Olympics: Iran's Yazdani Wins Men's Freestyle Wrestling 74kg Gold

Olympics: Iran's Yazdani wins men's freestyle wrestling 74kg gold

RIO DE JANEIRO, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Augst,2016) - Iran's Hassan Yazdani won a thrilling men's freestyle wrestling final against heavily-bandaged Aniuar Geduev to claim Olympic gold in Rio on Friday. Yazdani scored the winning points just seconds from the end of the under-74kg title bout against a Russian opponent who had been bleeding heavily throughout the contest.

Jarayil Hasanov of Azerbaijan beat Uzbekistan's Bekzod Abdurakhmonov 8-7 for bronze.

European champion Soner Demeritas won a battle of the bushy beards to snare the other bronze medal, beating Galymzhan Usserbayev of Kazakhstan 6-0.