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