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July 6, 2010

Rulon Gardner’s Defeat of Karelin Named #3 “American Victory that Made us Proud”

Filed under: Client Links,Media,News — marquisathletes @ 2:24 pm

Rulon Gardner’s upset of Alexander Karelin in the 2000 Sydney Olympics was named the #3 “American Victory that Made us Proud” in the Bleacher Report’s listing in honor of July 4.

Calling Karelin “the most prohibitive favorite in any event entering the 2000 Sydney Olympics,” author Alan Rubenstein describes Gardner as “overcome with emotions after his incredible win. He was screaming with joy, did a cartwheel and grabbed a fan’s American flag and did a victory lap. This was a win that will likely never be duplicated.”

The complete list is:

12. 2002 World Cup: US Upsets Portugal

11. 2007 Davis Cup

10. 2008 Olympics 4×100 Meter Swimming Relay

9. 2002 World Cup Round of 16: US vs. Mexico

8. 2010 World Cup: US v. Algeria

7. 1960 US Men’s Hockey Team

6. 1950 World Cup: US Upsets England

5. 1998 Nagano Olympics: US Women’s Hockey

4. Jesse Owens at 1936 Olympics

3. 2000 Sydney Olympics: Rulon Gardner Upsets Alexander Karelin

2. 1999 Women’s World Cup: Brandi Chastain Scores the Cup Winner

1. 1980 Olympic Hockey Team

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