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.
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 rough journey’: Mensah-Stock on her journey to the Olympics
Tamyra Mensah-Stock’s message to young girls