#ThrowBackThursday

#TBT​: UFC Champ Usman Downs Downey at ’11 Olympic Trials Qualifier

By Eric Olanowski

Kamaru USMAN 🇺🇸, the reigning UFC welterweight champion of the world, defeated ’19 86kg world team member, Patrick DOWNEY 🇺🇸, two-periods-to-one at the ’11 Olympic Trials Qualifier. “The Nigerian 🇳🇬 Nightmare” lost the second period, but won periods one and three against Downey.

Usman, who owns a UFC record of 17-1-0, will look to defend his welterweight title against Gilbert Burns on Saturday (Feb 13) at #UFC258​ in Las Vegas, USA. The wrestling world is behind you. Usman! #UseYourWrestling

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#TBT​: Dutt 🇮🇳 Wins London Olympic Bronze

By Eric Olanowski

Yogeshwar DUTT (IND) defeated Jong Myong RI (PRK), two-periods-to-one, and claimed the 60kg bronze medal at the ’12 London Olympic Games.

 

In the bronze-medal match, Dutt surrendered an opening frame takedown and dropped the period, 1-0. The eventual four-time Olympian used his signature underhook throw-by to even the match at one period apiece, before demolishing Ri, 6-0, in the final period.

Dutt’s bronze-medal finish earned him a place in Indian wrestling history books, as he joined Sushil KUMAR (IND) and Kha-Shaba JADAV (IND) as the only Indian freestyle wrestlers who own an Olympic medal.

India’s 🇮🇳 FS Olympic Medalists:
- ’12 Yogeshwar DUTT 🥉
- ’12 Sushil KUMAR 🥈
- ’08 Sushil KUMAR 🥉
- ’52 Kha-Shaba JADAV🥉