Minnesota’s Gable Steveson advances to gold medal wrestling match

CHIBA, Japan (AP) – David Taylor seized the most important moment of his wrestling life.

The American scored a double-leg takedown with 17 seconds remaining to beat Iran’s Hassan Yazdani 4-3 and claim the gold medal in the freestyle 86-kilogram class.

Americans Helen Maroulis and Thomas Gilman claimed bronze medals.

Japan’s Risako Kawai won her second Olympic gold with a win over Iryna Kurachkina of Belarus in the women’s 57-kilogram freestyle final.

American heavyweight Gable Steveson will go for gold on Friday. He defeated 2016 champion Taha Akgul 8-0 in the quarterfinals.