London: Kim Hyeon-woo became the first South Korean to win gold in lightweight Greco-Roman wrestling after he beat Hungary`s Tamas Lorincz at the ExCeL.
Kim had stunned the crowd by defeating reigning champion Steeve Guenot in the semi-finals and he registered an impressive 1-0, 2-0 win over his opponent in Tuesday`s -66kg gold medal showdown.
Kim only took up professional wrestling two years ago but the 21-year-old won the Asian Championships on debut and was in complete control of the fight.
The South Korean used all his strength to successfully defended a par terre in the first period and then lifted his opponent in the second to seal the win in front of a raucous sell-out crowd in London.
The two bronze medals went to Georgia`s Manuchar Tskhadaia and Guenot after they defeated German Frank Staebler and Pedro Mulens Herrera of Cuba in the finals of the repechage.
BDST: 1833 HRS, August 8, 2012
Chanchal Ghosh, Newsroom Editor
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