RIO DE JANEIRO (KMOX/AP) – It’s a bronze medal for Mizzou wrestler J’den Cox.
Cox defeated Reineris Salas Perez of Cuba on Saturday in the Rio Olympics third-place match for the 86 kg weight class.
He is reportedly the 7th University of Missouri athlete to win an Olympic medal and the first since 2008.
Cox’s bronze is the first freestyle wrestling medal for the United States in the Rio Games.
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