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Waynesburg wrestler claims Olympic bronze

AP - 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)
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>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)
AP - 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)
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>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)
AP - 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.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>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.
AP - 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)
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>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)
AP - 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)
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>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)
AP - 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)
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>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)
AP - 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)
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>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)
AP - 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)
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>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)
AP - 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)
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>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)

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By Dejan Kovacevic
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, 10:56 a.m.
 

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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