Nabi Wins Silver Medal in Wrestling07 August 2012
Heiki Nabi earned Estonia its first medal of this summer's Olympic Games on Monday by taking silver in men's 120kg Greco-Roman wrestling.
The 27-year-old Hiiumaa island native secured his place in the final earlier in the day by defeating Johan Euren of Sweden 3-1 in the semifinals. In the final match, however, he lost to Cuba's Mijaín López Núñez, a four-time world champion in the weight category and the 2008 Olympic gold medalist, with a score of 3-0.
Until now, Nabi's career best has been a gold medal in the 2006 world championships in Guangzhou.
Another promising shot at a medal for Estonia will come on Tuesday evening when discus thrower Gerd Kanter, who had the top result the qualifiers, competes in the final. That event is scheduled to begin 19:45 London time (21:45 in Estonia).
Estonian Public Broadcasting