The Remarkable Grit of US Olympic Wrestling Legends

 For any wrestling fans, when watching Olympic wrestling on television or in person, you are probably awed by the wrestlers’ athletic ability. There is more to these great athletes than their wrestling moves and skill level. These men have true grit and courage, and have led lives to make them who they are or were on the wrestling mat. If you take a look beyond their physical talents, you’ll find a group of men who have overcome adversity to become the athletes who made it to the Olympics. If you take a look at their histories, you’ll find that these individuals overcame challenges such as poverty, bullying, dyslexia, cancer, and accidental injuries. To become a US Olympic wrestling legend, each superstar had tenacity and perseverance. To learn more about the remarkable grit of these athletes, take a look at this infographic.


Featured image: Olympic Wrestling by Matt Churchill on Flickr.

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Published on: June 1, 2015

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