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Georgian Mindorashvili wins men's freestyle 84kg wrestling gold
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18:33, August 21, 2008


Yusup Abdusalomov (red) of Tajikistan fights against Revazi Mindorashvili of Georgia during their men's freestyle 84kg gold medal match of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Wrestling event in Beijing, China, Aug. 21, 2008. Revazi Mindorashvili beat Yusup Abdusalomov and grabbed the gold.(Xinhua)



Revazi Mindorashvili (L) of Georgia is declared the winner after beating Yusup Abdusalomov of Tajikistan in their men's freestyle 84kg gold medal match of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Wrestling event in Beijing, China, Aug. 21, 2008. George Gogshelidze beat Yusup Abdusalomov and grabbed the gold. (Xinhua)



Revazi Mindorashvili of Georgia celebrates after beating Yusup Abdusalomov of Tajikistan in their men's freestyle 84kg gold medal match of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Wrestling event in Beijing, China, Aug. 21, 2008. George Gogshelidze beat Yusup Abdusalomov and grabbed the gold. (Xinhua)


Revazi Mindorashvili of Georgia beat gold-medal favourite Russian Georgy Ketoev in an emotional semifinal match and then rallied in the final to win men's freestyle 84kg wrestling title at Beijing Olympics on Thursday.

The 2005 world champion Mindorashvili lost the period 2-3 but came back to dominate the other two periods, winning 3-0, 40, beating Yusup Abdusalomov of Tajikistan to win Georgia's third gold at Beijing.

Ketoev, who defeated Mindorashvili in the finals of 2008 European Championships, won bronze jointly with Taras Danko of Ukraine.

Source: Xinhua

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