Olympic wrestling: Russia’s Otarsultanov lands controversial goldAugust 11th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia’s double European champion Dzhamal Otarsultanov won the Olympic gold in the 55 kg category of the freestyle wrestling tournament Friday.
Otarsultanov was made to fight all the way by Georgia’s Vladimer Khinchegashvili, who landed what would have been a gold medal-winning point a split second after the bout had ended.
Khinchegashvili’s coach had an appeal turned down, costing his wrestler a point that made sure Otarsultanov clinched the gold.
It is Russia’s fourth wrestling gold at the 2012 Olympics.
Khinchegashvili’s silver was Georgia’s fourth medal.
Shinichi Yumoto took the bronze for Japan in the freestyle wrestling’s 55 kg category Friday.
Yumoto beat Bulgaria’s Radoslav Marinov Velikov in two rounds even though both scored two points each.
Wrestling rules stipulate that the athlete to score last in each round takes it.
Yumoto’s twin brother Kenichi took bronze in the 60 kg category in Beijing 2008.
North Korea’s Yang Kyong Il took the category’s other bronze earlier Friday.
- Olympic wrestling: North Korea's Yang grapples to bronze - Aug 11, 2012
- Olympic wrestling: Amit's bronze medal hopes alive, Yadav out (India Roundup) - Aug 10, 2012
- Olympic wrestling: Indian wrestlers Amit Kumar, Narsingh Yadav out (India Intro Roundup) - Aug 11, 2012
- Olympic wrestling: Yogeshwar Dutt leads Indian challenge (Overall India Roundup) - Aug 11, 2012
- Olympic wrestling: Azerbaijan's Asgarov wins gold - Aug 12, 2012
- Olympic wrestling: Khugaev gives Russia gold - Aug 07, 2012
- Olympic wrestling: Varner wins gold for US - Aug 12, 2012
- Olympic wrestling: Rezaei wins gold for Iran - Aug 08, 2012
- Olympic wrestling: Russian Vorobieva pins down gold - Aug 10, 2012
- Olympic wrestling: Gold for Uzbekistan in men's 120 kg - Aug 12, 2012
- Olympic wrestling: Bronze medals for Georgia and Iran - Aug 12, 2012
- Olympic wrestling: Gold for Azerbaijan's Sharifov - Aug 12, 2012
- Galstyan wins first gold for Russia in judo - Jul 28, 2012
- Olympic wrestling : Lopez Nunez wins gold for Cuba - Aug 07, 2012
- Olympics judo: Cuba's Ortiz wins gold - Aug 04, 2012
Tags: 2012 olympics, athlete, beijing 2008, bulgaria, coach, european champion, freestyle, gold medal, japan, kenichi, kg, london, north korea, olympic gold, olympics, ria novosti russia, shinichi, twin brother, wrestling tournament, yumoto