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Georgian beats Russian, then wins 84 kg gold

Georgian beats Russian, then wins 84 kg gold

Revazi Mindorashvili of Georgia beat the Russian gold medal favorite in an emotional semifinal match, then rallied in the finals to win the Olympic freestyle wrestling 84-kilogram championship.
Mindorashvili, the 2005 world champion, lost the first period 3-2 Thursday but came back to dominate the final two periods against Yusup Abdusalomov of Tajikstan 3-0 and 4-0.
Mindorashvili reached the finals by reversing an European championships loss in April to reigning world champion Georgy Ketoev of Russia and winning 4-2, 7-3.
Taras Danko of Ukraine and Ketoev won the bronze medals.


Updated : 2021-04-20 23:39 GMT+08:00