Adeline Gray, a two-time Olympian and America’s most successful female wrestler, is eyeing the Paris Olympics in 2024. The wrestling venue for the Games will be the Arena Champ-de-Mars, located just below the iconic Eiffel Tower. Gray was thrilled when she heard about the location, as she was told it would be the best place for a wrestling competition ever.

To secure a spot at the U.S. Olympic Trials in April 2024, Gray must finish in the top four in her weight class at the World Championships. If she succeeds, she will have the opportunity to compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in 2024. However, she must dominate her weight class and finish first at nationals to secure her spot.

Despite being the only American wrestler to win back-to-back world titles, Gray did not achieve the same level of success at the Olympics. In Rio 2016, she suffered a devastating defeat in the quarter-finals as the favorite to win. At Tokyo 2020 (held in 2021 due to the pandemic), she won a silver medal, narrowly missing out on a gold medal. Despite these setbacks, Gray used both games as an opportunity to empower women in wrestling and sports in general. Winning the Olympic title, in her opinion, gives confirmation and recognition to female athletes who are often overlooked in professional sports.

For Gray, Paris 2024 represents a chance to finally fulfill his Olympic dreams. As she prepares for the upcoming World Championships in Belgrade, she is determined to do everything in her power to secure a place at the Games. Gray’s incredible achievements, including six world titles and the birth of twins, highlight the power of the female body and mind in sport.

To learn more about Gray’s journey from pregnancy to postpartum recovery, and her return to the world stage, you can listen to her experiences on the podcast. It is important to note that the participation of athletes in the Paris Olympics depends on whether they are selected by the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to represent their countries. The NOCs have sole jurisdiction in determining their delegation for the Games.

By Editor