Dzhamal Otarsultanov Russia - AFP
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Otarsultanov wins 55kg Olympic gold

Otarsultanov wins 55kg Olympic gold

By Eurosport
Last update 11/08/2012 at 04:31 - Published on 11/08/2012 at 04:26
By Eurosport - 11/08/2012 at 04:31

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

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

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