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LONDON (AP) It wasn't surprising that the Russians dominated the podium at the Olympic wrestling tournament in London.

But the results show that two of the country's biggest rivals, Iran and Azerbaijan, are ready to challenge over the next several years. And the Americans proved they don't plan on going anywhere, either.

The U.S. scooped up two men's freestyle golds after Jake Varner at 96 kilograms joined Jordan Burroughs, the 74-kilogram champion, with a stirring win on Sunday.



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    With origins dating back more than 5,000 years, wrestling was the signature sport at the first modern Games and has been a staple at almost every Olympics since. While the ultimate objective is to pin an opponent, competitors can also win by accumulating more points. See the moves associated with earning them, learn the differences between freestyle and Greco-Roman, and take an interactive look at the various weight classes in which gold-medal winners will emerge.

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