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Sahin claims Turkey's first gold

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Ramazan Sahin won Turkey's first gold medal of the Beijing Olympics with victory over Ukraine's Andriy Stadnik in the men's 66kg freestyle wrestling.

Sahin emerged victorious from a close encounter, 2-2 2-1 2-2, to add Olympic gold to his world and European crowns.

The first bronze was won by Otar Tushishvili of Georgia, who beat Cuba's Geandry Garzon by points.

India's Sushil Kumar beat Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan to the other bronze after an extra-time clinch.

In the contest for gold and silver, Sahin scored first with two exposure points after rolling over his Ukrainian opponent, but Stadnik hit back with two takedowns to draw level at the end of the first period.

The Turkish fighter won the second period as Stadnik could only reply to his opponents push out and gut wrench with one takedown.

Sahin secured victory with two reversal points to Stadnik's two takedowns.


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Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forRussia 6 3 2 11
Men's Freestyle 120 kg 0 1 0
Men's Freestyle 55 kg 0 0 1
Men's Freestyle 60 kg 1 0 0
Men's Freestyle 74 kg 1 0 0
Men's Freestyle 84 kg 0 0 1
Men's Freestyle 96 kg 1 0 0
Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg 0 1 0
Men's Greco-Roman 55 kg 1 0 0
Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg 1 0 0
Men's Greco-Roman 96 kg 1 0 0
Women's Freestyle 63 kg 0 1 0
2 also show each event results forJapan 2 2 2 6
Men's Freestyle 55 kg 0 1 0
Men's Freestyle 60 kg 0 0 1
Women's Freestyle 0 0 1
Women's Freestyle 48 kg 0 1 0
Women's Freestyle 55 kg 1 0 0
Women's Freestyle 63 kg 1 0 0
3 also show each event results forGeorgia 2 0 2 4
Men's Freestyle 66 kg 0 0 1
Men's Freestyle 84 kg 1 0 0
Men's Freestyle 96 kg 0 0 1
Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg 1 0 0
4 also show each event results forChina 1 2 0 3
Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg 0 1 0
Women's Freestyle 1 0 0
Women's Freestyle 55 kg 0 1 0
5 also show each event results forUzbekistan 1 1 0 2
Men's Freestyle 120 kg 1 0 0
Men's Freestyle 74 kg 0 1 0
6 also show each event results forUSA 1 0 2 3
Men's Freestyle 55 kg 1 0 0
Men's Greco-Roman 96 kg 0 0 1
Women's Freestyle 63 kg 0 0 1
7 also show each event results forCanada 1 0 1 2
Women's Freestyle 48 kg 1 0 0
Women's Freestyle 55 kg 0 0 1
8 also show each event results forFrance 1 0 1 2
Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg 1 0 0
Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg 0 0 1
9 also show each event results forTurkey 1 0 1 2
Men's Freestyle 66 kg 1 0 0
Men's Greco-Roman 84 kg 0 0 1
10 also show each event results forCuba 1 0 0 1
Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg 1 0 0
11 also show each event results forItaly 1 0 0 1
Men's Greco-Roman 84 kg 1 0 0
12 also show each event results forUkraine 0 2 3 5
Men's Freestyle 60 kg 0 1 0
Men's Freestyle 66 kg 0 1 0
Men's Freestyle 84 kg 0 0 1
Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg 0 0 1
Women's Freestyle 48 kg 0 0 1
13 also show each event results forAzerbaijan 0 2 2 4
Men's Freestyle 96 kg 0 0 1
Men's Greco-Roman 55 kg 0 1 0
Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg 0 1 0
Women's Freestyle 48 kg 0 0 1
14 also show each event results forKazakhstan 0 1 4 5
Men's Freestyle 120 kg 0 0 1
Men's Freestyle 96 kg 0 1 0
Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg 0 0 1
Men's Greco-Roman 96 kg 0 0 1
Women's Freestyle 63 kg 0 0 1
15 also show each event results forBulgaria 0 1 3 4
Men's Freestyle 55 kg 0 0 1
Men's Freestyle 74 kg 0 0 1
Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg 0 0 1
Women's Freestyle 0 1 0
16 also show each event results forKyrgyzstan 0 1 1 2
Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg 0 0 1
Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg 0 1 0
17 also show each event results forGermany 0 1 0 1
Men's Greco-Roman 96 kg 0 1 0
18 also show each event results forHungary 0 1 0 1
Men's Greco-Roman 84 kg 0 1 0
19 also show each event results forTajikistan 0 1 0 1
Men's Freestyle 84 kg 0 1 0
20 also show each event results forArmenia 0 0 2 2
Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg 0 0 1
Men's Greco-Roman 55 kg 0 0 1
21 also show each event results forBelarus 0 0 2 2
Men's Freestyle 74 kg 0 0 1
Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg 0 0 1
22 also show each event results forColombia 0 0 1 1
Women's Freestyle 55 kg 0 0 1
23 also show each event results forIndia 0 0 1 1
Men's Freestyle 66 kg 0 0 1
24 also show each event results forIran 0 0 1 1
Men's Freestyle 60 kg 0 0 1
25 also show each event results forLithuania 0 0 1 1
Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg 0 0 1
26 also show each event results forPoland 0 0 1 1
Women's Freestyle 0 0 1
27 also show each event results forSlovakia 0 0 1 1
Men's Freestyle 120 kg 0 0 1
28 also show each event results forSouth Korea 0 0 1 1
Men's Greco-Roman 55 kg 0 0 1

see also
Batirov secures wrestling double
19 Aug 08 |  Wrestling
Cejudo claims US gold in 55kg
19 Aug 08 |  Wrestling
Icho wins freestyle women's title
17 Aug 08 |  Wrestling
Minguzzi gets gold amid protests
14 Aug 08 |  Wrestling
BBC Olympics blog
15 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics
Guide to wrestling
14 Oct 05 |  Wrestling


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