U.S.' Jacob Stephen Varner celebrates after defeating Ukraine's Valerii Andriitsev in their Men's 96kg Freestyle gold medal match on August 12, 2012 during the wrestling event of the London 2012 Olympic Games. / MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/GettyImages
(AP) LONDON - Jake Varner of the United States won the Olympic wrestling gold in men's 96-kilogram freestyle, beating Valerii Andriitsev of Ukraine 1-0, 1-0 Sunday.
The win gave the U.S. team multiple Olympic gold-medal winners in men's wrestling for the first time since 1996. Varner joins Jordan Burroughs, who won the 74-kilogram freestyle on Friday night, as Olympic champions.
Varner will also collect a $250,000 bonus from the Living the Dream Medal Fund that supports American wrestling.