Rio Olympics 2016: Helen Maroulis shocks Saori Yoshida to win -53kg wrestling gold

Helen Louise Maroulis and Saori Yoshida
Helen Maroulis came from a point down to beat her record-chasing opponent

Helen Maroulis caused one of the biggest upsets in women's wrestling as she became the first American to win Olympic gold in the sport.

Maroulis, 24, beat Japan's 13-time freestyle world champion Saori Yoshida 4-1 in the -53kg final in Rio.

Yoshida, 33, was attempting to win her fourth successive Olympic gold medal and this was just the third defeat of her senior career.

Azerbaijan's Natalya Sinishin and Swede Sofia Mattsson won bronze.

Sinishin beat Venezuelan Angelica Betzaneth Arguello Villegas 3-1, while Mattson won 5-0 against China's Xuechun Zhong in a bout that lasted barely 30 seconds.

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