Rio Olympics 2016: Vladimer Khinchegashvili wins Georgia's first wrestling gold

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Georgia's Khinchegashvili wins freestyle wrestling gold

Georgia's Vladimer Khinchegashvili won Olympic gold in the men's -57kg freestyle wrestling with a hard-fought victory over Japan's Rei Higuchi.

Khinchegashvili, 25, won on countback after the final ended 3-3.

The London 2012 silver medallist's victory gave Georgia a second gold of the Games, after Lasha Talakhadze's win in the men's +105kg weightlifting.

Azerbaijan's Haji Aliyev and Iran's Hassan Rahimi won their respective bronze-medal bouts.

Aliyev beat Bulgarian Vladimir Dubov while Rahimi saw off Cuba's Yowlys Bonne.

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