In the final of up to 87 kg category, the Ukrainian athlete defeated  Victor Lerints of Hungary beating him,  5:1.

At the start of the tournament, Beleniuk triumphed over the current European champion Serbian Zurab Datunashvili – 3:1.

Zhan Beleniuk also competed in the final of Rio Olympics, but was second then.

In another wrestling final, Ukrainian Parviz Nasibov claimed silver,  losing to Iran’s Mohammadreza Geraei over the technical fall decision.