Riza Kayaalp, right, defeated Amin Mirzazadeh, right, to win gold ©Getty Images

Triple Olympic medallist Riza Kayaalp returned to the top of the world stage after beating Iran's Amin Mirzazadeh in the Greco-Roman over-130-kilogram division at the World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade.

The Turk had overcome his opponent last year in the Tokyo 2020 bronze medal bout and he repeated his success after being handed the victory following a points tie of 1-1 at the Stark Arena.

This is Kayaalp's fifth world title following his prior success in 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Lithuanian Olympian Mantas Knystautas achieved bronze, defeating Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Iakob Kajaia of Georgia 3-1 on points.

Former European champion Alin Alexuc-Ciurariu of Romania walked away with the other bronze after his 5-3 point win against Uzbekistan's Muminjon Abdullaev.

Zholaman Sharshenbekov of Kyrgyzstan, who was the runner-up last time out, sealed the Greco-Roman under-60kg world title thanks to a 11-2 point victory over Bulgaria's Edmond Armen Nazaryan.

Aidos Sultangali of Kazakhstan secured bronze alongside Japan's Kenichiro Fumita.

Sultangali defeated Hungary's Krisztian Kecskemeti 7-1 on points while Fumita brought down Azerbaijani Murad Mammadov 5-1 by the same method.

Asian champion Nonoka Ozaki of Japan tasted gold in the women's freestyle under-62kg class, dominating Kayla Miracle of the United States 10-0 by superiority.

The bronze medallists in the category were Ukraine's Ilona Prokopevniuk and China's Luo Xiaojuan, with the former bettering Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova 8-7 and the latter beating Canada's Ana Godinez Gonzalez 4-3 by points.

The final gold medallist of the day was Mayu Shidochi, another Japanese representative.

Shidochi established her zone of control in the women's freestyle under-55kg group and topped it off with a 10-0 by superiority victory against Ukraine's Oleksandra Khomenets

Canada's Karla Godinez Gonzalez succeeded where her sister could not by taking bronze at the competition.

She defeated Moldova's Mariana Dragutan 6-2 by points.

Xie Megyu of China triumphed in the second bronze medal bout after winning via fall versus former champion Jacarra Winchester of the US.

Meanwhile, Samar Hamza made history after becoming the first Egyptian woman to reach a final at World Championships.

Hamza is set to compete in the women's freestyle over-76kg class tomorrow, with the women's freestyle under-50, under-53 and under-65 divisions also scheduled to take place.