London Olympic 2012: Men's Freestyle Wrestling 55kg and 74kg Live Results

July 24, 2012; Dallas, Tx, USA; **PHOTO ILLUSTRATION** Special photo manipulation was used to create this image. Men's wrestler Jordan Burroughs will compete as a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

As part of its coverage of the combat sports of the 2012 Olympics, Bloody Elbow will be bringing you live results during every day of wrestling competition.

Wrestling will start each day at 8:00 AM est, medal finals will take place at 12:45.

Wrestling's three disciplines will be contested over the next week. Greco will come first, then women's, and finally, the main event, men's freestyle will be held starting on next Friday.

Today, the first day of men's freestyle competition, brings us the 55kg and 74kg weight classes.

brackets are here

REMINDER: U.S. WORLD CHAMP JORDAN BURROUGHS WRESTLES TODAY

1:30 PM Eastern: METAL MATCHES ARE ABOUT TO BE CONTESTED

After the jump, Mike Riordan brings you the results from today's wrestling.

74 kg gold medal match

Burroughs USA vs Goudarzi Iran

Period 1: Burroughs with a clutch double to win the period 1-0

Period 2

Gold medal Burroughs Gold medal USA!!!!!

74kg Bronze Medal Match 2

Tsargush (RUS) vs. Gentry (CAN)

This would be a monumental win for Matt Gentry

Period 1: Tsargush wins it 1-0 but who would be able to see how after NBC's millions of commercials

Period 2: Tsargush is too good, he gets exposure off another head inside single, wins bronze

Bronze Medal, Russia, Denis Tsargush

74kg Bronze Medal Match 1

Tigiev of Uzbekistan and Hatos of Hungary at 74kg.

Period 1: UZB with a duckunder for 1. Enough to win the period.

Period 2: No action, UZB knows he has a period in the bank, no risks, he gets his ball pulled in the draw, UZB gets the point and the bronze

Bronze Medal, Tigiev, Uzbekistan

55kg Gold Medal Match

Jamal Otarsultanov (RUS) vs. Khinchegashvili (GEO)

Rematch of European Championships won by RUS

Period 1: No action. Goes to ball pull tie breaker...RUS's ball is grabbed. RUS gets the TD to win the period

Period 2: RUS with a shuck-by to an ankle for the TD. Answered by a single leg TD by GEO. Double by GEO, RUS chin whips him for exposure, get exposure but surrenders the TD. should be 3-2 RUS, but no, they call is 2-2. I do not understand. Oh well, RUS immediately TDs GEO. But then GEO shoots, and a scramble. WHOA BOY, the ref is messing stuff up left and right. No points for GEO though it looked like he should have had exposure

Gold, Russia, Otarsultanov

55kg Bronze Medal Match 1

KAZ vs PRK

Period 1: KAZ starts the match with a td on the former world champ. PRK immediately in on a head inside single and he cuts across for the double to tie. KAZ answers with a pushout. PRK comes back with another head inside single, drives it over and almost halfs KAZ to his back. PRK ices the period with a go behind

Period 2: PRK quick single and trip, adds a gutwrench to go up 3-0, no 4-0 and I'm not sure why. Counter low ankle shot by PRK to go up 5-0.KAZ looks bewildered by what just transpired. One last takedown ends it

Bronze Medal, Yang, People's Republic of Korea

Bronze Medal Match 2

Velikov (Bulgaria) vs. Yumoto (Japan)

Period 1: JPN with a td/pushout at the edge, immediately answered by a pushout from BUL, BUL wins period 1-1. No he doesn't, JPN won the period, must have missed something

Period 2: Lots of motion. BUL, single, then lift and finish. up 1-0. JPN goes ahead to win the period with a pushout.

Bronze, Yumoto, Japan

Men's Rd of 16 55kg

HAZEWINKEL S. (USA) vs NIYAZBEKOV Daulet (KAZ)

Period 1: Down 3-1 in the first Sam loses the first

Period 2: Scoreless after a minute. Sam losses the ball draw, losses the period, and the match.

