Tue, 21 Sep 2021

TOKYO, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Hungary's Tamas Lorincz lifted the men's Greco-Roman 77kg title Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympic Games while Musa Evloev of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) captured the gold medal at 97kg.

Lorincz, the 2019 world champion, edged Akzhol Makhmudov of Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in the final, wining Hungary's first Olympic gold medal in wrestling since 2004.

Japan's Shohei Yabiku overwhelmed Mohammadali Geraei of Iran 13-3 to claim a bronze medal as Rafig Huseynov of Azerbaijan took other bronze medal.

In the men's Greco-Roman 97kg category, Evloev won his first Olympic medal with a convincing 5-1 victory over Armenia's Artur Aleksanyan, the gold medalist in Rio 2016.

The two bronze medals went to Tadeusz Michalik of Poland and Iran's Mohammadhadi Saravi.

In the women's freestyle 68kg final, the U.S. wrestler Tamyra Mariama Stock Mensah bagged the gold by defeating Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria 4-1.

Ukraine's Alla Cherkasova defeated Japan's Sara Dosho, who won the women's freestyle 69kg at Rio 2016, to claim the bronze while Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan bagged another bronze.

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