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UK: Norouzi brings 2nd Olympics gold medal for Iranís Greco-Roman wrestling

07-08-2012

London, (IRNA): Iranís 60Kg Greeko-Roman wrestler Omid Norouzi in final against Georgian competent gained Iranian historyís 2nd ever Olympics gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling, here Monday night.

In the match held at Londonís Axle Sports Hall, Georgiaís Rivaz Lashekhi was beaten in two consecutive rounds, both 1-nil.

Norouziís gold was also Iranís second gold medal in 2012 London Olympics.

His other gold medals for Iran were gained in Goang Jo, China, 2010, and in Istanbul, Turkey, 2001.

The Iranian champion had in his first match passed through the dam of Chinaís Jian Cheng in three rounds, 1-0, 0-1, and 1-0, and then beaten the Bulgarian world bronze medal winner Eves Algolov 3-0.

In semi-final, Norouzi beat Japanís Riotaro Matsomoto in two consecutive rounds, respectively 1-0 and 2-0.

Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Bulgaria, South Korea, Venezuela, China, Japan, Egypt, Algeria, Cuba, the USA, Azerbaijan Republic, Finland, Ukraine, France, Turkey, Norway, and Georgia had competitors in 2012 London Olympics 60 Kg Greco-Roman Wrestling competitions.

Hamid Sourian who had already bagged five gold medals between 2005 and 2010 in 55 Kg group, had earlier on Sunday night gained Iranís first ever Greco-Roman Olympics gold.

The 2012 London Olympics Greco-Roman Wrestling matches which had begun Sunday evening with competitions in 55 and 74 Kg groups were pursued in 60, 84, and 120 kg groups.


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