight was shown last year's champion Magzhan Shamiev, who went to the semifinals with one defeat. The second participant of the semifinal was Zurab Hadzhiev from Russia, it is worth mentioning separately that he showed incredible strength in the fight in the hook. Expected, the semi-final became tense and protracted, and Zurab won it. Shamiev could not defend his title, but gold remained in the team of Kazakhstan - junior Alizhan Muratov was on top, he did not lose a single duel to his left hand and took his first gold among professionals.
On the right hand there was even more participants - 26. Last year's champion David Samushia from Georgia could not defend his title and even get into the top 3, and it was a big surprise. As well as on the left hand, Magzhan Shamiev pulled well and reached the semifinal with one defeat. The second finalist was a junior from Lithuania, a champion and prize-winner of the championships of Europe and World Vladislavs Krasovskis. Lightning start of Magzhan became his main weapon in this fight. The Turkish team came to this World Cup and they are not the most frequent guests of this tournament.