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Iran's Soryan Reihanpour captures greco-roman gold

London, England (Sports Network) - Hamid Mohammad Soryan Reihanpour got his gold medal Sunday, winning the 55-kilogram greco-roman wrestling competition.

The Iranian has won five world championships in the weight class, but missed out on a medal four years ago in Beijing. But Sunday he defeated Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov in the final to capture his first Olympic medal.

Bayramov came away with silver for the second consecutive Olympic games, but became the seventh person to earn two medals in the weight class.

Hungary's Peter Modos and Russia's Mingiyan Semenov earned the bronze medals.

In the 74kg weight class, world champion Roman Vlasov of Russia defeated Armenian Arsen Julfalakyan for the gold medal.

Lithuanian Aleksandr Kazakevic and Azerbaijan's Emin Ahmadov took the bronzes.

08/05 15:58:33 ET