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    Manuchar Kvirkelia of Georgia has won the gold medal in the 74-kilogram Greco-Roman event. This is Georgia's first gold of the Beijing Games. Earlier, France's Steeve Guenot claimed the 66kg title.



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    Kvirkvelia is the best!!!!!!

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    Kvirkvelia's best senior result before this tournament was the gold medal at the 2007 European Championship. On his way to the final he beat 2007 World Championship bronze medalist Christophe Gu?not of France, Athens seventh place Konstantin Schneider of Germany and 2008 European champion P?ter B?csi of Hungary.
    Chang's journey to the final was no easier than his opponent's. The 24-year-old overcame 2007 world champion Yavor Yanakiev of Bulgaria, 2007 Pan-American Championships' bronze medalist Sixto Barrera of Peru and 2006 World Championships runner-up Aleh Mikhalovich of Belarus. With only one Asian championship in his collection, Chang entered the final as the underdog.
    Both wrestlers started the bout conservatively. After no one scored in the first minute, Chang was given the first par terre but couldn't score. Kvirkvelia then showed his superiority with a throw of grand amplitude, ending the first period 6-0. The second period started with another scoreless first minute. Chang failed once more in the first par terre and Kvirkvelia got an exposure in the second. Kvirkvelia won the period 3-0 and was declared the victor.

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    Kvirkvelia does have a world championship. it was 66kg... 2003 I believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhsalum View Post
    Kvirkvelia does have a world championship. it was 66kg... 2003 I believe
    Yes he is world(2003) and european(2007) champion.

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    Kvirkvelia was my favorite before the olympics.. he just had to stay focused all the way.. he is the best by far..

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