U.S. wrestling star Gable Stevesonjust won Olympic gold in freestyle wrestling with an AMAZING last-second (literally) score … in one of the most improbable wins in wrestling history.
21-year-old Steveson — wrestling in the 125 kg. (275 lb.) class — is an absolute BEAST on the mat. He won the NCAA title this year at the University of Minnesota … as well as the championship at the Pan American Games. Gable hasn’t lost a single match in 2 years.
But, Steveson was down late in the gold medal match against 27-year-old, #1 seed Geno Petriashvili from Georgia (country) — a wrestler who’d won the last 3 titles in the division — trailing 8-7 with only seconds remaining.
That’s when Steveson — named after U.S. wrestling legend Dan Gable — displayed his incredible explosiveness and tenacity … turning the corner on Petriashvili, scoring a 2-point takedown with .1 SECOND LEFT IN THE MATCH!!
UFC legend(and former Olympic wrestler) Daniel Cormiercouldn’t believe the buzzer-beater, tweeting … Ok wow “@GableSteveson this literally was the craziest finish to a match ever! Congrats my brother!!! Olympic champion”
Don’t find the wrestling impressive? Take a look at this 275+ pound man flipping after the dub.