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Wrestling at Tokyo 2020: Snyder’s Silver caps record-breaking performance for US team

United World Wrestling hyped the finals match at 97 kg as the Olympic Main Event. Defending Olympic Gold Medalists, Kyle Snyder of the US, faced Abdulrashid Sadulaev of the Russian Olympic Committee in the Championship final. Heading into the bout, the US and the ROC were tied in the unofficial team medal race. The 97…

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Wrestling at Tokyo 2020: Gable Steveson wins Gold in amazing bout; Dake claims bronze

WHAT JUST HAPPENED! 🥇@GableSteveson grabs the GOLD as time expires. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/yqMc3wbXsu — NBC Olympics & Paralympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021 21-year-old University of Minnesota junior Gable Steveson cemented his place in US Olympic Wrestling history by defeating two-time World Champion Geno Petriashvili of Georgia for the Gold Medal at 125 kg. The match was…

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Wrestling at Tokyo 2020: David Taylor wins Gold; Maroulis and Gilman claim Bronze

In one of the most anticipated matches of the Olympic Games, David Taylor of the US wrestled two-time World Champion and 2016 Olympic Champion Hassan Yazdani of Iran at 86 kg. In the first minute of the match, the referees placed Taylor on the thirty-second shot clock. Unable to score, Yazdani took a 1–0 lead…

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Wrestling at Tokyo 2020: Mensah-Stock wins Gold; Maroulis and Taylor reach semifinals

 Tamyra Mensah-Stock became the second woman in USA Wrestling history to win an Olympic Gold Medal. The Katy, Texas native reached the championship bout after defeating 2016 Gold Medalist Sara Dosho of Japan in the opening round, Zhou Feng of China in the quarters, and Alla Cherkasova of Ukraine in the semifinals. The final…

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