Japan and the Soviet Union both had wins in the 57 kilogram categories in different styles in the world wrestling championships in Kiev.
GRECO-ROMAN FINAL (SEPT. 24):
1. GV Japanese championship Kamil Fatkullin wrestle. Masaki, in blue, fells Fatkullin (3 shots) 0.08
2. GV Fatkullin fells Masaki (2 shots)) 0.29
3. GV Masaki throws Fatkullin and is declared winner (5 shots) 0.55
FREESTYLE (SEPT. 28):)
4. GV Soviet champion Sergei Beloglazov and Japan's Hidzaki Tomiyama (in blue) (2 shots) 1.05
5. GV Tomiyama fells Beloglazov (2 shots) 1.25
6. GV Tomiyama felled by Beloglazov (7 shots) 1.47
7. GV Referee announces point to Tomiyama (2 shots) 1.53
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Background: KIEV, USSR
Japan and the Soviet Union both had wins in the 57 kilogram categories in different styles in the world wrestling championships in Kiev. On September 24, competing in the Greco-Roman final, Japan's Eto Masaki (in blue) met Soviet Spartadiad champion Kamil Fatkullin of the Soviet Union. The Russian started aggressively and opened the score in the bantamweight bout. But Masaki fought back and overwhelmed Fatkullin to take the title. On September 28, in the 57 kilogram freestyle final, the Soviet Union's Olympic champion, Sergei Beloglazov, defeated Japan's Hidzaki Tomiyama. The Russian's greater experience soon showed and he led 6-1 by the end of the first half. However, in trying to hold his lead, he allowed the Japanese into the match and lost four points. But he was eventually declared winner at six points to five.