LONDON (Reuters) - Azerbaijan’s Toghrul Asgarov won a surprise gold in the 60kg freestyle wrestling final at the Olympics on Saturday.
He easily beat hot favorite Besik Kudukhov, the Russian world champion and a bronze medal winner at Beijing in 2008.
Asgarov did not drop a point, comfortably winning the first two rounds of the three round bout. His coach hoisted him on his shoulders and they ran a lap of honor around the wrestling mat.
The victory gave Azerbaijan their first wrestling gold of the London Games.
Reporting by Peter Griffiths; Editing by Ken Ferris