Ismael Borrero wins Olympic gold medal in 59kg Greco-Roman wrestling

Ismael Borrero Molina has won the gold medal in 59-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling, giving Cuba at least one wrestling title in each of the last seven Olympics.

Borrero Molina beat Japan’s Shinobu Ota 8-0 Sunday in the first title match of the Olympics.

The Cuban dominated the 22-year-old Ota, pulling ahead with a dramatic throw and turn move and clinching on match superiority.

Uzbekistan’s Elmurat Tasmuradov and Andre-Stige Berge of Norway claimed bronze medals — with Berge giving the Norwegians their first wrestling medal since 1992.

59kg Greco-Roman wrestling results
Gold: Ismael Borrero (CUB)
Silver: Shinobu Ota (JPN)
Bronze: Elmurat Tasmuradov (UZB)
Bronze: Stig-Andre Berge (NOR)