Amin Mirzazadeh, right, won gold in the under-130kg category at the UWW Under-23 World Championships in Belgrade ©Getty Images

Russia claimed two gold medals on the first day of finals at the United World Wrestling Under-23 World Championships at the Belexpocentar in Belgrade, Serbia.

Their first gold came in the men’s under-55 kilograms category, as Mavlud Rizmanov beat Poya Soulat Dad Marz of Iran 3-1 on points.

Bronze medals went to Nihad Guluzade of Azerbaijan, who beat Taylor Craig Lamont of the United States 9-0 by superiority, and Adem Burak Uzun of Turkey, who overcame Arslan Abdurakhmanov of Kazakhstan 4-0 by fall.

In the under-63kg category, Leri Abuladze of Georgia beat Turkey’s Ahmet Uyar 3-1 on points to win gold.

Bronze medals went to Hracha Poghosyan of Armenia who beat Moldova’s Corneliu Rusu 9-0 by superiority, and Ali Reza Ayat Ollah Nejati of Iran who defeated Georgii Tibilov of Russia 8-0, also by superiority.

In the under-77kg category, Tamas Levai of Hungary took gold by beating Amin Yavar Kaviyaninejad of Iran 5-1 on points.

Bronze medals went to Per Albin Olofsson of Sweden, who edged out Dmytro Vasetskyi of Ukraine 2-1 on points, and Russia’s Sergei Stepanov who beat Nikoloz Tchikaidze of Georgia 10-0 by superiority.

The under-87kg category saw a second gold of the day for Russia with Aleksandr Andreevitch Komarov who comprehensively beat David Losconzi of Hungary 9-0 by superiority.

Bronze medals went to Szymon Szymonowicz of Poland who overcame Markus Tapani Sihtola of Finland by injury default, and Iran’s Naser Ghasem Alizadeh who beat Temuri Tchkuaselidze of Georgia by superiority 15-7.

Finally, in the under-130kg category gold went to Amin Mirzazadeh of Iran who overcame Armenia’s David Ovasapyan on points 2-1.

Mirzazadeh missed the World Championships in Oslo last month with coronavirus but made a winning return in Belgrade.

Bronze medals went to Dariusz Attila Vitek of Hungary who beat Delian Hossein Alishahi of Switzerland 3-1 on points, and Russia’s Mikhail Laptev, who overcame Fatih Bozkurt of Turkey 6-0 on points.

Medals are set to be decided in five more Greco-Roman categories tomorrow at the Belexpocentar - under-60kg, under-67kg, under-72kg, under-82kg and under-97kg.