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USA's Varner reaches gold medal match

Jake Varner of the United States is assured of getting at least a silver medal in freestyle wrestling after winning his semifinal match in the men's 96-kilogram weight class Sunday at the London Games.

Varner, a two-time NCAA champion at Iowa State, came back to defeat George Gogshelidze of Georgia in the semifinals to get his chance at gold. The American won 0-2, 1-0, 1-0 and earned a place in Sunday's final against Valerii Andriitsev of the Ukraine.

Also on Sunday, Japan's Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu will take on Sushil Kumar of India for the gold medal in the men's 66kg division.