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Jordan Burroughs loses in quarterfinals, can still wrestle for bronze

U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs, the reigning Olympic champion in the men's freestyle wrestling 74kg division, lost his quarterfinal match with Russia's Aniuar Geduev and has been eliminated from gold medal contention. Geduev, the world No. 2, was considered Burrough's biggest obstacle in the 74kg field. The random draw conducted on Thursday slotted them on the same side of the bracket...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs starts title defense with Round of 16 win

Jordan Burroughs topped Guinea-Bissau's Augusto Midana by a score of 8-3 in his first match of the 74kg freestyle wrestling tournament in Rio.
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016

TODAY Olympic moment: Maroulis upsets Yoshida for gold

TODAY examines the huge upset Helen Maroulis pulled in women's wrestling on Thursday when she beat Saori Yoshida for the gold medal.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

TODAY Olympic moment: Maroulis upsets Yoshida for gold

TODAY examines the huge upset Helen Maroulis pulled in women's wrestling on Thursday when she beat Saori Yoshida for the gold medal.
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016

PHOTOS: Women’s wrestling at Rio 2016 Olympics

AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post Helen Maroulis of the United States reacts to defeating Saori Yoshida of Japan during 53kg women's freestyle wrestling title match on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Maroulis defeated Yoshida 4-1 to capture the gold. Yoshida is the world's most decorated wrestler with three Olympic gold medals and 13 world titles. AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post Elena...
Via The Denver Post
August 18, 2016

Wrestling Day 6 preview: Jordan Burroughs' biggest match could come in quarterfinals

The night before he competed at the London Olympics, Jordan Burroughs sent out a tweet: A highly confident tweet from a highly confident guy. After all, you don't make your Twitter handle @alliseeisgold unless you plan to back that sort of talk up. And back it up he did. Burroughs went out the next day and won a gold medal. "I will never tweet that again, put it that way," Burroughs...
Via CSN Chicago
August 18, 2016

Wrestling Day 6 preview: Jordan Burroughs' biggest match could come in quarterfinals

The night before he competed at the London Olympics, Jordan Burroughs sent out a tweet: A highly confident tweet from a highly confident guy. After all, you don't make your Twitter handle @alliseeisgold unless you plan to back that sort of talk up. And back it up he did. Burroughs went out the next day and won a gold medal. "I will never tweet that again, put it that way," Burroughs...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Helen Maroulis: That match with Yoshida 'was won years ago'

After winning Team USA's first Olympic title in women's wrestling, Helen Maroulis explained why her dramatic gold medal match with Saori Yoshida was actually won several years ago.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Helen Maroulis: That match with Yoshida 'was won years ago'

After winning Team USA's first Olympic title in women's wrestling, Helen Maroulis explained why her dramatic gold medal match with Saori Yoshida was actually won several years ago.
Via CSN Chicago
August 18, 2016

Elena Pirozhkova wrestles for bronze medal in women's 63kg

U.S. wrestler Elena Pirozhkova reached the bronze medal match in the women's 63kg division but ended up getting pinned by Yekaterina Larionova of Kazakhstan.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Elena Pirozhkova wins 10-7 in women's 63kg Round of 16

Former world champion Elena Pirozhkova (USA) moved into the quarterfinals thanks to an exciting 10-7 victory over Taybe Yusein (BUL).
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Elena Pirozhkova wins 10-7 in women's 63kg Round of 16

Former world champion Elena Pirozhkova (USA) moved into the quarterfinals thanks to an exciting 10-7 victory over Taybe Yusein (BUL).
Via CSN Chicago
August 18, 2016

U.S. wrestlers Helen Maroulis, Elena Pirozhkova not afraid to share

RIO DE JANEIRO >> They share a dream, these two Olympians do, and a passion and a focus.Of course, that can be said of pretty much all Olympians.The difference with this pair? They even share a bed. That's right. A. Bed."It's big enough," Helen Maroulis says. "We just said, 'OK, you face that way and I'll face this way,' and we're good.
Via LA Daily News
August 17, 2016

