Hamid Sourian Aims for 2016 Olympic Gold

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - World and Olympic champion Hamid Sourian is going to collect his second Olympic gold medal at Rio 2106.

The 59kg Greco-Roman wrestler stormed to four technical falls and booked his ticket for Rio 2016 on Friday, the opening day of the “Last Chance” Olympic Games Qualifying Tourney in Istanbul.

“It feels good to finally earn qualification (for Rio 2016),” the defending Olympic Games champion said after his 10-0 semifinal victory over Dimitry Tsymbaliuk from Ukraine.

“But my goal now is to win the gold medal in Rio.”

The six-time Greco-Roman world champion dismissed losses in earlier qualifying events in Kazakhstan and Mongolia this spring, explaining “I had a little trouble losing the weight, but with the Olympic Games as my motivation, I knew I had to do it here.”

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