American Scott Coleman Wins Wrestling Bronze

Scott Coleman lost to the eventual gold medalist, Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan, in the semifinals of the men's 60kg wrestling tournament, but he won his repechage matchup to earn a bronze medal in one of three freestyle weight classes contested Saturday.

The majority of today's medals went to Central Asian nations - two golds went to Azerbaijan after not having won a gold out of any of their first seven medals, the third went to Uzbekistan - but the United States came close, as all three American competitors on the day ended up losing to an eventual gold medalist. Jake Herbert in the 84 kg weight class fell to Azerbaijan's Sharif Sharifov in the quarterfinals amidst some controversial scoring decisions, while Tervel Diagnev made it to the semis of the 120 kg weight class before losing to Uzbekistan's Artur Taymazov. Only Campbell was able to perform well in the repechage, as Diagnev lost in a bronze medal match.

Puerto Rico also performed well, as Jaime Espinal amde it to the gold medal match against Sharifov, earning silver.

Here are the podiums in each class:

60 kg

Gold: Torghrul Asgarov, Azerbaijan

Silver: Besik Kudukhov, Russia

Bronzes: Scott Coleman, United States, Yogeshwar Dutt, India

84 kg

Gold: Sharif Sharifov, Azerbaijan

Silver: Jaime Espinal, Puerto Rico

Bronzes: Dato Marsagishvili, Georgia, Ehsan Naser Lashgari, Iran

120 kg

Gold: Artur Taymazov, Uzbekistan

Silver: Davit Modzmanashvili, Georgia

Bronzes: Komeli Ghasemi, Iran, Bilyal Makhov, Russia

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics hub.

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