Stefanek, Aleksanyan win Greco-Roman gold

Wrestler Davor Stefanek is the first Serbian man to win an Olympic gold medal, taking the title at 66 kilograms in the Greco-Roman discipline. Armenia's Artur Aleksanyan won the 98kg Greco-Roman gold.

Stefanek defeated Armenia's Migran Arutyunyan.   -  Reuters

Artur Aleksanyan lifts the Armenian flag after clinching the 98kg gold.   -  Reuters

Wrestler Davor Stefanek is the first Serbian man to win an Olympic gold medal, taking the title at 66 kilograms in the Greco-Roman discipline.

Stefanek, who upset top-seeded German Frank Staebler in the quarterfinals, beat Armenia’s Migran Arutyunyan 1-1 on Tuesday on criteria. Stefanek scored the final point to clinch the match. Georgia’s Shmagi Bolkvadze and Rasul Chunayev of Azerbaijan won bronze.

Aleksanyan cruises to gold

Top-ranked Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia easily won the gold medal at 98 kilograms in Greco-Roman wrestling. Aleksanyan beat Cuban Yasmany Lugo Cabrera 3-0, halting Cuba’s attempt to win an Olympic title in each day of the Greco-Roman portion of the tournament.

Aleksanyan scored early with a two-point turn and deftly defended himself in the second period to clinch his third straight world title. Bronze medals went to Turkey’s Celk Ildem who did a backflip to celebrate his win and Iran’s Ghasem Rezaei.