Minnesota's Gable Steveson wins gold in Olympic 125 kg event | KSTP.com

Minnesota's Gable Steveson wins gold in Olympic 125 kg event

The Associated Press
Updated: August 06, 2021 11:39 AM
Created: August 06, 2021 07:47 AM

American Gable Steveson has defeated Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili 10-8 to claim wrestling gold in the men’s freestyle 125-kilogram class.

Georgia challenged the final points, to no avail. Steveson, as is customary after his biggest wins, celebrated with a backflip.

Steveson became the first Gopher wrestler in program history to bring home an Olympic gold medal.

Steveson, who is from Apple Valley, outscored his opponents 23-0 in the first three rounds. He rolled past 2016 Olympic gold medalist Taha Akgul 8-0 in the quarterfinals.


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