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Mindorashvili wins wrestling gold

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Video - Mindorashvili wins 84kg gold for Georgia

Georgia's Revazi Mindorashvili took the men's 84kg freestyle wrestling gold medal with victory over Yusup Abdusalomov of Tajikistan in the final.

A tiring Abdusalomov had to settle for silver with Ukraine's Taras Janko and Russia's Georgy Ketoev claiming bronze.

In the 96kg category, Shirvani Muradov won Russia's sixth wrestling gold by beating Kazakhstan's Taimuraz Tigiev.

Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan triumphed in the 120kg, overcoming Russia's Bakhtiyar Akhmedov.

Mindorashvili, the 32-year-old former world champion, recovered well after narrowly losing the first period to dominate Abdusalomov, who seemed to tire.

The Georgian took the second period with three takedowns, while adding two pushouts and a takedown in the third.

I didn't reveal my entire arsenal of moves but I'm very happy with my performance

Shirvani Muradov
Janko scored two pushouts and a takedown without reply to defeat Serhat Balci of Turkey, while world champion Ketoev scored the last two points of his match with Germany's Davyd Bichinashvili to snatch victory.

Following the gold medal match, Abdusalomov collapsed on his way to a news conference. The wrestler tried for 20 minutes to regain his strength but was led away for medical monitoring.

Muradov, meanwhile, beat Tigiev 3-0 and said: "I didn't reveal my entire arsenal of moves and I didn't fight to my full 100% capacity but, nonetheless, I'm very happy with my performance."

George Gogshelidze of Georgia and Khetag Gazyumov of Azerbaijan won the bronze medals.

In the 120kg, Taymazov claimed his second Olympic gold medal following his triumph at Athens 2004, while the 29-year-old also took silver four years earlier in Sydney.

He appeared to have little difficulty putting his greater experience to effect to score technical points over the young Russian Akhmedov, 21, who was world junior champion in 2007.

Slovakia's David Misulbes and Kazakhstan's Murad Mutalimov won the bronze medals.


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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

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