LONDON (AFP) –
Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan won the Olympic men’s 60kg freestyle wrestling gold medal at London’s Excel Arena on Saturday, defeating world champion Besik Kudukhov of Russia in the final.
Asgarov, who won this year’s European championships and last year’s world junior title, does not turn 20 until September.
But he dominated the final, winning the first period and then producing a pick-up and drive to take control of the second as he was roared on by the large contingent of Azerbaijani fans at the Excel to a 3-0 win.
Bronze medals went to Coleman Scott of the United States and India’s Yogeshwar Dutt, the Asian champion.