Georgia's Khinchegashvili wins 57kg gold

Georgia wrestler Vladimer Khinchegashvili has won the 57-kilogram gold medal in the men’s freestyle tournament.

Vladimer Khinchegashvili waves the Georgian flag after winning the gold.   -  Reuters

Iran's Hassan Aliazam rallied from 6-2 down to defeat Aniuar Geduev of Russia in the 74kg category.   -  Reuters

Georgia wrestler Vladimer Khinchegashvili has won the 57-kilogram gold medal in the men’s freestyle tournament. Khinchegashvili scored the final point to beat Japan’s Rei Higuchi 3-3 on criteria on Saturday.

Khinchegashvili, who won silver at the London Games four years ago, is just the third Georgian to win Olympic gold. He also won the world title last year.

Iran's Rahimi Hassan Sabzali and Azerbaijan's Aliyev Haji won bronze.

Hassan Yadzani clinched 74kg gold

Iran’s Hassan Aliazam Yazdanicharati scored a takedown in the final 10 seconds to win the gold medal in men’s 74-kilogram freestyle wrestling. Yazdani was down 6-2 at one point to Russian Aniuar Geduev, who earlier on Friday upset American favourite Jordan Burroughs.

But Yazdani rallied despite continued stops so the Russian could adjust the bandages covering up his bloody head, exposing Geduev on his last move to win 6-6 on criteria.

Turkey's Demirtas Soner and Azerbaijan's Hasanov Jabrayil won bronze.

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