Aug 4, 2021 - Sports
Tamyra Mensah-Stock first Black woman to win Olympic wrestling gold
American Tamyra Mensah-Stock told reporters after beating Nigeria's Blessing Oborududu 4-1 to win the women's freestyle 68kg gold medal Tuesday it's "awesome" that a Black woman has for the first time won the sport's top prize.
What she's saying: "Look at us representing," said the 28-year-old Texan, who is the second U.S. woman to win Olympic gold in freestyle wrestling, per the New York Times.
- "Mensah-Stock noted that she realized "if one of us wins, we're making history."
- "It's fantastic. It meant a lot. I'm so proud of Blessing. I was looking at her, 'Dang, she’s killing it.' But I can kill it, too," she said.
- Mensah-Stock also spoke to reporters of her pride in representing Team USA. "I love representing the U.S.," she said. "I freaking love living there."