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Icho Makes History, Japan Wins 3 Gold Medals as Women’s Freestyle Opens

Kaori Icho - Japan

History was made in a wild final session on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro. Women’s freestyle handed out their first medals of the 2016 Olympic Games. Haley Augello was the only wrestler in action for Team USA. Kaori Icho of Japan had a chance to win her fourth Olympic gold medal which no wrestler, male or female, has ever done. ...

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Draw Analysis for Maroulis, Pirozhkova and Gray on Thursday

Adeline Gray - USA Wrestling

The draws are out for the biggest women’s freestyle day in the history of Team USA. Three wrestlers, Helen Maroulis (53 kg), Elena Pirozhkova (63 kg) and Adeline Gray (75 kg) will attempt to win the first Olympic gold medal in wrestling by an American woman. 53 kg The 2015 world champion at 55 kg, Helen Maroulis (USA), has a ...

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Augello Still Alive, Icho Looking for History Wednesday Afternoon

Kaori Icho - Japan

Another exciting morning of wrestling at the Carioca 2 arena featured women’s freestyle wrestling in the 48 kg, 58 kg and 69 kg weight categories. The gold medal matches and repechage brackets, which include Team USA’s Haley Augello, are set with wrestling to begin at 3 pm eastern time this afternoon. 48 kg Three-time defending world champion Eri Tosaka looked ...

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Historic Results Headline Final Day of Greco

Artur Aleksanyan - Armenia

As Greco-Roman wrestling concluded at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, countries rarely seen on the top step of Olympic podiums took their shot at historic gold medals. 66 kg A deep and talented group at 66 kg whittled the field down until 2014 world champion Davor Stefanek (SRB) and Migran Arutyunyan (ARM) were left to wrestle for ...

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Draws Released for Haley Augello (48 kg), 58 kg and 69 kg WFS

Haley Augello - USA Wrestling

Women’s freestyle gets underway tomorrow with 48 kg, 58 kg and 69 kg competing. For Team USA, Haley Augello takes the mat at 48 kg. The brackets are out with our analysis below. 48 kg Augello has a difficult draw, slotting into the top side of the bracket against 2015 world bronze medalist Jessica Blaszka (NED). Blaszka was a surprise ...

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World Champions Fall, Gold Medal Matches Set at 66 kg, 98 kg

Davor Stefanek - Serbia

Another highly entertaining day of Greco-Roman action began Tuesday with action at 66 kg and 98 kg. The pace was high in most of the matches this morning leading to high drama and more than a few spectacular moves. 66 kg World champions were dropping like flies in this bracket which was absolutely loaded. 2014 world champion Davor Stefanek (SRB) ...

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Olympic Preview: Day 4 – 48 kg (Augello), 58 kg, 69 kg

Haley Augello - Team USA

The fourth women’s freestyle Olympic wrestling tournament opens on wrestling’s day four, Wednesday, August 17th. Haley Augello (48 kg) will be the lone American in action on what could be a historic day in Rio. 58 kg and 69 kg will also take the mat with 12 medals on offer in wrestling. Expect brackets sometime in the afternoon or evening ...

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Lopez Wins Third Gold Medal, Chakvetadze Wins First

Mijain Lopez - Cuba

The second day of Olympic wrestling at the 2016 Summer Games featured Greco-Roman action at 85 kg and 130 kg. After a difficult morning session for Team USA, the medals were handed out this afternoon. 85 kg Zhan Beleniuk (UKR) made the finals without much trouble and appeared poised to stake his claim as the dominant force in this weight ...

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Brackets Released for Tuesday, Greco 66 kg and 98 kg

Artur Aleksanyan - Armenia

Olympic wrestling day 3 (Tuesday, August 16th) may not feature any Americans, but there is plenty for wrestling fans to watch. The draws are out for the Greco-Roman competition at 66 kg and 98 kg. 66 kg In a field loaded with former world champions, no draw will be easy. Up top Frank Stabler (GER) is the defending world champion, ...

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Olympic Preview: Day 3 – 66 kg, 98 kg

Islambek Albiev - Russia

With no Americans in action on day three, some fans may take a day off, but if they do they’ll miss out on a chance to watch some of the most dynamic Greco wrestlers in the world at 66 kg and 98 kg. Russia is favored, once again, to add to their overall medal haul. Expect brackets sometime in the ...

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