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State News Olympics Blog

Former Spartan Gomez ousted from Olympic competition


By Stephen Brooks          Posted: 08/12/12 5:45pm         

Former MSU wrestler Franklin Gomez was ousted from his first Olympics competition Saturday after dropping two consecutive matches.

Gomez, who wrestled for the Spartans from 2005-08, competed for the Puerto Rican team in the 60 kg freestyle wrestling event.

His first loss came at the hands of Russia’s Besik Kudukhov, who was a finalist for the gold medal in the event. Gomez beat Kudukhov previously at the Grand Prix of Germany in June, according to a release from the MSU athletics department.

Since Kudukhov was a gold medal finalist, Gomez qualified for the repechage round, where he eventually lost to India’s Yogeshawr Dutt in the bronze medal match.


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