Team USA Wrestler Kyle Snyder Takes Silver in Final Against ROC

American wrestler Kyle Snyder lost 6-3 to Russian Olympic Committees Abdulrashid Sadulaev in a battle of Olympic champions on Saturday for the mens freestyle 97kg title.It’s an Olympic SILVER for Kyle Snyder in the men’s wrestling 97kg class. #TokyoOlympics #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 7, 2021

Recent Craig High grad dies in car crash

Aug. 9—JANESVILLE — The man who died in a one-car crash in Janesville on Saturday night was Grant R. Mullen, 18, the Rock County Medical Examiner’s Department said Monday. Mullen graduated from Craig High School this spring. He is the son of two Janesville School District teachers: Mark, who teaches physical education at Craig and just retired as wrestling coach, and Carrie, who teaches at …

Video: Gable Steveson Wins Olympic Gold With Spectacular Last-Second Takedown

American amateur wrestling has found its next superstar. At the 2020 summer Olympics (held in 2021), 21-year old Gable Steveson captured Olympic gold in freestyle wrestling when he defeated three-time world champion Geno Petriashvili in the literal last second of the finals. Watch Steveson’s spectacular takedown as time expired below. GABLE BY MILLISECONDS. @GableSteveson x... Read more

Olympics-Karate debuts in long-shot battle for spot in future Games

When karate makes its Olympics debut on Thursday, it won’t just be the competitors out to prove themselves on the world’s biggest sporting stage. The ancient Japanese martial art itself will get a long-awaited shot at persuading a global audience that it belongs in the Olympics after being snubbed three times in the past – and by the Paris 2024 organisers as well. Karate had initially been ruled out for Tokyo 2020, but its spot was secured thanks to a new “Olympic Agenda 2020” provision that allows the host nations to propose a number of sports.

Covid isolation, medals and strife: how US fencing became a nexus of controversy

USA’s fencers have found themselves in the news over protests, coronavirus and reports of an unwanted teammate. They still performed on the piste USA’s Alexander Massialas, Nick Itkin, Gerek Meinhardt and Race Imboden pose with their fencing bronze medals. Photograph: Molly Darlington/Reuters Though soccer and rugby teams have taken a knee before matches at the Tokyo Olympics to protest racial injustice, how the authorities would react to a demonstration during a medal ceremony remains to be see