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Women's Freestyle Looks For First-Ever Olympic Gold

By Eric Olanowski , 08/18/16, 8:00AM EDT


Entering Day 5 of competition here at Olympic Park, Team USA has only put one individual in the championships session, Haley Augello. Not being able to put points on the board in crucial situations has really hindered USA's ability to win matches on the Olympic stage. 

Today, Helen Maroulis, Elena Pirozhkova and Adeline Gray look to become the first American female to ever win Olympic gold.

For Helen, Olympic gold means that she would have to knock off defending three-time Olympic champ, S. Yoshida (JPN), but that wouldn't be until the finals. Before that, she would have to get passed S. Mattsson (SWE) or E. Adekuoroy (NGR). 

Elena's road would have to go through World No.1 Battsetsag (MGL).   Although she has a tough draw, if the Mongolian makes the finals, Elena would be pulled back in for a spot to wrestle for bronze. 

Finally, Adeline has been the most dominate female wrestler in the world since 2013. This is the Olympic Games and you hate to say "bet the house", but if i was a betting man, i'd bet the house!  

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