Pictures of the day: All's fair in love... and greco-roman wrestling


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The Independent Online

Olympic fans flocked to watch the Greco-Roman wrestling yesterday when strong-armed competitors from around the world hurled each other around.

Unlilke orthodox wrestling – one of the world's oldest and arguably roughest sports – Greco-Roman wrestlers use only the upper body in an event which appeared at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.

Bulgaria's Serafimov Angelov, seen in blue, right, tossing the USA's Ellis E Coleman over his shoulder, triumphed in this opening heat, only to be knocked out in the next round.