Bloodied Russian wrestler builds bandage-helmet during Olympic bout (PHOTOS)
Expectations were high after Geduev knocked out the world’s №.1 and 2012 Olympic champion, Jordan Burroughs, in the quarterfinals.
However, the Russian’s final bout against Iran’s Hassan Yazdani never really got off the ground due to the many frustrating stoppages that were required to bandage Geduev’s profusely bleeding eye.
Geduev entered the bout with a simple bandage on his head to cover a small cut he had received from a head-butt during a previous match, but when the blood-gates opened during the Olympic final, they truly would not close.
Yazdani stood on the sidelines as Geduev’s increasingly swollen eye was re-bandaged four times, until he was eventually left sporting a kind of helmet that encased his entire head.
Obviously, Twitter had fun with the resulting images.
Boy that Russian wrestler is bleeding like a stuck pig.— Jim Smith, Ph.D. (@JimSmith87) August 19, 2016
In the end, the Iranian seized gold and Geduev emerged from the bout with the silver.
Thankfully, Geduev was able to ditch the headgear before hitting the podium to claim his prize.