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LaMont, Hancock win bronze medals in Greco-Roman on Day 1 of Junior Worlds

Taylor LaMont earned a bronze medal at 60 kilograms (Photo/Justin Hoch)

MACON, France -- The U.S. impressed on the first day of Greco-Roman competition at the 2016 Junior World Championships with Taylor LaMont and G'Angelo Hancock snagging bronze medals for the Red, White and Blue.

Coming off three-straight Cadet World Championships where he fell short of a medal, LaMont broke through in dramatic fashion by staging a second period comeback against 2015 Cadet World champion Oleksandr Hrushyn of Ukraine. LaMont rallied from a late 3-0 deficit, scoring the match clinching takedown with just under one minute to go. He went on to win by a 5-3 final tally to claim the bronze at 60 kilograms.

"It's the fourth time here and I went home empty handed three times I wasn't going to let it, especially when I was this close again, so I just went out there and took what was mine. I knew that guy was getting tired. I could feel it. I just got the takedown when it counted," said LaMont.

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