About 30 minutes into the bout, Tascha came close to defeat as Yuksel took him down, lifting Tascha's legs off the ground while his hands were on the grass. The 5,000 spectators gasped as Yuksel began to turn Tascha, but the four-time champion resisted, and was able at last to free himself and regain his feet. Then it was Tascha who took Yuksel down. The match ended with dramatic suddenness as Tascha turned Yuksel until he was propped on his elbows with his back to the ground.
Photographers, wrestlers and fans swarmed the field, lifting Tascha into the air, parading him around as he waved the star-and-crescent Turkish flag. Several minutes later he finally disappeared from view as the throng of admirers carried him, victorious, from the Field of Men.