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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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Lindland wins silver medal; Lowney wins bronze medal in Greco-Roman Wrestling

Matt Lindland (Milwaukie, Ore./Sunkist Kids) won a silver medal at 76 kg/167.5 the Olympic wrestling competition at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour, during the evening session on Tuesday, September 26. Lindland was defeated in the gold-medal finals by Mourat Kardanov of Russia, 3-0. Kardanov scored the first point, a takedown at the 58 second mark. He was able to turn Lindland for a two-point gutwrench at the 1:14 mark for a 3-0 lead. Kardanov lead 3-0 at the break. The second period saw strong pummeling, and a passivity against Kardanov at 3:44. Lindland attempted his lift, but could not turn him and it was broken at 4:31. The match ended with the wrestlers pummelling. Garrett Lowney (Appleton, Wis./Minnesota Storm) won a bronze medal at 97 kg/213.75 lbs. The 20-year old star was competing in his first major international event. He defeated Konstantinos Thanos of Greece, 3-1 in overtime at 6:53. There was no score in the first period. Lowney was penalized for passivity first, then Thanos was penalized later in the period. On the clinch, Lowney won the flip and locked up first. Lowney attempted a throw and slipped off, getting a caution and a point for Thanos. Lowney was put down. Lowney tied it with a reversal at 3:40, making it 1-1. Lowney took the lead with a takedown at the 5:35 mark, end went into overtime with a 2-1 lead (A wrestler must score three points to win in regulation). In overtime, Lowney scored the winning takedown at the 6:53 mark U.S. results Tuesday, September 26, 5:00 p.m. session 76 kg/167.5 lbs. - Matt Lindland, Milwaukie, Ore. (Sunkist Kids) Gold medal finals - lost dec. to Mourat Kardanov (Russia), 3-0 97 kg/213.75 lbs. - Garrett Lowney, Appleton, Wis. (Minnesota Storm) Bronze medal finals - dec. Konstantinos Thanos (Greece), 3-1, ot, 6:53 54 kg/119 lbs. Gold - Sim Kwon-Ho (Korea) dec. Lazaro Rivas (Cuba), 8-0 Bronze - Kang Yong Gyun (People's Rep. Of Korea) dec. Andriy Kalashnikov (Ukraine), 7-0 63 kg/138.75 lbs. Gold - Vartares Samourgachev (Russia) dec. Juan Maren (Cuba), 3-0, 6:43 Bronze - Akaki Chachua (Georgia) pin Beat Motzer (Switzerland), 1:57 76 kg/167.5 lbs. Gold - Mourat Kardanov (Russia) dec. Matt Lindland (United States), 3-0 Bronze - Marko Yli-Hannuksela (Finland) dec. David Manukyan (Ukraine), 4-2 97 kg/213.75 lbs. Gold - Mikael Ljungberg (Sweden) won by ref. dec. over Davyd Saldadze (Ukraine), 2-1, ot, 9:00 Bronze - Garrett Lowney (USA) dec. Konstantinos Thanos (Greece), 3-0, ot, 6:53
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