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Waynesburg wrestler claims Olympic bronze

| Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, 10:57 a.m.
Coleman Scott of the United States reacts after beating Kenichi Yumoto of Japan for the bronze medal during the men's 60-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Coleman Scott of the United States reacts after beating Kenichi Yumoto of Japan for the bronze medal during the men's 60-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Lee Seungchul of South Korea competes against Coleman Scott of the United States (in blue) during the men's 60-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London.
Coleman Scott of the United States competes against Kenichi Yumoto of Japan (in red) for the bronze medal during the men's 60-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. Scott beat Yumoto for the bronze. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Coleman Scott of the United States competes against Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan (in blue) during the men's 60-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Humberto Daniel Arencibia Martinez of Cuba competes against Jake Herbert of the United States (in blue) during the men's 84-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Jake Herbert of the United State reacts while competing against Sharif Sharifov of Azerbaijan during the men's 120-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Jake Herbert of the United State competes against Sharif Sharifov of Azerbaijan (in blue) during the men's 120-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Coleman Scott of the United States reacts after beating Malkhaz Zarkua of Georgia to advance during the men's 60-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

LONDON - Waynesburg's Coleman Scott won the Olympic bronze medal in 60-kilogram freestyle wrestling Saturday, but Wexford's Jake Herbert failed to medal in the 84-kilogram bracket.

Scott, 26, was eliminated from gold contetion in the semifinals by Azerbaijan's Toghrul Asgarov, 1-0, 4-1. But he responded in the bronze match by beating Japan's Kenichi Yumoto, 0-1, 3-0, 3-1. This was Scott's first Olympics after a successful career at Oklahoma State University.

Herbert, 27, a gold-medal hopeful, lost in the quarterfinals to Azerbaijan's Sharif Sharifov, 4-1, 6-0. Herbert had narrowly advanced through his first-round match by beating Cuba's Humberto Daniel Arencibia Martinez, 4-1, 0-8, 1-1. Herbert preserved that victory with a takedown in the final 10 seconds.

Herbert later was eliminated from bronze contention in repechage to Turkey's Ibrahim Bolukbasi, 1-0, 1-4, 5-4.

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