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Iran's Soryan wins Olympic gold at men's 55K

Updated August 5, 2012

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

LONDON (AP) Hamid Soryan of Iran won an Olympic gold medal Sunday in men's 55-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling.

The five-time world champion beat Rovshan Bayramov of Azerbaijan 2-0, 1-0 to become the first Iranian to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Iran has 30 overall medals in freestyle but had only two, a silver and a bronze, in Greco-Roman before Sunday.

Bayramov, the defending world champion, lost in the Olympic final for the second straight time. He fell to Nazir Mankiev of Russia in Beijing.

Peter Modos of Hungary and Mingiyan Semenov of Russia won bronze medals.

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