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Digest: Rockville wrestler Helen Maroulis wins gold in Mongolia to qualify for Olympics

Digest: Rockville wrestler Helen Maroulis wins gold in Mongolia to qualify for Olympics

Helen Maroulis of Rockville clinched a spot in the Rio Games by winning an Olympic qualifying tournament in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Saturday, beating Greece's Maria Prevolaraki, 10-0, in the gold-medal match.

Maroulis won the 53-kilogram (116 pounds) division at the U.S. trials earlier this month, but the Americans had not yet qualified in that weight class for the Olympics. Four years ago, Maroulis missed out on the London Games by losing in the U.S. wrestling trials by a point. She since has won a world championship at 55 kilograms and hasn't lost in international competition in more than a year.

Maroulis cruised through the early rounds...

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