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Kelsey Campbell got no breaks in her first Olympic experience
If Kelsey Campbell wanted to win an Olympic medal in her first Games experience, the 121-pound women’s freestyle wrestler knew she wasn’t going to get any help from Olympic officials.
She knew that when she drew Japan’s legendary Saori Yoshida of Japan in the first round … and eventually lost that match to the eventual three-time Olympic champion who sent the American wrestler to the repechage (consolation) bracket.
And Campbell, a native of Oregon, learned she would not get an special breaks in her consolation bout when Azerbaijan’s Yuliva Ratkevich scored a somewhat controversial call and eventually eliminated the American wrestler.