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Saytiev sates Russian appetite for wrestling gold

Source: | 08-20-2008 19:11

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

(BEIJING, August 20) -- Buvaysa Saytiev continued Russia's gold rush by defeating Soslan Tigiev of Uzbekistan 0-1, 1-0, 3-1 to claim the Men's Freestyle 74 kilogram Wrestling title on Wednesday, August 20.

Buvaysa Saytiev of Russia (in blue) fights against Soslan Tigiev of Uzbekistan (Photo credit: Li Gang/Xinhua)
Buvaysa Saytiev of Russia (in blue) fights against Soslan Tigiev 
of Uzbekistan (Photo credit: Li Gang/Xinhua)

Saytiev's victory propelled powerhouse Russia's Wrestling gold tally in the tournament to a massive five.

The Beijing Games is the fourth Olympics for the legendary Saytiev. The 33-year-old won his first Olympic gold medal in this category in Atlanta and made the top podium again in Athens.