Wrestler Rulon Gardner determined to get back to the Olympics

6:19 AM, Aug 3, 2012   |    comments
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London (KSDK)-- A Grecco Roman wrestler is determined to make a comeback at age 40 and has a prediction about a CBC graduate who will be trying to win a medal in London.

Rulon Gardner won the gold medal in Grecco Roman wrestling in 2000.  He trained for the London games, but came short of making the team.

Gardner said he still has the desire and commitment to wrestle at a high level again. 

"This old dog still has hunting to do," said Gardner.

Gardner has overcome challenges in his past.  He battled back from frostbite in 2002 and went on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" to help him lose weight after putting it on during retirement.

Gardner said he has high hopes for a graduate of CBC who will be competing in the 55-kilogram weight class in London.  He believes Spenser Mango has the physical attributes and capability to win a medal.

Click on the video player to listen to Gardner's interview with NewsChannel 5's Pat McGonigle about his determination to get back to the Olympics.


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