Steveson touched down in the Twin Cities late Sunday with a giant smile on his face and a shiny gold medal around his neck.
Gophers wrestler Gable Steveson touched down in the Twin Cities from the Tokyo Olympics late Sunday with a giant smile on his face and a shiny gold medal around his neck as he raised his arms to a gathered crowd chanting: “USA! USA! USA!”
Steveson, 21, was celebrated for his improbable trouncing of the competition, culminating in a comeback that saw him get two takedowns in 13 seconds against the three-time world champion Geno Petriashvili for gold in the freestyle heavyweight final.
Before stepping into the enthusiastic crowd at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Steveson reunited privately with his parents, Robert and Laticia Steveson, and older brother, Bobby, whom he hadn’t seen since July 17. Then he turned his attention to the crowd that was chanting “Gable, Gable, Gable” as he walked through the electronic doors. Continue reading at startribune.com →