Puerto Rican Jaime Espinal wins silver medal in 84kg wrestling

Published August 11, 2012


Puerto Rico's Jaime Ysept Espinal won the silver medal for wrestling in the freestyle 84-kilo category at the 2012 London Olympic Games, after losing 3-1 in the final to Sharif Sharifov of Azerbaijan, the current world champion.

To reach the final, Espinal beat the Nigerian Andrew Adibo Dick in the first round, Georgia's Dato Marsagishvili in the quarterfinals and Soslav Gattsiev of Belarus in the semifinals.

The bronze-medal deciders were won by the Iranian Ehsan Naser Lashgari and Dato Marsagishvili.

Espinal's medal is the second for Puerto Rico at the London Games, following the bronze taken by Javier Culson in the 400-meter hurdles. EFE