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Uzbekistan, Usa, Azerbaijan, and Russia Complete Wrestling Gold Medals at Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: UZBEKISTAN, USA, AZERBAIJAN, AND RUSSIA COMPLETE WRESTLING GOLD MEDALS AT BUENOS AIRES 2018

DATE: 14 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Spanish, Uzbek, Russian, Azerbaijani

 

STORY SCRIPT:

The final haul of wrestling medals were awarded on Sunday night with four different nationalities taking the five available Golds at Buenos Aires 2018.

Uzbekistan, USA, Azerbaijan and Russia on two occasions took top spot on the podium.

In the opening medal of the night, the Freestyle 48kg YOG title was won by Uzbekistan’s Umidjon Jalolov. The 17-year-old saw off Giorgi Gegelashvili of Georgia with a victory by Points – with points scored by the opponent.

Defeating home competitor Hernan David Almendra from Argentina, USA’s Robert Howard took the Freestyle 55kg Gold with a victory by Technical Superiority – with points scored by the opponent.

Seeing a third country finish on top of the podium, Azerbaijan’s Turan Bayramov beat Iran’s Mohammad Baghi Karimiseifabad with a victory by Points – with points scored by the opponent – in the Freestyle 65kg category.

Concluding proceedings with double gold for Russia, Akhmedkhan Tembotov won the Freestyle 80kg gold with a Victory by Technical Superiority – with points scored by the opponent – over Algeria’s Fateh Benferdjallah.

The Russian double was completed when Sergei Kozyrev beat Iran’s Amir Hossein Abbas Zare with a Victory by Points – with points scored by the opponent – to win the last medal wrestling event of the Games, the Freestyle 110kg title.

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