Posted August 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan has won his third straight Olympic wrestling gold in the men's 120-kilogram division, beating Georgia's Davit Modzmanashvili in the final. Taymazov joins Alexander Medved of the former Soviet Union and Russian great Alexander Karelin as the only male wrestlers to win gold medals in three straight games. Taymazov, by virtue of his silver in Sydney in 2000, also equaled Karelin's Olympic medal haul. Japan's Kaori Icho and Saori Yoshida each won their third straight Olympic golds in women's freestyle earlier this week.
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Taymazov wins third straight gold

As a young boy in Russia, Artur Taymazov wanted to be like Alexander Karelin, his country's most famous wrestler. Taymazov later moved to Uzbekistan, but his goal remained the same. On Saturday night, he finally became a three-time Olympic champion -- just like Karelin. Taymazov won his third straight gold medal in the men's 120-kg division, beating Georgia's Davit...

Uzbek wrestler wins 3rd straight Olympic gold

As a young boy in Russia, Artur Taymazov wanted to be like Alexander Karelin, his country's most famous wrestler. Taymazov later moved to Uzbekistan, but his goal remained the same. On Saturday night, he finally became a three-time Olympic champion - just like Karelin. Taymazov won his third straight gold medal in the men's 120-kg division, beating Georgia's Davit...
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