Sanzar Doszhanov won one of two Kazakhstan gold medals on the penultimate day of the Asian Wrestling Championships ©UWW

Kazakhstan took the most gold medals of any country on day five of the Asian Wrestling Championships as Sanzhar Doszhanov and Bolat Sakayev both triumphed in Astana.

Doszhanov secured the host nation's first title in a day of freestyle competition at the Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov Martial Arts Palace.

The 24-year-old pulled off a narrow 2-0 points victory against Uzbekistan's Zafarbek Otakhonov in the under-70-kilograms category for the gold medal.

The pair were joined on the podium by Yoshinosuke Aoyagi of Japan and Kyrgyzstan's Orozobek Toktomambetov, winners of bronze medals with respective wins against Jordanian Orts Isakov and Morteza Ghiasi Cheka of Iran.

The next final saw Kazakhstan double their tally in the discipline courtesy of Sakayev's 7-4 defeat of Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Bekzod Abdurakhmonov.

The Uzbek put up a good fight but eventually fell to a 7-4 scoreline in the under-79kg decider.

In the under-97kg final, Akhmed Tazhudinov became Bahrain's first freestyle medallist in the Asian Championships since 2016.

He did so in dominant fashion with an 11-0 whitewash over China's Awusayiman Habila.

Iran's Mojtaba Goleij denied another home medal as he beat Bekzat Urkimbay in the first bronze medal-match by the same score as Tazhudinov's triumph.

Indian Deepak Deepak could not overcome Uzbekistan's Makhsud Veysalov for the second bronze, as he lost 12-9.

World champion Rahman Amouzad retained his Asian title in the under-65kg class following a 3-1 victory against Mongolia's Tulga Tumur Ochir.

Japan's Ryoma Anraku demolished Sanzhar Mukhtar 10-0 to clinch bronze alongside Kyrgyzstan's Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov, who scraped past Uzbek Umidjon Jalolov via judges' decision.

India won their first gold medal of a Championships they were supposed to host in New Delhi until it was moved, courtesy of Aman Aman.

He beat Kyrgyz Almaz Smanbekov 9-4 in the under-57kg division.

The bronze medals went the way of Kazakh Rakhat Kalzhan and Japan's Rikuto Arai as they defeated Mongolia's Zanabazar Zandanbud and China's Wanhao Zou, respectively.

Competition is set to conclude tomorrow in the Kazakh capital with the remaining five freestyle weight categories.