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IOC drops wrestling from the Games

...were distributed at the last Olympics."American Rulon Gardner, who upset three-time Russian Olympic champion Alexander Karelin at the Sydney Games in an epic gold-medal bout known as the "Miracle on the Mat," was saddened by the decision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-02-12/ioc-drops-wrestling-game
Wrestling voted back onto the Olympic program

...happened in February to happen, and because of that you learn and work through the whole process."Russian great Alexander Karelin called it a "big result for us and for the new guys who are coming (into the sport).""I think we have a great...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-09-08/ioc-has-voted-sport-wres
Gardner keeps going and going

...span of four years. In Sydney in 2000, he won gold by pulling off the upset of a lifetime. Gardner faced Russian Alexander Karelin in the super-heavyweight final. Karelin - nicknamed "The Experiment" - had never lost an international match...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/25/oly_416735.shtml
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Knocked down a few times, Gardner refused to stay down

...lifetime. Gardner had never won a medal of any color before in any world championship on the night he faced Russian Alexander Karelin in the super-heavyweight final. Karelin - nicknamed "The Experiment" - had never lost an international match...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/25/oly_416736.shtml
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Rulon Gardner takes 1-0 lead in Olympic wrestling trials

...forcing Byers to break a clench - the same way he scored the only point in his remarkable 1-0 upset of Russian star Alexander Karelin for the gold medal in Sydney. Karelin was a 13-time world champion and three-time Olympic champion, and Gardner's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/24/oly_416644.shtml
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Russian champion upset by U.S. wrestler

...the Sydney Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour rivals American Rulon Gardner's upset of Greco-Roman superstar Alexander Karelin the night before. Karelin had never lost an international match and had a streak of 12 world and Olympic gold medals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/29/oly_298501.shtml
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Champ battles his obesity on 'Biggest Loser'

...unhealthy, so obese. It's time to make a change.' "Ten years after becoming a national icon of sorts by snapping Alexander Karelin's 13-year winning streak and claiming the Greco-Roman gold at the Sydney Olympics, Gardner is trying to become...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2011-01-07/champ-battles-his-obesit
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Overtime

...Deak-Bardos 2-0 at the end of overtime. Gardner shot to fame last year, when he beat three-time Olympic champion Alexander Karelin of Russia for the gold at the Sydney Games. On Sunday, he became the third American to win gold at the worlds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/10/oth_325377.shtml
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Overtime

...qualify for next year's Athens Olympics. Gardner won the gold medal in the 2000 Olympics by stunning Russian great Alexander Karelin and captured the world title in 2001. Last year, he needed to have a toe amputated after he was stranded in subfreezing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/04/oth_394059.shtml
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U.S. wins big on first day of Pan American Games

...Kellner said. "The last time we fenced, he beat me 15-2." Gardner, whose upset of the supposedly unbeatable Alexander Karelin in the 2000 Olympics made him a national hero, won his first Pan Ams match 4-0 over Edwin Millet of Puerto Rico...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/03/oth_383033.shtml
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