Tamyra Mensah-Stock, 28, a Texas native whose father came to the U.S. from Ghana, became the first Black woman to win a gold medal in wrestling since the women’s competition was added to the Summer Olympics in 2004.
U.S. wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock closed out her first Olympics in dominating style Tuesday, winning gold in the women’s 68kg freestyle final. She is only the second woman — and the first Black woman — to win an Olympic wrestling gold for the U.S
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Chris Bumbaca “I’m here. To enjoy. The journey,” Tamyra Mensah-Stock said after advancing the 68kg freestyle final. She brought her karaoke machine from home. She broke out in song twice in 7 mins. She is having the most fun in Japan, and she is unapologetically her.
Erich Brehm Jr. You forgot to mention the following quote from this Olympic Champion: “I love representing the USA. I love living there. I love it, and I’m so happy I get to represent USA!”