RIO DE JANEIRO – American wrestler Kyle Snyder won gold on Sunday, becoming the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in U.S. history.
The 20-year-old Snyder beat Khetag Goziumov of Azerbaijan 2-1 for gold at 97 kilograms during the men’s freestyle tournament on Sunday.
According to Ohio State, Snyder was the first Buckeye to represent the US at the Olympics in 24 years.
Snyder is the second straight American wrestler to win Olympic gold in his weight class. Jake Varner, who Snyder beat at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in April, won in London four years ago.
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A gold for the world champ!
At 20, Kyle Snyder becomes the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in U.S. history. pic.twitter.com/4Y6jvpGx1Q
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