Olympics wrestling: South Korea's Kim Hyeon-woo wins gold

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

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.


Colin Bryce, former Great Britain Olympic bobsledder:

"Gold makes those thousands of hours of training worth it for Kim. He is only 24 and I am sure we will see him in Rio to defend his title."

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.

Yю8}߯'8 U@V۩v+ٱ"Y ~) d:m\8A.P׈g,gNk+ q]ϙ*aZ U$X0NZU*X\g< wjYaHuUQN(ڢ76ͤC I޽Ʉ9a\:sF`v6mƻTNcg0Sf{l?V Lea}5A3X]FZl;Ĕ8d#9 6GFo`]Jg$_KtWsGX͛ :P;ţ p1\Rw(crf+U֮ùp7GHbnO(T 66 9ؘ|O _2e)3;A"I34Nz;Ag~N~'xnnC;x`<H*tG3[Rj- ޓÊOX.

Also related to this story