Watch Houston native Tamyra Mensah-Stock shine, dance around during interview after winning wrestling gold

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - APRIL 03: Tamyra Mensah-Stock celebrates after beating Kennedy Blades in their Freestyle 68kg finals match on day 2 of the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials at Dickies Arena on April 03, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) (Tom Pennington, 2021 Getty Images)

TOKYO – Tamyra Mensah-Stock of the United States defeated Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria 4-1 in the women’s 68-kilogram freestyle wrestling final to claim the second Olympic gold medal ever for an American female wrestler.

Mensah-Stock, who is a graduate of Morton Ranch High School in Katy, defeated 2016 Olympic gold medalist Sara Dosho 10-0 in the first round and beat Feng Zhao of China 10-0 by technical superiority in the quarterfinals. She defeated former world champion Alla Cherkasova of Ukraine 10-4 in the semifinals.

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Mensah-Stock joins Helen Maroulis as American women to win gold. Maroulis won the 53kg class in 2016.

Cherkasova defeated Dosho in a bronze medal match. The other bronze went to Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan.

Watch KPRC’s Rose-Ann Aragon’s interview with Mensah-Stock in the videos below.

'A dream come true': Tamyra Mensah on winning wrestling gold (NBC Olympics)

‘A rough journey’: Mensah-Stock on her journey to the Olympics

A rough journey: Mensah-Stock on her journey to the Olympics (NBC Olympics)

Tamyra Mensah-Stock’s message to young girls

The Olympian shared a message for her young fans. (NBC Olympics)

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