HELENLearn More About The Historic Match-up
To secure the accolade, Maroulis had
to take down Saori Yoshida, a 13-time
world champion who had won the
previous three Olympic gold
medals in the event.
The now 24-year-old won the
gold-medal match by technical superiority,11-0, over Russia’s Irina Ologonova.
...as Helen walked into the Olympic arena and
stepped onto the mat, she said over and over again,
“Christ is in me, I’m enough.”
Olympic wrestler Helen Maroulis, 25, made history in Rio, where she became the first American to win a gold medal in women's wrestling -- a feat that she admits she never thought would happen..
To secure the Olympic hardware, Maroulis had to take down Saori Yoshida, a 13-time world champion who had won the previous three Olympic gold medals in the event.
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