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!