American Taylor Beats Iran’s Yazdani for Wrestling Gold
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — David Taylor seized the most important moment of his wrestling life. The American scored a double-leg takedown with 17 seconds remaining to beat Iran’s Hassan Yazdani 4-3 and claim the gold medal in the freestyle 86-kilogram class. Americans Helen Maroulis and Thomas Gilman claimed bronze medals. Japan’s Risako Kawai won her second Olympic gold with a win over Iryna Kurachkina of Belarus in the women’s 57-kilogram freestyle final. American heavyweight Gable Steveson will go for gold on Friday. He defeated 2016 champion Taha Akgul 8-0 in the quarterfinals.