VIDEO: USA’s Gold Medalist Pushes a Toyota Pickup-Truck With His Bare Hands

Published 08/10/2021, 12:23 PM EDT


American Gold medalist David Taylor pushed a Toyota Tacoma for a couple of yards like it was nothing. The Tokyo Olympics 2020 men’s 86kg freestyle wrestling champion has amazing strength for his weight.

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David Taylor just won the Olympic gold medal less than a week ago. The first thing he did after coming back home from his flight was a workout. The Penn State wrestler has been putting the work in ever since he was in college.

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David Taylor – Tokyo Olympics 2020

David Taylor has been on a tear ever since his knee injury. The 30-year-old has found more explosiveness in his lower body during recovery. This year, he dominated the entire field in the US Olympic trials and effortlessly qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

His reign of terror continued into the Tokyo Olympics. He beat all three of his opponents by Technical superiority on his way to the final. Taylor had a combined score of 33-2 from all three of his matches.

His opponents included a four-time World Championship medalist from Belarus, Ali Shabanau, defending World Silver medallist Deepak Punia of India, and Miles Amin of San Marino.

In the final, he faced the reigning world and Olympic champion Hassan Yazdani from Iran. The pair had fought against each other in the 2017 and 2018 World Championship. The Iranian lost both the times and was looking for his revenge.

The final was set, David ‘Magic Man’ Taylor vs Hasan ‘The Greatest’ Yazdani. It wasn’t a high-scoring match, as Yazdani took a 2-0 lead. One takedown from Taylor leveled the scores. Yazdani was awarded a point for Taylor’s passivity. Then in signature David Taylor style, the American got a late takedown that won him the match.

“To be able to do both in this tournament–dominate people and then find a way at the end–feels pretty good,” he said.

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“I’ve said this… do you want to be the best in the world? You need to take people down twice,” Taylor said. “You need to get two takedowns. One takedown doesn’t do it. I think tonight was a good example of that.”

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David Taylor has already begun practicing and thinking about his next wrestling tournaments. He also revealed the best way to get rid of jet lag, yes you guessed it right, a workout!

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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