This American couldn’t hold herself together as she stood atop the podium at the medal ceremony Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 18: Gold medalist Helen Louise Maroulis of the United States reacts during the medal ceremony after the Women's Freestyle 53 kg competition on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Female wrestler Helen Louise Maroulis couldn’t hold back her emotion as she stood atop the podium Thursday night after winning the gold medal in women’s wrestling.

Her final match was against japan’s Saori Yoshida, who as SB Nation notes, “Since Women’s Wrestling became an event in the modern Olympics in 2004, Yoshida has won every gold medal awarded in the 53kg weight class.”

Maroulis’s win is being called the biggest underdog win of the games so far.

The success clearly swelled her with emotion, as evidenced by her tears on the podium. Congrats!

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