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Maroulis into the Final
« on: August 18, 2016, 11:53:44 AM »
By fall over the Swede.

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Re: Maroulis into the Final
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 12:20:34 PM »
Gray is out.

Pirazhkova scrambles for bronze.

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Re: Maroulis into the Final
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 01:29:16 PM »
Gray is out.

Pirazhkova scrambles for bronze.
Gray was a surprise
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Re: Maroulis into the Final
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 04:22:25 PM »
By fall over the Swede.

62 wins in a row, knocking off 3 time Olympic and 13 time world champ from Japan.

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Re: Maroulis into the Final
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 04:26:56 PM »
only point she gave up was on the shot clock!

INSANE!

A perfectly wrestled match for her and a Golden Moment
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Re: Maroulis into the Final
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 06:19:12 PM »
Japan takes 5 4 of 6 gold

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Re: Maroulis into the Final
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 06:57:43 PM »
Pretty sure I'd pin her even at my advanced age.
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Re: Maroulis into the Final
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2016, 08:20:35 PM »
I suppose there are many reasons people want to become wrestlers.

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Re: Maroulis into the Final
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 09:17:14 PM »
She was on her game today. Sweet job!

On a side note, am I the only one who loves John Smith commentating? The guy does a great job explaining what is going on.
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Re: Maroulis into the Final
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2016, 06:29:19 AM »
"I've dreamed of this my whole life," Maroulis said. "I put it on this pedestal."

 "I've been dreaming about wrestling Saori for so long," Maroulis, a first-time Olympian, added. "She's a hero. She's the most decorated wrestler in the sport. It's such an honor to wrestle her."






Meanwhile, after being denied a fourth Olympic gold, Yoshida said, "I am sorry to finish with a silver medal despite all the cheers from so many people. As the Japanese captain, I should have gotten the gold medal."

 "I kept thinking that I would be able to win in the end, but it got to the point where I could no longer come back," the Japanese mat star added. "I'm sorry I couldn't exert all my strength."




U.S. women's freestyle coach Terry Steiner said, "We all need to celebrate for Helen. This is a stepping stone for this sport in our nation. For the others, Haley Augello, Adeline Gray and Elena Pirozhkova, they need to hold their head up high and be proud of who they are and what they have become through this sport. I don't think their days are done. It is a great movement for women's wrestling to have that gold medal. We needed it so very much. We finally got that done."



Very classy comments by all three.  I am truly proud of Maroulis as a fan of the sport and as an American. 

You can certainly hear the heartbreak in Yoshida, but at no point does she sound bitter. She simply shows how tough it is to lose even when you are as great as she it.

Steiner sums it up well.

All three are great ambassadors for the sport.




 

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Re: Maroulis into the Final
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2016, 06:31:32 AM »
Now, since I am a wrestling fan, I have to be a bit of a curmudgeon...isn't that a part of who we are? 

Sadly, after this historic and momentous event, I cruised over to ESPN's website to read their article about the match.  I could not find anything.  Rather, on my phone, the first four stories on their website were all about the knuckleheaded swimmer who got in trouble in Rio.

I really hope the sports websites lay off the tabloid-ish stories until after the Olympics are over.  Sporting events are still happening.  Gold medals are being earned.  I hope the media can focus on the positives and put the "TMZ" stories on the backburner for a couple more weeks. 

More Helen Maroulis, less Ryan Theswimmingidiot.