Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder wins gold medal

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 21: Kyle Frederick Snyder of the United States celebrates after winning gold over Khetag Goziumov (not pictured) of Azerbaijan during the Men’s Freestyle 97kg Gold medal match on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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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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