#143 Fear, Doubt, and Achieving Greatness: The Unlikely Story of Olympic Gold Medalist Helen Maroulis

Jim Harshaw interviews the first ever Olympic Gold Medalist in women’s wrestling for Team USA, Helen MaroulisHow surrender led to making history.

Today I bring you Helen Maroulis. Born and raised in Maryland, Helen won her first World Championship in women’s wrestling in 2015 by outscoring her opponents 35-0. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Helen became the first ever American to win a gold medal in women’s freestyle wrestling at the Olympic Games. In the gold medal match, Helen defeated Saori Yoshida, a 13x world champion and 3x Olympic champion- the most successful wrestler in the history of the sport- and an opponent who’d beaten Helen twice before. Helen has truly become a legend in her own time.

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Website: www.helenmaroulis.com
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