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Miracle on Mat: Karelin Beaten
Alexander Karelin never had lost in 13 years of international Greco-Roman competition. He hadn't been scored upon in a decade. But the feared Russian heavyweight is not a four-time Olympic champion -- American Rulon Gardner's stunning 1-0 gold-medal win Wednesday so mystified Karelin that he gave up with eight seconds left. Gardner had not finished higher than fifth in international meets.
• Bad day dooms two Americans in freestyle finals
• Lindland's shocking journey ends in silver
• Lowney pulls off major upset for U.S.
• Complete results from Sydney

Medal Tracker | Complete results

Fame hasn't changed Rulon Gardner
After Gardner's defeat of Russia's Alexander Karelin his hometown has changed as tour buses stop and banners wave, but Gardner's family says he's the same humble guy.
Russian colonel seeks fourth gold
Alexander Karelin -- the Russian Bear -- is a politician and a colonel. However, his goal now is to become the first wrestler to win gold medals at four successive Olympics.

More gold for U.S.? German wrestler fails drug test

Rulon Gardner returns home to Olympic hero's welcome

Gardner saved Games for U.S. wrestling team

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