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Yonemitsu of Japan wins Oly gold
23:23 AEST Sun Aug 12 2012

Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu of Japan won the Olympic wrestling gold medal in the men's 66-kilogram freestyle, beating Sushil Kumar of India to give the Japanese their first Olympic gold in men's competition in 24 years.

The last Japanese wrestler to claim gold before Yonemitsu was flyweight Mitsuru Sato at the Seoul Games in 1988.

Yonemitsu, the runner-up at the world championships in 2011, beat Kumar 1-0, 3-1 in the first gold-medal match featuring an Indian wrestler.

Bronze medals went to Kazakhstan's Akzhurek Tanatarov and and Cuba's Livan Lopez.

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