London 2012 Wrestling: Russia's Natalia Vorobieva wins women's 72kg gold

Updated: 10 August 2012 01:21 IST

Russia's Natalia Vorobieva won the women's freestyle wrestling 72kg gold medal after defeating Bulgaria's Stanka Zlateva Hristova in the final at London's Excel Arena on Thursday.

London:

Russia's Natalia Vorobieva won the women's freestyle wrestling 72kg gold medal after defeating Bulgaria's Stanka Zlateva Hristova in the final at London's Excel Arena on Thursday.

For the 21-year-old Vorobieva, victory gave her a gold medal at her first Olympics but this was a second straight silver for five-time world champion Hristova, the beaten finalist in Beijing four years ago.

The bronze medals went to Guzel Manyurova of Kazakhstan and Spain's Maider Unda.

Topics : Wrestling Olympics 2012 Athletics
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