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And she took down 3x reigning gold medalist Saori Yoshida to do it!


Japanese wrestler Saori Yoshida and Venezuela's Betzabeth Angelica Arguello…

Helen Louise Maroulis of the United States consoles Saori Yoshida of Japan after…

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.

from The Japan Times

Yoshida's wrestling reign comes to stunning end but Kawai takes gold

Saori Yoshida (left) reacts after losing to Helen Maroulis of the United States…

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.

from Detroit Free Press

Marquette’s Helen Maroulis becomes 1st U.S. woman with wrestling gold

Marquette's Helen Maroulis becomes 1st US woman with wrestling gold! Maroulis…


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

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The Best Photos From Rio 2016: Aug. 18 EditionHelen Maroulis, Wrestling