American Gable Steveson wins wrestling gold medal in 125kg class at Tokyo Olympics

CHIBA, Japan — With 10 seconds remaining, Gable Steveson trailed the biggest wrestling match of his life by three points.

When the clock hit zero, he was an Olympic gold medalist.

Steveson trailed Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili 8-5 with time running out. The 21-year-old American remained composed and took control against his more experienced opponent, scoring on a spin-behind takedown with 10 seconds remaining and then another with less than a second remaining to win the men’s freestyle 125-kilogram class final 10-8 on Friday night.

Steveson held up two fingers for two points after the move, but even he couldn’t believe what happened.

“I looked at the clock and it was like 0.3,” Steveson said. “And I was like, ‘Ain’t no way.’ And my head just like flushed with everything. And I was like, ‘Wow.'” Continue reading at www.espn.com →

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