Ismael Borrero of Cuba wins Gold in Men’s Greco-Roman 59 kg Wrestling

Ismael Borrero of Cuba won the gold medal in the Men’s Greco-Roman 59 kg Wrestling event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Sunday.

The reigning world champion won the gold medal in his Olympic debut defeating Japan’s Shinobu Ota by a 8 – 0 score.

Ismael Borrero hit a four-point takedown, then turned Ota for an extra two points in the first period. He got another two-point score in the next period to clinch the tech fall.

Ismael Borrero’s gold medal is the first so far for Cuba in this year’s Olympic Games.

Japan’s Shinobu Ota won the silver medal loosing out in the final match.

Uzbekistan’s Elmurat Tasmuradov and Norway’s Stig André Berge won the bronze medals defeating their respective opponents – Arsen Eraliev of Kyrgyzstan and Rovshan Bayramov of Azerbaijan in their respective bronze medal matches.

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