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ATHLETE: Helen Maroulis CATEGORY: Combat SUBCATEGORY: Women's Wrestling DESKTOP_ID: 5021706423001 MOBILE_ID: 5021706422001

July 25, 2014

Maroulis, the defending world champion, hasn’t lost an international match in over a year. But due to a recent rule change by wrestling’s governing body, her weight class (55kg) was dropped, forcing the Maryland-native to drop to 53 KG. How the 24-year-old handles the extra weight loss will have huge implications on if she can win gold.

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