Wolf, 25, world champion in 2017, threw South Korean Cho Gu-ham to secure a dramatic ippon victory that ended over five minutes of gruelling Golden Score sudden death overtime in the men’s -100kg final. Wolf, whose mother is Japanese and father is from the United States, beat Uzbekistan’s Mukhammadkarim Khurramov to make it to the quarters, where he overcame Israel’s Peter Paltchik.
USA at Tokyo Olympics 2021: summary, results and medal count – 29 July In the semi-finals, Wolf beat Georgian Varlam Liparteliani, the world number one and Rio silver medallist, with a dynamic o-uchi-gari throw to score a waza-ari victory.
South Korea’s Cho won silver, while the bronze medals went to Jorge Fonseca of Portugal and Niiaz Iliasov of the Russian Olympic Committee.
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