Helen Maroulis is First Woman to Win Wrestling Gold Medal

Helen Maroulis wins Gold

Team U.S.A.’s Helen Maroulis upsets three-time defending gold medalist Saori Yoshida from Japan to become the first U.S. woman to win a wrestling gold medal in the 53-kilogram freestyle on Thursday, August 27, 2016, in Rio De Janeiro. Maroulis defeated Yoshida 4-1.


Helen Maroulis celebrated her big win by holding the United States Flag around her shoulders, letting it fly behind her as she ran around the mat in a circle.