Taha Akgul of Turkey wins Gold in Men’s Freestyle 125 kg Wrestling

Taha Akgul of Turkey won the gold medal in the Men’s Freestyle 125 kg Wrestling event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday, August 21 at the Hall 3 of the Olympic Training Center in Barra da Tijuca.

Taha Akgul of Turkey wins Gold in Men's Freestyle 125 kg Wrestling

Taha Akgul won the gold medal in the event, the first gold medal for Turkey at the Rio 2016 Olympic games defeating Iran’s Komeil Ghasemi in the final match 3 – 1.

Iran’s Komeil Ghasemi had to settle for the silver medal in the event.

The bronze medal of the event were won by Belarus’s Ibrahim Saidau and Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili who defeated Armenia’s Levan Berianidze and USA’s Tervel Dlagnev in their respective bronze medal matches.

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