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Carol Huynh Wins Bronze In Women's Olympic 48Kg Wrestling At London Games

08/08/2012 02:06 EDT | Updated 08/08/2012 03:43 EDT
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Carol Huynh of Canada, left, and Isabelle Sambou of Senegal compete during a 48-kg women's freestyle wrestling bronze medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Carol Huynh couldn't win gold at the London Games this year but she did managed to score bronze for Canada on Wednesday. Huynh beat Senegal's Isabelle Sambou after drawing two clinches.

A clinch is awarded to the wrestler in a blind draw after no points are scored in a 2-minute round.

Huynh capitalized on her fortune by taking Sambou down twice, ending the match as the crowd in the ExCeL Arena could be heard chanting "Canada! Canada! Canada!"

Huynh lost the seminfinal match to Japan's Hitomi Obara earlier on Wednesday, knocking her out of gold medal contention. She placed first in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics. Huynh's medal brings Canada's medal count to to 14.

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