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Sahin of Turkey wins men´s freestyle 66kg wrestling gold at Beijing Olympics

Source: Xinhua | 08-20-2008 18:14

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- World Champion Ramazan Sahin won the gold medal in men's freestyle 66kg wrestling at Beijing Olympic Games here on Wednesday.

Ramazan Sahin of Turkey (red) fights against Andriy Stadnik of Ukraine in men's freestyle 66kg gold medal match of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Wrestling event in Beijing, China, Aug. 20, 2008. Ramazan Sahin beat Andriy Stadnik and grabbed the gold medal.(Xinhua/Li Gang)
Ramazan Sahin of Turkey (red) fights against Andriy Stadnik of 
Ukraine in men's freestyle 66kg gold medal match of the Beijing 
2008 Olympic Games Wrestling event in Beijing, China, Aug. 20, 
2008. Ramazan Sahin beat Andriy Stadnik and grabbed the gold 
medal.(Xinhua/Li Gang)

It was Turkey's first gold at the Beijing Olympics.

Sahin came from behind to beat Ukrainian Andriy Stadnik 2-1. The 25-year-old triumphed in last year's world championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Otar Tushishvili of Georgia and Indian Sushil Kumar defeated opponents to jointly win bronze medals. Kumar's bronze was India's second medal at Beijing Olympics.