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France wins first gold at Beijing Olympics

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Latest update : 2008-08-18

Frenchman Steeve Guénot won an Olympic gold medal in men's 66kg greco-roman wrestling on Wednesday. It was France's first gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.

BEIJING, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Steeve Guenot of France won the
gold medal in men's 66kg greco-roman wrestling at the Beijing
Olympics on Wednesday, beating Kanatbek Begaliev of Kyrgystan
3-1.
 

It was the first gold for France in greco-roman since the
1924 Olympics in Paris.
 

Begaliev took the silver medal, while Armen Vardanyan of
Ukraine and Darkhan Bayakhmetov of Kazakhstan each won a
bronze.
 

Guenot's older brother, Cristophe, was still in competition
for a bronze in the 74kg class.

Date created : 2008-08-13

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