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Japan defeats Azerbaijan to win gold in men’s freestyle wrestling 65-kilogram final

Gold medallist Takuto Otoguro of Japan poses with his medal

Japan’s Takuto Otoguro defeated Azerbaijan’s Haji Aliyev 5-4 to win the men’s freestyle wrestling 65-kilogram final.

Otoguro’s best result had been a world title in 2018.

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Aliyev was a 2016 Olympic bronze medalist at 57kg and a three-time world champion.

Bronze medalists were the Russian Olympic Committee’s Gadzhimurad Rashidov and India’s Bajrang Punia.

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