Homecoming for Olympic medalist J'den Cox is full of emotion

Cox got a standing ovation when he returned to Columbia.

COLUMBIA, MO - He's a national champion and now an Olympic medalist. Mizzou wrestler J'den Cox received a warm welcome home to Columbia and showed off his Olympic hardware..

Cox said he worked hard to get to the Olympics, and he's proud of the work he did at the Olympics despite not winning gold.

"I was training for a gold medal. I don't think we train for anything less. I don't think Coach Smith has us training as Missouri Tigers for to train to take 6th place or top ten as a wrestling team at a national tournament. That's not what we do. We train to be the best that we can possibly be, and the best that I think I can possibly be is a gold medal so that's what I went to do," Cox said.

 


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