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Coleman Scott gets U.S. its second wrestling medal

The 132-pounder takes bronze after losing to the eventual gold-medal winner from Azerbaijan.

August 12, 2012|By John Cherwa
  • U.S. wrestler Scott Coleman throws Malkhaz Zarkura of Georgia to the mat during a men's freestyle quarterfinal on Saturday.
U.S. wrestler Scott Coleman throws Malkhaz Zarkura of Georgia to the mat… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

LONDON — — The U.S. won its second wrestling medal of the Olympics when Coleman Scott came back to win a bronze in the 132-pound class on Saturday. Scott was beaten by eventual gold medalist Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan in the semifinals but worked his way back through the repechage round.

Scott beat Kenichi Yumoto of Japan in one of the two bronze matches. Besik Kudukhov of Russia won the silver and Yogeshwar Dutt of India got the other bronze.

The U.S. had another chance at a medal but Tervel Dlagnev lost in a bronze-medal match to Komeil Ghasemi of Iran in the 264-pound class. The gold went to Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan. He beat Davit Modzmanashvili of Georgia in the gold-medal match. The other bronze went to Bilyal Makhove of Russia.

Jake Herbert lost in the repechage after making it to quarterfinals in the 185-pound class. Ibrahim Bolukbasi of Turkey beat Herbert to bounce him from the tournament. The gold was taken by Sharif Sharifov of Azerbaijan after he beat Jamie Yusept Espinal of Puerto Rico. The two bronzes went to Dato Marsagishvili of Georgia and Ehsan Naser Lashgari of Iran.

Canoe/kayak: Living up to its reputation as strong in the sitting sports, Britain won gold in the men's 200-meters kayak single. Ed McKeever got the medal while Saul Craviotto Rivero of Spain got silver and Mark de Jonge of Canada took the bronze. British Prime Minister David Cameron was in attendance. Tim Hornsby, the only U.S. entrant, finished 15th. The men's 200-meter canoe singles was won by Yuri Cheban of Ukraine, followed by Jevgenij Shuklin of Lithuania and Ivan Shtyl of Russia. The women's 200-meter kayak single was won by Lisa Carrington of New Zealand. Inna Osypenko-Radomska of Ukraine got the silver and the bronze went to Natasa Douchev-Janics of Hungary. Russia won the men's 200-meter kayak doubles with Belarus and Britain rounding out the medal stand.

Field hockey: Germany beat the Netherlands, 2-1, to win the gold medal on the men's side. Jan Philipp Rabente scored both German goals. In the bronze-medal game, Australia beat Britain, 3-1.

Rhythmic gymnastics: Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia defended her all-around title, winning by more than two points over teammate Daria Dmitrieva. Liubou Charkashnya of Belarus got the bronze. The U.S. did not advance anyone out of qualifying.

Sailing: Australia was looking for its fourth gold medal but fell short when its skipper fell overboard. In its third race in the women's match racing competition, the Australian crew lost control of its boat and Olivia Price was swept overboard. Spain won in the fifth race in the best-of-five to win the gold. Finland won the bronze medal.

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