Helen Maroulis edges legendary Yoshida for women’s wrestling gold

It could be called the end of an era when American Helen Maroulis beat legendary Japanese wrestler Saori Yoshida to claim the women’s freestyle 53kg title at the Rio Olympic Games here on Thursday.

Maroulis, 24, dashed Yoshida’s dream of winning her fourth Olympic title and became the first-ever Olympic champion in women’s wrestling for the United States.

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