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2012 London Olympics: Local Wrestler Coleman Scott Will Compete For Bronze Medal

Two Pittsburgh-area wrestlers were in action Saturday for Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics, with one securing a spot in a bronze medal match and the other still with a possible chance at competing for a bronze medal.

In the men's 60kg freestyle event, Coleman Scott emerged victorious over Georgia's Malkhaz Zarkua to make the semifinal round, but was then defeated by Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan. Scott will now face the winner of the contest between Germany's Tim Schleicher and Japan's Kenichi Yumoto for the bronze medal. The bronze medal match will take place at 12:45 p.m. EST.

The other local wrestler in action, Jake Herbert, fell to Sharif Sharifov in the quarterfinals of the 84kg freestyle event. Despite the loss, Herbert will enter the repechage (consolation round) to compete for a chance to earn a bronze medal. Herbert must win his match against Turkey's Ibrahim Bolukbasi, also scheduled for 12:45 p.m. EST, to have a chance at bronze.

For more on local Olympians, stick with SB Nation Pittsburgh's London 2012 Olympics StoryStream. For more from around the games, head over to SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub Page.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.