Former NMU-NTS Athlete Wins Silver Medal

Gray (AP photo)

American freestyle wrestler Adeline Gray, who trained at what is now Northern Michigan University's National Training Site while attending Marquette Senior High School, won a silver medal today in the 76-kilogram final. It was the first Olympic medal for the five-time world champion. Germany's Aline Rotter-Focken won the gold with a 7-3 victory. 

According to the Associated Press, Gray placed seventh in her previous Olympic appearance 2016 Rio Games while fighting through injuries that kept her out of action for a year. She rebounded to win two more world titles and earn the No. 1 seed at the Tokyo Olympics. 

“A silver medal is not what I came for, but it's what I have,” Gray said. “And I'm very proud to bring home a medal from the Olympics for Team USA. I wanted it to be a different color, but I'm also very excited about going back with some hardware.”

Gray's silver represents only the sixth Olympic medal for a U.S. women's wrestler.  Another former NMU-NTS athlete, Helen Maroulis, won the first gold medal in 2016.

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