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London 2012: Live Results of American Jake Varner Wrestling in the 96kg Gold Medal Finals

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Last night, while you were sleeping, the final two weight classes in Olympic wrestling were contested.

USA Wrestling has another wrestler in the Olympic finals. This time at ninety-six kilos

Jake wrestles surprise finalist Valeri Andritsev of Ukraine in the finals. Andritsev emerged from a meat grinder of a bracket, defeating the last two world champions at this weight in the process. Though Andritsev was not really on the radar of many observers before this tournament, he is nothing to be trifled with, and is a junior world champion in the past.

This morning will also feature the sixty-six kilos gold medal finals. Wrestling for a spot at the top of the podium will be India's Sushil Kumar and Japan's Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu.

Matches will begin at 7:55 AM eastern.

The finals are scheduled to begin at approximately 9:00 AM

After the jump, live results and discussion of Jake Varner's gold medal bid.

66kg Gold Medal Finalls

Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu (JPN) vs. Sushil Kumar (IND)

Period 1: Clean takedown by JPN, man is he fast. That is all he needs to win the period

Period 2: Yonemitsu pick Kumar up and puts him on his back. Kumar answers with a td of his own. 3-1 JPN

Yonemitsu of Japan wins gold fairly easily

96kg Gold Medal Finals

Jake Varner (USA) vs Valeri Andritsev (UKR)

Period 1: Ankle pick Varner up 1-0. That is all he will need to win the first period

Period 2: Varner with the push out. He wins the period 1-0


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