South Korea wins Greco-Roman wrestling gold at Olympics

South Korea wins Greco-Roman wrestling gold at Olympics

PanARMENIAN.Net - South Korea's Kim Hyeon-woo won gold in the -66kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition, beating Hungarian Tamas Lorincz in the final, BBC Sport said.

Kim, 24, defeated Lorincz in two rounds with scores of 1-0 2-0 to secure a first wrestling gold medal of the London Olympics for South Korea.

France's Steeve Guenot, who was beaten by Kim in the quarter-finals, and Manuchar Tskhadaia won bronze medals. Guenot was the Olympic champion in Beijing four years ago.

Kim has only been a professional wrestler for two years, but won the Asian Championship on his debut.

He was in complete control against Lorincz, using his strength to successfully defend a par terre in the first period before lifting his opponent in the second to seal the win.

World champion and pre-Olympic favourite Saeid Morad Abdvali had suffered a surprise defeat to Guenot in the quarter-finals.

It was the Iranian's first loss in 20 months, with his last defeat in a major competition coming in the third round of the 2010 World Championship.

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