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Snyder now youngest U.S. wrestler to win gold

American wrestler Kyle Snyder won gold on Sunday, becoming the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in U.S. history.

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The 20-year-old Snyder beat Khetag Gazyumov of Azerbaijan 2-1 for gold at 97 kilograms during the men's freestyle tournament.

Snyder, who wrestles for Ohio State, is the second straight American wrestler to win Olympic gold in his weight class. Jake Varner, whom Snyder beat at the U.S. Olympic trials in April, won in London four years ago.

Earlier Sunday, Snyder rallied from a four-point deficit against Georgia's Elizbar Odikadze in the semifinals to win 9-4 and advance to the gold-medal match.

Snyder's win continues a U.S. streak of at least one men's freestyle champion in every Olympics since 1968.

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