Chicago's own Tamyra Mensah-Stock is officially an Olympic gold medalist!
Mensah-Stock won gold in the women's freestyle 68kg wrestling final Tuesday, defeating Blessing Oborudud of Nigeria 4-1.
"Yes, 100%. I knew I could do it" Mensah-Stock said on winning an Olympic gold medal. "I knew it would be hard. I prayed I could do it. In my wildest dreams, I knew I could do it."
Mensah-Stock is only the second American woman to win gold in a wrestling event and the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling history.
Woman's wrestling has only been featured at the Olympics since 2004.
The summer games finally kicked off on July 23. Since Tokyo is 14 hours ahead of the Central Time zone, some competitions might be tricky to watch live. However, we’ve got you covered.
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