Russia and Cuba were both able to come away with at least one more gold on Monday, as the countries took the 85kg and 130kg divisions, respectively, in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Olympics in Rio.
Russia’s Davit Chakvetadze defeated Zhan Beleniuk of Ukraine to take the gold at 85kg, while Mijain Lopez Nunez of Cuba bested Riza Kayaalp of Turkey on points, 6-0, for the 130kg gold medal.
In the two 85kg bronze medal matches, Javid Hamzatau of Belarus defeated Nikolay Nikolaev Bayryakov of Bulgaria, and Denis Maksymilian Kudla of Germany, who bested Viktor Lorincz of Hungary. While Hamzatau lost in the semifinals, Maksymilian entered the bronze medal round via repechage.
In the 130kg division, the bronze medals went to Sabah Shariati of Azerbaijan, who defeated Eduard Popp of Germany, and Russian Sergey Semenov, who bested Heiki Nabi of Estonia. Semenov fell short in the semis, while Shariati made his way through repechage.