Olympic Games - Otarsultanov wins 55kg Olympic gold

Fri, 10 Aug 19:26:00 2012

Russia's Dzhamal Otarsultanov won gold in the final of the men's 55kg freestyle wrestling at the London Olympics on Friday.

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He beat Georgia's Vladimer Khinchegashvili in the lightest weight class to give Russia their fourth wrestling gold of the Games and cement their fourth-placed position in the overall medal table.

Otarsultanov, a three-times European champion, edged aside the Georgian in a tense and close-fought contest.

His coach picked up the Russian in a fireman's lift and spun him round at the end of the bout as the noisy Russian contingent in the crowd cheered and waved the national flag

Reuters / Eurosport

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