Rio Olympics: Turkey's Selim Yasar bags silver in wrestling

Rio Olympics: Turkey's Selim Yasar bags silver in wrestling
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Published August 21st, 2016 - 15:48 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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(From L to R) Turkey's silver medallist Selim Yasar, Russia's gold medallist Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Azerbaijan's bronze medallist Sharif Sharifov and USA's bronze medallist J'den Michael Tbory Cox stand on the podium at the end of the men's 86kg freestyle wrestling event at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro on August 20, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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(From L to R) Turkey's silver medallist Selim Yasar, Russia's gold medallist Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Azerbaijan's bronze medallist Sharif Sharifov and USA's bronze medallist J'den Michael Tbory Cox stand on the podium at the end of the men's 86kg freestyle wrestling event at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro on August 20, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Jack GUEZ / AFP

Turkey's Selim Yasar bagged a silver medal after he was beaten by Russia's Abdulrashid Sadulaev in men's freestyle wrestling in Rio 2016 Olympics Saturday.

The two athletes competed against each other in the game's 86-kilogram (189.6-pound) category.

Sadulaev beat Yasar 3-0 to get the gold medal.

Yasar had advanced to the final after beating J'den Michael Tbory Cox of the United States with a score of 3-1.

With the medal, Turkey increased its medal count to seven, with three silver and four bronze medals.

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