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UPDATE 1-Olympics-Wrestling-Russia's Khushtov wins 96kg gold
August 14, 2008 / 11:03 AM / 9 years ago

UPDATE 1-Olympics-Wrestling-Russia's Khushtov wins 96kg gold

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BEIJING, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Russia’s Aslanbek Khushtov won the Olympic gold medal in the 96kg greco-roman wrestling on Thursday, his country’s third gold in the sport at the Beijing Olympics.

Mirko Englich of Germany won the silver. Asset Mambetov of Kazakhstan and Adam Wheeler of the United States the bronze.

Khusthov, who won the World Cup and European Championship titles this year, was way ahead on points after the first of three periods.

He turned Englich with a spectacular throw in the second to clinch the final. (Editing by Miles Evans) (For more stories visit our multimedia Beijing website here; and see our blog at

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