Helen Maroulis, who trained at what is now the NMU National Training Site, won Olympic bronze with ease, defeating Mongolia's Khongorzul Boldsaikhan in the womens freestyle 57kg wrestling event, 11-0. The 2016 gold medalist said competing in another Summer Games was "a gift" after enduring injury and personality-altering brain trauma.
Maroulis trained at the NMU-NTS while attending Marquette Senior High School. In Rio, she became the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic wrestling gold medal. Read a Sports Illustrated feature story on her challenging and inspiring journey back to the podium here.