Day 8 Recap: Varner gives U.S. second gold on final day of Games

LONDON — Two days after Jordan Burroughs delivered a strong opening statement for the U.S. men’s freestyle team at the 2012 Olympic Games, winning an Olympic gold medal, Jake Varner delivered a strong closing statement.

On Sunday, Varner, a native of Bakersfield, Calif., captured the Olympic gold medal at 96 kilos with a two-period victory over Ukraine’s Valeri Andriitsev 1-0, 1-0 at ExCeL North Arena 2 in the final match on the final day of the London Games. Continue reading at

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