Today begins the first of seven days of Roman-Greco Wrestling on the world stage of he 2012 Olympics.
Here is an amateur point of view and recap of the match between USA vs. Cuba. Benjamin Provisor vs Alexei Bel.
Alexei Bel talks to his coach before stepping on the mat prior to his match.
Benjamin Provisor readies himself to compete.
Bel and Provisor engage.
Bel gets the back of Provisor to score one point.
Bel tries to turn over Provisor, but Provisor sprawls to defend.
Sudden burst from Bel turning over Provisor to score two points.
Bel now up three to nil in the first period. The period ends, Bel wins first period.
Period two begins, Provisor rushes Bel back onto his heals.
Forcing Bel out off bounds, scores Provisor with one point. The round ends. No score from Bel. Provisor wins the period. The match is now even one period each.
Period three begins. No score, no real attack from either player. The refery calls for stop of the Match. They restart on the ground with Provisor in bottom position.
Bel attempts to rotate Provisor onto his back.
Provisor sprawls and defends enough to maintain control. The period ends. No score either player.
The judges score for Provisor.
GOLD MEDAL FINAL GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING 74 kg
Aleksandr Kazakevic (Lithuania) and Emin Ahmadov (Azerbaijan)
Arsen Julfalakyan (Armenia)
Roman Vlasov (Russian Federation)
Six more days of Roman-Greco Wrestling competition. Many will go home empty-handed. But a few with get the Golds. Let’s watch and see. Workout, drink be merry.