Wrestler Akgul wins Turkey's first gold in Rio, Iran's Ghasemi claims silver

Wrestler Akgul wins Turkey's first gold in Rio, Iran's Ghasemi claims silver
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Published August 21st, 2016 - 15:57 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Turkey's gold medallist Taha Akgul stands on the podium at the end of the men's 125kg 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 gold medallist Taha Akgul stands on the podium at the end of the men's 125kg 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

Taha Akgul on Saturday became the first Turkish male wrestler to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

Akgul defeated Komeil Nemat Ghasemi of Iran 3-1 in the 125-kg freestyle event at the Rio Games.

The win increased Turkey’s medal count to eight overall, with one gold, three silvers and four bronzes.

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