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Olympic Spirit Prevails over Difficulties, Dangers of Rio, but It Was Close

Japanese wrestling legend Saori Yoshida (front) embraces her vanquisher, Helen Maroulis, after their championship bout.

U.S. Olympic Team Retweeted USA Wrestling ‏@USAWrestling Aug 18 Helen Maroulis makes history! First Olympic gold in women's wrestling for @TeamUSA! 4-1 over Saori Yoshida!

Saori Yoshida in Olympics Day 8 - Wrestling

Saori Yoshida (Blue) - Wrestling - Beijing Olympics 2008 & Athens 2004 - Womens 55kg Freestyle

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Helen Maroulis of the United States reacts to defeating Saori Yoshida of Japan during 53kg women's freestyle wrestling title match on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Maroulis defeated Yoshida 4-1 to capture the gold. Yoshida is the world's most decorated wrestler with three Olympic gold medals and 13 world titles. (Photo by Aaron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post) #リオ五輪 #レスリング

Wrestling - Olympics: Day 13

Japan's Saori Yoshida (red) Azerbaijan's Natalya Sinishin (blue) in their…

Wrestling - Olympics: Day 13

Japan's Saori Yoshida (red) Azerbaijan's Natalya Sinishin (blue) in their…