Back in the Summer of 2000, former United States Greco-Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner, emerged as one of the biggest stars of those Olympics.
He won the gold medal in the heavyweight division, defeating Alexsander Karelin in one of the biggest upsets in sports history. Karelin is considered the greatest Greco-Roman wrestler of all-time. After those games, it was not an easy road for Gardner, he dealt with tragedy, crushing weight gain and bankruptcy. But he was able to persevere, just like in 2000, when he stunned the world, defeating Karelin for the gold. His story of triumph will be featured in a documentary called “Rulon Gardner won’t Die.” It’s set to air on the Olympic Channel on June 7th. Gardner says he’s hoping his new documentary, will inspire people not to give up.
Source: NewsNet | “Rulon Gardner Won’t Die” premieres on June 7th