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Tokyo (KROC AM News)  -  Another Minnesotan is bringing home a gold medal from the Tokyo Olympics.

Gopher star wrestler Gable Steveson did so by wining a thrilling match Friday morning, scoring his decisive points at the buzzer.


(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Apple Valley heavyweight had a 5-2 lead in the match but was trailing 8-7 when he scored his final 2 points as time ran out. Another point was added when his opponent Geno Petriashvili lost a challenge, questioning whether Steveson’s points came before the timer stopped.

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Friday’s points by Petriashvil were the only ones scored against Steveson in his four Olympic matches.

Steveson's infamous back flip (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

And Steveson won more than a covered gold metal - try $250,000 through a  special fund.

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