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09 Aug 2012
London 2012 , IOC News

Vorobieva claims gold - London 2012 - Wrestling

Russia's Natalia Vorobieva stunned Stanka Zlateva Hristova to take gold in thrilling style in the women's 72kg Freestyle Wrestling division.

Hristova is a five-time world champion and also claimed silver at Beijing 2008, but she was denied Olympic gold again thanks to an impressive performance from three-time junior world champion Vorobieva.

The 21-year-old lost the first period after being pushed off the mat but came back to pin her opponent - a rarity in Wrestling - in the second to seal a shock victory.

Maider Unda had earlier won bronze to claim Spain's first-ever Wrestling medal. Kazakhstan's Guzel Manyurova won the division's other bronze.

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