Tamyra Mensa-Stock Becomes First Black Woman To Win Gold In Olympic Wrestling Event

  • Written by Ashlee Banks
  • Published on 4th August 2021
    Tamyra Mensah-Stock / Photo Credit: Jack Guez
  • Tamyra Mensah-Stock made history this week as the first Black woman to win an Olympic wrestling gold medal for the United States in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Associated Press reported.
  • The 28-year-old wrestler hopes that her Olympic victory will inspire young Black girls to go after their dreams.
  • “These young women are going to see themselves in a number of ways and they’re going to look up there and go, I can do that,” Mensah-Stock said. “I can see myself.”
  • The Texas native won gold after competing in the women’s 68-kilogram freestyle final on Tuesday, NPR reported. Mensah-Stock is only the second woman and the first Black woman representing the U.S. who has been able to dominate in the Olympic event. 


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