MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — University of Minnesota wrestler Gable Steveson is an Olympic gold medalist after a stunning comeback finish Friday morning.
Steveson, 21, performed two takedowns in 20 seconds to win the gold in the final seconds in Tokyo.
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021
Steveson faced Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili in men’s freestyle 125kg wrestling. After earning the gold, Steveson did a backflip to celebrate.
“Congrats to the Olympic gold medalist on a thrilling win and an unbelievable ride this year,” the university said in a tweet.
Steveson is an Apple Valley native and went to Apple Valley High School before going to the University of Minnesota.
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