Russian wrestler Roman Vlasov has won his second Olympic gold medal, defeating Mark Madsen of Denmark in the final round of the 75kg Greco-Roman wrestling tournament.
Starting on top in the par terre position, Vlasov was able to life Madsen up and slam him to the ground during the first period of their Gold Medal Match to score four points. He picked up another point in the next period after Madsen’s corner unsuccessfully challenged a call. After giving up a point for passivity late in the match, Vlasov took a 5-1 victory.
It was a gritty effort for Vlasov, who briefly passed out from a chokehold during his semifinal match and could be seen bleeding from a cut above his left eye at various points throughout the day.
75kg Greco-Roman wrestling results
Gold: Roman Vlasov (RUS)
Silver: Mark Madsen (DEN)
Bronze: Kim Hyeon-woo (KOR)
Bronze: Saeid Abdvali (IRI)