Who is the most decorated Olympic wrestler?

Who has won the most Olympic medals in wrestling?

The United States of America leads the all-time Summer Olympics medals table with 2,523 medals won. When wrestling competition ended on Saturday, the U.S. team had captured a total of nine medals, which was tops for any country in the Olympics.

Who is the greatest American Olympic wrestler?

Baumgartner is among the best American wrestlers of all time. His five international titles places him second behind John Smith and Jordan Burroughs. Between 1983 and 1996, Baumgartner won 13 World or Olympic medals.

Who is considered the greatest professional wrestler of all time?

1. Stone Cold Steve Austin. Career: Stone Cold Steve Austin is arguably the most popular wrestler ever to lace up a pair of boots and his status as a first-ballot Hall of Famer is justified by his many World title reigns and his role in the eventual victory of the WWF in the Monday Night Wars.

Who is the best Olympic in the world?

The Top 100 Olympic Athletes

  • Paavo Nurmi, Track, Finland. …
  • Mark Spitz, Swimming, United States. …
  • Carl Lewis, Track, United States. …
  • Carl Lewis, Track, United States. …
  • Usain Bolt, Track, Jamaica. …
  • Larisa Latynina, Gymnastics, Soviet Union. …
  • Michael Phelps, Swimming, United States. …
  • Jesse Owens, Track, United States.
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Who is the greatest amateur wrestler ever?

John Smith is arguably the greatest amateur wrestler in the history of the sport. From 1986–1992 Smith won six championships—two Olympic Gold Medals (1988/1992) and four world titles—becoming the first American wrestler to win four world championships.

Who is world best free style wrestler?

Thomas Gilman is, officially, the best in the world. Two months after winning bronze at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Gilman won gold at the 2021 Senior men’s freestyle world championships in Oslo, Norway.

Who is the goat of freestyle wrestling?

Buvaisar Saitiev

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Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Freestyle
Club Mindiashvili wrestling academy
Coached by Dmitri Mindiashvili

Who is the best actual wrestler in the world?

Ranking the top 20 WWE wrestlers of 2020

  • 8) Io Shirai – NXT Women’s Champ. …
  • 7) Asuka. …
  • 6) The Fiend/Bray Wyatt. …
  • 5) Roman Reigns – Universal Champion. …
  • 4) Sasha Banks – SmackDown Women’s Champion. …
  • 3) Bayley. …
  • 2) Randy Orton. …
  • 1) Drew McIntyre.

Who beat the Russian bear?

He competed at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and won the gold medal in 2000, defeating Russia’s three-time reigning gold medalist Aleksandr Karelin in the final. Karelin was previously unbeaten for 13 years in international competition.

Rulon Gardner.

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Weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman