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14. The American Upset

Yeah, you always think of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” with this one, right? Well, in 2000, the Olympic Gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling was destined to go to Russian Aleksander Karelin, a competitor who hadn’t lost a match in 13 years (and hadn’t given up a point in the previous 6 years). It was a sure thing … until he came up against Wyoming-born Rulon Gardner who pulled out a win in an overtime shocker.

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