LONDON — Former Oklahoma State standout Coleman Scott claimed the bronze medal in the men's 60-kilogram freestyle wrestling competition at the London Olympics on Saturday.
Scott lost to gold medalist Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan 1-0, 4-0, in the semifinals, but rallied to beat Kenichi Yumoto of Japan, 0-1, 3-0, 3-1 in the bronze medal match.
“It wasn't the medal I wanted, but I couldn't leave with nothing. I would not be denied a medal,” Scott said.
In his first-round match Scott swept Seung-Chul Lee of Korea with a 3-0, 3-0 victory.
He took on Malkhaz Zarkua of Georgia in the quarterfinals and won by pin before losing to Asagrov.
Scott had to win the Olympic Team Trials and beat Reece Humphrey and Shawn Bunch just to make the team.
Scott is the unlikeliest medal winner yet for the Americans. His bronze also assured the U.S. wouldn't come home with just one medal like they did from Beijing.