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

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Aug. 12, 2012, 5 p.m. | Sports — by Associated Press

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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