Rio Olympics 2016: USA's Kyle Snyder wins -97kg freestyle wrestling gold

Kyle Snyder
The only point that Kyle Snyder conceded was due to passivity in the opening three minutes, but he exhibited strong defence

USA's Kyle Snyder won -97kg freestyle wrestling gold after a tight tactical battle with Azerbaijan's Khetag Gazyumov.

After a distinguished junior career, Snyder became world champion last year aged just 19 and was favourite to triumph in Rio.

Goziumov, 33, improved upon the bronze medals he took at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Romania's Albert Saritov and Magomed Ibragimov of Uzbekistan won bronze.

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