Mijain Lopez honored to join the ranks of Aleksandr Karelin

After a historic three-peat, Cuba's Mijain Lopez talked about his rivalry with Riza Kayaalp and how it felt to join the ranks of a legend.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Mijain Lopez honored to join the ranks of Aleksandr Karelin

After a historic three-peat, Cuba's Mijain Lopez talked about his rivalry with Riza Kayaalp and how it felt to join the ranks of a legend.
Via CSN Chicago
August 17, 2016

Kaori Icho wins fourth straight gold medal in wrestling

Japan's Kaori Icho made history by becoming the first wrestler ever to win four gold medals. And this one came in the most dramatic fashion possible, with the winning score coming in the final seconds of the match.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Kaori Icho wins fourth straight gold medal in wrestling

Japan's Kaori Icho made history by becoming the first wrestler ever to win four gold medals. And this one came in the most dramatic fashion possible, with the winning score coming in the final seconds of the match.
Via CSN Chicago
August 17, 2016

Kaori Icho becomes first wrestler to ever win four gold medals

Kaori Icho emerged victorious from a thrilling gold medal match to win her fourth straight Olympic title. With the win, Icho has become the first wrestler to ever win four Olympic gold medals. She is also the first female in any sport to win individual-event gold at four Olympics. In the 58kg gold medal match with Russia's Valeria Koblova, Icho found herself in an unfamiliar position...
Via CSN Chicago
August 17, 2016

Kaori Icho becomes first wrestler to ever win four gold medals

Kaori Icho emerged victorious from a thrilling gold medal match to win her fourth straight Olympic title. With the win, Icho has become the first wrestler to ever win four Olympic gold medals. She is also the first female in any sport to win individual-event gold at four Olympics. In the 58kg gold medal match with Russia's Valeria Koblova, Icho found herself in an unfamiliar position...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Kaori Icho advances to 58kg Gold Medal Match with tech fall

Kaori Icho moved within one win of a fourth straight gold medal after racking up a victory by technical fall over Azerbaijan's Yuliya Ratkevich in the women's 58kg wrestling semifinals.
Via CSN Chicago
August 17, 2016

Kaori Icho eyes historic fourth gold medal on Day 4 of wrestling

On Monday, Greco-Roman wrestler Mijain Lopez won his third consecutive Olympic title. It moved him into a tie for most gold medals all-time in wrestling. But his status at the top may only last two days. On Wednesday, Kaori Icho will attempt to win a record fourth straight Olympic title. Ever since women's wrestling was added to the Olympic program in 2004, the Japanese star has...
Via CSN Chicago
August 16, 2016

Kaori Icho eyes historic fourth gold medal on Day 4 of wrestling

On Monday, Greco-Roman wrestler Mijain Lopez won his third consecutive Olympic title. It moved him into a tie for most gold medals all-time in wrestling. But his status at the top may only last two days. On Wednesday, Kaori Icho will attempt to win a record fourth straight Olympic title. Ever since women's wrestling was added to the Olympic program in 2004, the Japanese star has...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Mijain Lopez earns wrestling three-peat, celebrates in style

Cuba's Mijain Lopez won a historic third straight Olympic gold medal by defeating his top rival, Riza Kayaalp of Turkey. Afterward, Lopez celebrated in style by dancing around and body slamming his coach on the mat.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Mijain Lopez earns wrestling three-peat, celebrates in style

Cuba's Mijain Lopez won a historic third straight Olympic gold medal by defeating his top rival, Riza Kayaalp of Turkey. Afterward, Lopez celebrated in style by dancing around and body slamming his coach on the mat.
Via CSN Chicago
August 15, 2016

Mijain Lopez dances, body slams coach after winning gold

Mijain Lopez stands 6-foot-5 and competes in the 286 lbs division, but that doesn't stop him from being able to bust a move. The Cuban wrestler broke out a special dance to celebrate winning a historic third straight gold medal.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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