America's Varner takes gold, Ukraine’s Andriitsev silver in men's 96-kilogram freestyle

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Aug. 12, 2012 17:00
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U.S.' Jacob Stephen Varner celebrates after defeating Ukraine's Valerii Andriitsev in their Men's 96kg Freestyle gold medal match on Aug. 12 during the wrestling event of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Jake Varner of the United States won Olympic wrestling gold in men's 96-kilogram freestyle. 

In a mid-day wrestling match held on Aug. 12, Varner beat Ukraine’s Valerii Andriitsev. The latter walked away with a silver medal.


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