Former Olympian Gardner talks at Norfolk wrestling camp
By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Rulon Gardner won a gold medal in 2000.
NORFOLK, Neb (KTIV/US92) -
Former Olympic Gold Medalist Rulon Gardner was in Norfolk at a wrestling camp.
Gardner spoke as part of the Nebraska Elite wrestling camp at the Norfolk YMCA this morning. The former Olympian shared his stories about winning gold on the 2000 games and appearing on the Biggest Loser and says the best part of participating in wrestling camps is seeing the young wrestlers get better.
"You see the technique and the strategy, the up-and-down motion, the movement, the balancing and the positioning. All those different components are very important to an athlete's development," said the former Gold medalist. "To see them from where they started and then a few hours later to see how much they've improved is huge."
Gardner will be a part of the NBC broadcast crew for the 2012 games in London.
The former Nebraska Cornhusker couldn't be more excited for the opportunity to share his wrestling knowledge.
"For me it's going to be about an opportunity to share around the country, around America and around the World, free style, Greco-roman and women's wrestling. It's all about showing them what they can accomplish," Gardner said. "And I think being from Nebraska and having other Nebraska wrestlers going to the Olympic games, this is an opportunity for them to get on that new world stage."
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