Hiroe Suzuki's victory helped Japan claim the team title on the penultimate day of the Asian Wrestling Championships ©United World Wrestling

Japan’s Hiroe Suzuki claimed gold in the final women’s event at the Asian Wrestling Championships to seal the overall team title for her nation at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar.

Suzuki proved too strong for Odonchimeg Badrakh of Mongolia in their 75 kilograms gold medal contest as she held off her opponents late attacks to clinch her second Asian Championships crown.

The result saw Japan finish on top of the team standings as they amassed 74 points, 10 more than second-place China could muster, while Kazakhstan were third with 61.

Elsewhere on the fourth day of competition in the Qatari capital, Uzbekistan’s Elmurat Tasmuradov produced a stunning performance to take victory in his 59kg bout with Won Choi Yun of North Korea.

The two competitors locked horns in a fascinating contest that provided the crowd inside the area with an enthralling spectacle.

World bronze medallist Tasmuradov manage to open up a 4-0 lead before Yun himself got on the scoreboard and in truth the 2013 world champion could not live with the speed and agility of his Uzbeki opponent.

Tasmuradov eventually clinched gold by virtue of a 9-4 scoreline on what proved to be a superb day for Uzbekistan’s wrestlers.

The most thrilling contest of the night was won by Tasmuradov who beat Jun in an enthralling 59kg final
The most thrilling contest of the night was won by Tasmuradov who beat Jun in an enthralling 59kg final ©United World Wrestling

The next bout on the mat didn’t quite live up to the epic duel which preceded it but that would have mattered little to Iran’s Ramin Taherisartang, who sealed the under 71kg crown with a narrow win over Ruslan Tsarev of Kyrgyzstan.

Following Tasmuradov’s triumph, compatriot Rustam Assakalov secured Uzbekistan’s second title of the evening by beating Nursultan Tursynov of Kazakhstan in the under 85kg weight division.

His success was far from routine however as he found himself trailing late on before the Kazakh wrestler was penalised for blocking, which handed Assakalov a tight victory.

The competition concludes tomorrow with Greco-Roman 66kg, 75kg, 80kg, 98kg and 130kg events, where the men will be bidding for both individual and team gold.

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