USA’s Wrestling Stars David Taylor and Tamyra Mensah-Stock Part of the 30 Tokyo Medalists Competing at Oslo World Championships 2021

Published 09/09/2021, 10:30 AM EDT


Team USA finished at the third position in the overall medal tally of wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The likes of Tamyra Mensah-Stock Part, David Taylor, and Gable Steveson clinched gold for the nation at the mega-quadrennial games. In total, the wrestling team clinched 9 medals; 3 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze.

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After a successful campaign at the Tokyo games, wrestlers will now compete in Oslo World Championships. Around 30 medal-winning wrestlers from Tokyo Olympics 2020 will compete at the championships.

List of USA’s medal-winning wrestlers, including Tamyra Mensah-Stock at the championships

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The Oslo World Championships will take place in Norway from 2nd to 10th October. Interestingly, 30 fresh Olympic medalists from Tokyo Olympics 2020 will wrestle against each other again in an intense battle. Because of COVID-19 and postponements, the Olympics and World Championships are being held in the same year for the first time.

Out of three Olympic gold medalists from Team USA, two will be competing. Tamyra Mensah-Stock and David Taylor have accepted the invite, but Gable Steveson has declined to compete.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Wrestling – Freestyle – Women’s 68kg – Medal Ceremony – Makuhari Messe Hall A, Chiba, Japan – August 3, 2021. Gold medallist Tamyra Marianna Mensah Stock of the United States poses with her medal REUTERS/Leah Millis

Here is the list of team USA Olympic medal winners in wrestling who will compete at the championship. Notably, eight out of the nine athletes have accepted the invite.

Gold medalist- Tamyra Mensah Stock (68 kg in women’s freestyle)

Gold medalist- David Taylor (86 kg in men’s freestyle)

Silver medalist Adeline Gray (76 kg in women’s freestyle)

Silver medalist Kyle Snyder (97 kg in men’s freestyle)

Bronze medalist Helen Maroulis (57 kg in women’s freestyle)

Olympic Bronze medalist Kyle Dake (74 kg in men’s freestyle)

Bronze medalist Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg in women’s freestyle)

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Bronze medalist Thomas Gilman (57 kg in men’s freestyle)

Other prominent names competing

At the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Japan topped the medal tally with 7 medals (5 golds) followed by ROC with 8 medals (4 golds). Returning to the world championship is Russia’s wrestling star Abdulrashid Sadulaev. Cuba’s Luis Orta Sanchez (CUB), Iran’s Mohammedreza Geraei, and Russia’s Musa Evloev.

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Notably, almost all the Olympic wrestling medalists will again compete against each other. Hence, it will be a golden opportunity for Olympic champions to claim their World championship title in the same year. Whereas the one who lost the title in the Olympics will have a chance to redeem themselves.

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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