Hazewinkel's Olympics are likely done

PEKER Ahmet (TUR) vs TREMBLAY David (CAN)

PEKER wins

YANG Kyong Il (PRK) vs MANSUROV Dilshod (UZB)

OTARSULTANOV D. (RUS) vs SHILIMELA N. (NAM)

Should be the biggest squash of the Olympics

Period 1: MAYBE NOT. RUS with the td and a turn, wins period 3-0

Period 2: TD and 3 turns from RUS

RUS wins

KIM Jin-Cheol (KOR) vs YUMOTO Shinichi (JPN)

Korea wins first period

Period 2: Yumoto gets rolled through by KOR for 2 point exposure, gets a td, 1-2. Yumoto with a three point move to move ahead 4-2. JPN wins period

Period 3: Yumoto completes the comeback

JABURYAN Mihran (ARM) vs ESCOBAR AMADOR B. (HON)

ARM with the pin, I think, Arm wins

AMIT KUMAR A. (IND)vs RAHIMI H. (IRI)

KUMAR wins...WTF? HUUUUGE upset

VELIKOV R. (BUL) vs KHINCHEGASHVILI V. (GEO)

GEO wins

Rd of 16 74kg

MOTSALIN Olegk (GRE) vs. TIGIEV Soslan (UZB)

GOUDARZI S. (IRI) vs TERZIEV K. (BUL)

ZHANG Chongyao (CHN) vs. HATOS Gabor (HUN)

HUN wins easily

SHAPIYEV A. (KAZ) vs OUECHTATI Bilel (TUN)

Period 1: Shapiyev almost gets pinned on a reversed gut in the first, but come storming back to win the period.

BURROUGHS J. (USA) vs. SOLER TANCO F. (PUR)

Burroughs opening a can in the first wins 4-0

Period 2: Burroughs TD and gut for 4 point lead. Wins period 6-0

Burroughs wins the match

GENTRY M. (CAN) vs YADAV N. (IND)

Gentry up 3-0, wins first period

Gentry wins second 1-1, wins match, Burroughs ties with go behind, whacks head

TSARGUSH Denis (RUS) vs ALIYEV Ashraf (AZE)

Period 1: RUS losses

Period 2: RUS wins whilst singlet grabbing

Period 3: RUS wins.

MIDANA Augusto (GBS) vs KHUTSISHVILI Davit (GEO))

GEO wins

55kg quarters

NIYAZBEKOV Daulet (KAZ) vs. PEKER Ahmet (TUR)

Yang (PRK) vs.OTARSULTANOV D. (RUS)

Rus wins

YUMOTO Shinichi (JPN) vs JABURYAN Mihran (ARM)

AMIT KUMAR A. (IND) vs KHINCHEGASHVILI V. (GEO)

Period 1: Kumar gets his ball drawn in the clinch, appears to get rolled through. Review to figure out whose move it was, ruled in favor of Georgia

period 2: Georgia overwhelms Kumar, wins period

GEO wins

74kg quarters

TIGIEV Soslan (UZB) vs. GOUDARZI S. (IRI)

HATOS Gabor (HUN) vs SHAPIYEV A. (KAZ) riod.

BURROUGHS J. (USA) vs.GENTRY M. (CAN)

Period 1: Double Burrough, up 1-0 Burroughs wins period 2-1

Period 2: Gentry with low single, gets up 1-0, USA ties with go behind and wins 1-1

TSARGUSH Denis (RUS) vs KHUTSISHVILI Davit (GEO))

55kg Semis

NIYAZBEKOV Daulet (KAZ) vs OTARSULTANOV D. (RUS)

Period 1: Crazy scramble RUS almost pinned, but comes away with a 3-2 lead and period

Period 2: RUS is a stud, TD, Pushout , TD, up 3-0

RUS wins

YUMOTO Shinichi (JPN) vs KHINCHEGASHVILI V. (GEO)

Period 1: GEO gets the td, Wins period 1-0

Period 2: Japan gets in with a sweep single,, works to the finish, straight into 3 laces, techs the period 7-0

Period 3: GEO gets the TD, Gets in on another shot, awesome wrestling by both men, scramble ends period

GEO in the semis

74 semis

GOUDARZI S. (IRI) vs HATOS Gabor (HUN)

Period 1: High C Iran for the TD, adds another High C to ice the period 2-0

period 2: Goudarzi puts on a clinic

Iran in the finals

BURROUGHS J. (USA) vs TSARGUSH Denis (RUS)

Period 1: Jordan Comes back to win period 3-1

Period 2: Tsargush wins 2-0

Period 3:YAAAAAHAHAHHA Burroughs wins

55kg Repechage

Yang PRK vs Namibia

Period 1: PRK hits a fireman, should have gotten the fall, wins the period

Period 2: Yang, goes behind, bunch of leglaces, go behind. TECH

Yang advances

IND vs BUL

Period 1: goes to ball draw, Velikov wins

Period 2: another ball pull, Velikov on to bronze

74kg Repechage:

BUL vs UZB

Period 1: Won by UZB 1-0 after some of the best wrestling I've ever seen

Period 2: UZB is starting to pwn

UZB advances

CAN vs PUR

Period 1: CAN with takedown and gutwrench, 3-0 easily, finishes 4-0

Period 2: terrible mismatch, Can wins 5-0

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