UWW LIVE: Helen Maroulis (USA), Rio Olympic Champion

By United World Wrestling Press

In 2016, Helen MAROULIS (USA) became the first American woman to claim an Olympic gold medal in wrestling by defeating three-time Olympic champion Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Maroulis has also won two world titles along with world silver and bronze medals. She returned to competition in 2020 and now has her sights set on the Tokyo Olympics.

Maroulis joined Eric Olanowski to talk about her history-making Olympic gold medal run in Rio and her quest at becoming the third woman to claim two Olympic gold medals. She also gave her thoughts on America's chances at dethroning the Japanese women at the Tokyo Olympic Games.


UWW LIVE: Sofia MATTSSON ??: Rio Olympic bronze medalist

By Eric Olanowski

The six-time world medal winner and Rio Olympic bronze medalist joined Eric Olanowski to talk about winning gold at last weekend’s #WrestleNice Henri Deglane. She also talked about the difficulties of juggling being a mother and chasing down the opportunity to wrestle at a fourth consecutive Olympic Games.