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Justin Rose of Great Britain, wins the gold medal during the final round of the men’s golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Shinobu Figure Sunday, Aug.

14, 2016.

I’m confident that wrestling will long remain a member of the Olympic family.»

That’s what we needed to do and we did it. «The end result is what you saw this morning,» said Lalovic, who is Serbian. «There was a lot more scoring for Greco-Roman and a lot more excitement.

Denmark’s Mark Overgaard Madsen, red, competes against Iran’s Saeid Morad Abdvali during the men’s wrestling Greco-Roman 75-kg competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug.

14, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

«This is the level we want to challenge ourselves at. We’ve got to a World Cup finals for the first time so we need to embrace it,» said Kerr, whose team will play Asako Takakura’s Japan in Rennes in their second game.

Followed up the World Cup triumph four years ago with a first Asian Cup title last year.

Also led the team to a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics following a narrow 2-1 loss to the U.S. in the final at Wembley Stadium.

United States’ Ryan Lochte competes in the men’s 200-meter individual medley final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug.

11, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)