Wrestling Beijing Olympics

Greco Roman style wrestling differs from freestyle in that attacks can only be made above the waist. It is a mens only event.

Venue: China Agricultural University Gymnasium

Swedish wrestler drops his bronze medal in disgust

In a bad show of sportsmanship Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian dropped his bronze medal in the ring which he won in the 84kg greco-roman contest, as a show of protest.
Abrahamian took the bronze from around his neck during the medal ceremony, stepped down from the podium, dropped it in the middle of the [...]

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Mijain Lopez from Cuba has won the gold medal in the 120kg men’s greco-roman wrestling.
Khasan Baroev from Russia won the silver medal. Mindaugas Mizgaitis from Lithuania and Yuri Patrikeev from Armenia won the bronze medal.

Andrea Minguzzi from Italy has won the gold medal in 84kg greco-roman. Zoltan Fodor from Hungary picked up the silver medal.
Nazmi Avluca from Turkey and Ara Abrahamian from Sweden both won bronze medals.

Manuchar Kvirkvelia from Georgia won the men’s greco-roman 74 kilogram wrestling by defeating Chang Yongxiang from China.
It was China’s first Olympic medal ever in the wrestling.
Christophe Guenot from France and Yavor Yanakiev from Bulgaria won bronze medals.

Steeve Guénot from France won the gold medal in the men’s greco-roman 66kg wrestling after beating Kanatbek Begaliev of Kyrgyzstan, who wins the silver medal.
Bronze medals went to Mikhail Siamionau from Belarus and Armen Vardanyan from Ukraine.

Nazyr Mankiev of Russia has defeated Rovshan Bayramov of Azerbaijan 4-3, 2-2 to win gold in Men’s Greco-Roman 55 kilogram Wrestling. Rovshan Bayramov wins the silver medal.
Roman Amoyan from Armenia won the bronze after beating Yaqnier Hernandez of Cuba 3-0, 5-0

Henry Cejudo, 21 beat 2004 Olympic silver medalist Stephen Abas at the U.S. Olympic trials on Saturday in the 121-pound freestyle event.
“To represent the U.S. is great,” said Cejudo.
Jake Deitchler who is just 18 years old, also won a spot on the team in the Greco-Roman 145 1/2 pound division.