Helen Maroulis

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.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.