Taymazov of Uzbekistan wins 3rd straight gold
Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan has won his third straight Olympic
wrestling gold in the men’s 120-kilogram division, beating
Georgia’s Davit Modzmanashvili in the final.
Taymazov joins Alexander Medved of the former Soviet Union and
Russian great Alexander Karelin as the only male wrestlers to win
gold medals in three straight games.
Taymazov, by virtue of his silver in Sydney in 2000, also
equaled Karelin’s Olympic medal haul.
Japan’s Kaori Icho and Saori Yoshida each won their third
straight Olympic golds in women’s freestyle earlier this week.