Career Highlights

2016 Olympic
Gold Medalist

53kg / Freestyle Wrestling

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.

2015 World Champion

55kg / Freestyle Wrestling

The now 24-year-old won the
gold-medal match by technical superiority,11-0, over Russia’s Irina Ologonova.

About Helen

2016 Olympic Gold Medalist.

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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