National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Dan Gable ~ ’72 Munich

Back of card:

Munich, Aug. 31, 1972 –

Dan Gable, probably the most dedicated athlete in the world, today defeated Russia’s Ashuraliev, 8-0, to win the lightweight wrestling gold medal. Gable, who has only been beaten once in his career, threw a shutout to win the title as none of the world’s best wrestlers scored a point off of him.