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(LEAD) (Asiad) N. Korean wrestler Jong Hak-jin wins gold in men's 57㎏ freestyle

All Headlines 20:07 September 27, 2014

(ATTN: CHANGES slug; UPDATES with men's 70㎏ results in last 2 paras)

INCHEON, Sept. 27 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's Jong Hak-jin claimed the gold in the men's 57㎏ freestyle wrestling on Saturday, winning the first gold medal up for grabs in the sport at the Incheon Asian Games.

Jong beat Rassul Kaliyev of Kazakhstan 8-6 in the final at Dowon Gymnasium.

South Korea's Yun Jun-sik and Mongolia's Batbold Nomin shared bronze in the weight class.

<YNAPHOTO path='C:/YNA/YNACLI~1/Down/Article/AEN20140927004351320_01_i.jpg' id='' title='' caption='North Korea&apos;s Jong Hak-kin wrestles with Rassul Kaliyev of Kazakhstan in the men&apos;s 57kg freestyle final at the Incheon Asian Games on Sept. 27, 2014. (Yonhap)'/>

In the men's 70㎏ freestyle final, meanwhile, South Korea's Oh Man-ho lost to Bekzod Abdurakhmonov of Uzbekistan 7-2 to gain silver.

Oh edged out North Korea's Jang Myong-song in the semis but failed to overcome the Uzbek, who finished third in the world wrestling championships earlier this month, in the gold-medal competition.

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