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Team USA's Gable Dan Steveson celebrates victory in the men's 125kg freestyle wrestling final against Georgia's Geno Petriashvili. Photo: Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images

U.S. wrestling heavyweight Gable Steveson won the Olympic men’s freestyle 125kg gold medal on Friday in a last-second victory.

Driving the news: Steveson defeated Georgia's Geno Petriashvili 10-8 to claim the gold medal — and celebrate with a backflip.

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The big picture: Steveson outscored his opponents 23-0 in the first three rounds of the Olympics, per ESPN.

  • Petriashvili, a three-time world champion who was an Olympic bronze medalist in the class in 2016, led Steveson 8-5 up until the final minute, when Steveson pulled out on top.
  • Steveson, 21, whose middle name is Dan, is named after Dan Gable, 1972 Olympic 68kg gold medalist and one of the most renowned coaches in U.S. wrestling history, per USA Today.

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Team USA's players celebrate their victory in their women's gold medal volleyball match against Brazil during the Olympic Games at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on Sunday. Photo: Yuri Cortez/AFP via Getty Images

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🏀: U.S. women's basketball scores 7th straight Olympic gold medal

🚴‍♀️: American Jennifer Valente wins final women's cycling gold of Tokyo Games

🤸🏿‍♀️: Biden lauds Biles for mental health "courage," praises Team USA in virtual meeting — Poll: Americans care about Olympians' mental health

🐎: Germany's modern pentathlon coach disqualified from Games for punching horse

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American Jennifer Valente wins final women's cycling gold of Tokyo Games

Team USA's Jennifer Valente with a U.S. flag after winning the women's track cycling omnium points race during the Tokyo Olympic Games at Izu Velodrome in Izu, Japan, on Sunday. It was cycling's final gold medal available. Photo: Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images

Team USA's Jennifer Valente won the Olympic gold medal in the women's cycling omnium event on Sunday.

The big picture: Japan's Yumi Kajihara won silver and the Netherlands' Kirsten Wild took bronze. It was Valente's second Tokyo Games medal, after winning bronze Tuesday in the team pursuit.

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Updated Aug 8, 2021 - Sports

U.S. women's basketball team scores 7th straight Olympic gold medal

Team USA's Brittney Griner at the basket during their game against Japan on Sunday. Photo: Ina Fried

The U.S. women's basketball team won its seventh straight gold medal at the Olympic games on Sunday, defeating Japan by 90-75.

Why it matters: The U.S. women's basketball team has raked in a total of seven gold medals and hasn't lost an Olympic game since 1992.