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Tamyra Mensah Stock        

Olympic Wrestling Gold-Medalist

Tamyra Mensah Stock began her career in wrestling her sophomore year of high school. In 2010 and 2011, she became the Texas High School Girls Champion after having finished second in 2009.In 2010, she became the U.S. junior runner-up.

After high school, she attended Wayland Baptist University (WBU) where earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science. As a student wrestler, she became the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) Nationals Champion in 2014 and 2017. She also took third place in the 2013 U.S. Universities Championship and first place in 2015.

She won the gold medal in the women's 68 kg event during the 2019 World Wrestling Championships and also qualified to represent United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She was one of the three gold medalists for the United States in women's freestyle category at the 2019 World Championships, which also marked the first instance where U.S. delegation claimed three gold medals in women's wrestling event at a single World Championships.

Stock also claimed a bronze medal in the women's 68 kg event at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships.In 2021, she won the gold medal in the 68 kg event at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series 2021 held in Rome, Italy.

On August 3, 2021, she won the gold medal in the women's freestyle 68 kg after defeating Nigeria's Blessing Oborududu 4–1, at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She became the first female African-American wrestler to win Olympic gold and only the second female American to win gold, after Helen Maroulis in 2016. Two months after the Olympics, she won one of the bronze medals in the women's 68 kg event at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, Norway.

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