So how cursed were those flag-bearers?

Was there actually a curse upon the 2012 Olympic flag-bearers?

American Varner wrestles to gold in 96-kilogram division

Jacob Varner won a single point in each of two periods against Valeri Andriitsev of Ukraine in the 96-kilogram division of freestyle wrestling, good enough to take the Olympic gold medal. Varner celebrated with an American flag, then hugged his coach – who lifted the 212-pounder over his shoulder and in the air. Of course, […]

American Varner will grapple for gold

Jacob Varner wrestled his way to the gold medal bout in the 96-kilogram division of freestyle wrestling Sunday, where he’ll face Valeri Andriitsev of Ukraine. The match is scheduled for about 9:48 a.m. Eastern time. Varner won his first three matches by 3-1 scores – over Kurban Kurbanov of Uzbekistan in the first elimination bout, […]

London 2012 Olympics: Sunday viewer’s guide

The U.S. men's basketball team faces Spain in a rematch of the 2008 gold medal game and the London Olympics wrap up with the Closing Ceremonies.

  • Lindsay Applebaum
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  • Aug 12, 2012

Azerbaijan wins two golds on the mat

Azerbaijan took two freestyle wrestling gold medals Saturday. Toghrul Asgarov won the 60kg division, 3-0, over Besik Kudukhov of Russia. American Coleman Scott and Yogeshwar Dutt of India won the bronze medals. In the 84kg division, Sharif Sharifov downed Jaime Yusept Espinal of Cuba. Dato Marsagishvili of Georgia and Ehsan Naser Lashgari took the bronze […]

Iranian beats American wrestling for bronze

Komeil Ghasemi of Iran defeated American Tervel Ivaylov Dlagnev for a bronze medal in 120kg freestyle wrestling Saturday. Ghasemi lost in the quarterfinals and Dlagnev in the semifinals, but got a second chance through the repechage.

Coleman Scott wins 60kg wrestling bronze

Coleman Scott of the United States won a bronze medal in the 60kg freestyle wrestling, defeating Kenichi Yumoto of Japan, 3-1. Scott advanced to the semifinals before losing to Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan.

Dlagnev, Coleman get shots at wrestling bronze

Komeil Ghasemi of Iran won his repechage match with Nick Matuhin of Germany, putting him in a bronze medal match in 120kg freestyle wrestling against American Tervel Ivaylov Dlagnev. The match will begin about 2:40 p.m. ET. Scott Coleman of the United States will face Kenichi Yumoto of Japan in the 60kg freestyle wrestling semifinals […]

Coleman loses in wrestling semifinals

Scott Coleman of the United States fell to Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan in the 60kg freestyle wrestling semifinals. Coleman will now face either Tim Schleicher of Germany or Kenichi Yumoto of Japan for one of the two bronze medals that are awarded in freestyle wrestling. The repechage bouts begin at 12:45 p.m.

Herbert falls in freestyle wrestling quarterfinals

Jake Herbert of the United States lost to Sharif Sharifov of Azerbaijan in the 84kg freestyle wrestling quarterfinals. Sharifov defeated Ehsan Naser Lashgari of Iran to advance to the gold medal match, meaning Herbert will compete for one of two bronze medals in the repechage. He will face Ibrahim Bolukbasi of Turkey in the repechage […]

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