To Our Friends in Wrestling Around the world
By William May
（Japan Amateur Wrestling Federation, Public Information Committee
R. MATSUMOTO 7TH ON OPENING DAY OF JR WORLD C'SHIPS
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (August 29) - Ryutaro Matsumoto of Nippon Sports Science University posted a pair of wins at 60 kg to claim seventh place on the opening day of the junior wrestling world championships.
Matsumoto won by default over Armenia's Khosrov Melikyan, a bronze medalist in the European junior meet, in the opening round and then stopped Aleksandar Maksimovic of Serbia-Montenegro 7-0, 2-1 in the round of 16.
Matsumoto, from Gunma'S Tatebayashi high school, fell in the quarterfinals to Cuba's Sergio Rodriguez Martinez of Cuba 0-3, 0-3 and did not advance to the repechage matches.
Hyogo high school student Masaharu Kaji and Yusuke Yamamoto of Yamanashi Gakuin University lost to a pair of European junior bronze medalists in the first round.
Results of Japanese entires:
50 kg - KAJI, Masaharu (10th, 14 entries)
1R - lost to Lasha Gogitadze (GEO), 0-2 (1-4, 3-5)
60 kg - MATSUMOTO, Ryutaro (7th, 25 entries)
1R - bye
2R - df. Khosrov Melikyan (ARM) by default
3R - df. Aleksandar Maksimovic (SCG), 20 (7-0, 2-1)
QF - lost to Sergio Rodriguez Martinez (CUB), 0-2 (0-3, 0-3)
74 kg - KURAYA, Shuhei (16th, 27 entries)
1R - lost to Cho Hyun-Ha (KOR), 0-2 (0-1, 0-1)
96 kg - YAMAMOTO, Yusuke (20th, 21 entries)
1R - Roman Marchenko (RUS), 0-2 (0-5, 0-6)