Waynesburg's Coleman Scott wins Olympic wrestling bronze; wrestler Jake Herbert loses
August 11, 2012 6:45 PM
Paul Sancya/Associated Press
The medalists pose after the men's 60-kg freestyle wrestling competition. From left to right: silver medalist Besik Kudukhov of Russia, gold medalist Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan, bronze medalist Coleman Scott (from Waynesburg) of the United States and bronze medalist Yogeshwar Dutt of India.
By J. Brady McCollough Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
LONDON -- Waynesburg native Coleman Scott won an Olympic bronze medal Saturday night in the 60-kilogram (about 132-pound) division, beating Japan's Kenichi Yumoto in the bronze match 0-1, 3-0, 3-1.
Scott fell to the eventual champion, Azerbaijan's Toghrui Asgarov, in the semifinals.
Things did not go as well for Wexford native Jake Herbert in the 84-kilogram (about 185-pound) division. Herbert went 1-2 for the day and will return home without a medal.