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Russia's Mankiev wins Greco-Roman gold

Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Russia's Nazyr Mankiev won a gold medal in the Greco-Roman 55kg weight class Tuesday at the Beijing Olympics.

Mankiev, 23, defeated Rovshan Bayramov on points after also beating the 21- year-old from Azerbaijan in the repechage of last year's world championships.

Roman Amoyan of Armenia and Korea's Park Eun-Chul shared the bronze medal.

08/12 06:32:11 ET