Olympic wrestling: Rezaei wins gold for Iran

August 8th, 2012 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran’s Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei grappled to Olympic wrestling gold in the men’s 96kg division Tuesday, defeating Russia’s Rustam Totrov on points in the final.

Rezaei, 26, won 3-0 to take down the 2011 world bronze medalist and secure a third wrestling gold for his country.

Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia beat Cuba’s Yunior Estrada Falcon 3-0 in the bronze medal match.

Jimmy Lidberg, the 2011 world silver medalist from Sweden, won the second bronze medal in the category, beating Belarusian athlete Tsimafei Dzeinichenka 3-1.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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