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from BBC Sport

Rio Olympics 2016: Helen Maroulis shocks Saori Yoshida to win -53kg wrestling gold

Helen Maroulis caused one of the biggest upsets in women's wrestling as she became the first American to win Olympic gold in the sport. Maroulis, 24, beat Japan's 13-time freestyle world champion Saori Yoshida 4-1 in the -53kg final in Rio.


That day when U.S. wrestler Helen Maroulis beat an invincible legend

It was the upset of these Rio Games. American Helen Maroulis revealed her secret to beating legendary Japanese wrestler Saori Yoshida. The answer? 'Do nothing.'

Japan's Olympic wrestler Saori Yoshida (bottom L) and Para-triathlon athlete Mami Tani pose for photos during an opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics promotional event "Go for 2020 Street" in Tokyo's Nihonbashi shopping and business district, Japan, September 20, 2016.

Freestyle wresting sensation Saori Yoshida won her 16th world or Olympic title in a row at the World Wrestling Championships here Sept. 10.Yoshida, 32...

from Bleacher Report

Olympic Spirit Prevails over Difficulties, Dangers of Rio, but It Was Close

Japanese wrestling legend Saori Yoshida (front) embraces her vanquisher, Helen Maroulis, after their championship bout.