Russian heavyweight Alexander Karelin was undefeated in 15 years of international grappling, with three gold medals and seven straight world titles. He hadn't allowed anyone to score a point against him in 10 years. Yet, Rulon Gardner, a dairy farmer from Wyoming, showed incredible resolve to pull off a staggering 1-0 win in one of the greatest individual upsets ever.
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