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.