Kiril Milov for the second time in his career won a silver medal from the World Wrestling Championship.
The achievement of the native wrestler is great, but unfortunately he was not able to fight for gold in the category up to 97 kilograms of classic style at the championship in Belgrade.
Against him, Milov had the most titled wrestler in the category and the most successful athlete in the independent history of Armenia – Artut Aleksanyan, nicknamed “the white bear”.
The Armenian won the fight with a score of 5:1, with which he won his fourth world title from his sixth final in total. In addition to these honors, he also has a full set of medals from three Olympics, as well as eight more honors from European championships, five of them gold.
It should also be noted that Kiril Milov went to Belgrade with impaired training, after days before the championship, our 25-year-old wrestler lost his father.
For Milov, this was the second world final after 2018, when he lost again, but to the Russian Musa Evloev. Earlier this year, he also became the European champion in the discipline.
In the last decade, Bulgaria had only two finals in the classics. One by Milov in 2018, while the other was by Ivo Angelov from 2013, when our last title came.
“I made two mistakes on the ground and it cost me the match. That was my tactic, I shouldn’t have let him carry me because he’s the best at it. I obviously didn’t train enough.
I know I’m one of the best. Maybe a chance, maybe I lost my concentration. But losses are for learning to win.
I will continue to train because the most important thing is the Olympics after all. I can’t help but be happy with silver at the World Cup”he shared minutes after the meeting.
Tomorrow, Bulgaria will have another finalist in the classics. This is Edmond Nazaryan in the category up to 60 kilograms, where his opponent will be Zholaman Sharshenbekov from Kyrgyzstan.