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Helen Maroulis Wins USA's First Gold in Women's Wrestling

Helen Maroulis Wins USA's First Gold in Women's Wrestling

Helen Maroulis waves the flag in the air after her historic gold medal win in a women’s wrestling match during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Thursday (August 18) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 24-year-old wrestler won the Women’s Freestyle 53kg match against the clear favorite, Saori Yoshida of Japan.

Helen is the first female wrestler from the United States to win a gold medal

“I’ve been dreaming about wrestling Saori for so long,” Maroulis said (via USA Today). “She’s a hero. She’s the most decorated wrestler in the sport. It’s such an honor to wrestle her.”


Maroulis makes history, beats legendary Yoshida to win gold
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Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Helen Maroulis

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  • Koos

    sorry, this cant be a sport.

  • Toni gee

    Awesome Sauce! Way to go Helen! USA girl power!

  • gwen

    Not awesome? Stealing my name to make posts.

    Toni Gee has now made 368(Aug 25 account) and 79(the account that was formerly known as Magdelene Cloea) posts in my name.

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