Gable Steveson To Compete In 2023 World Championships In Freestyle Wrestling

Gable Steveson is returning to the mats.

United World Wrestling announced the participants for the 2023 World Championships, and Gable Steveson was among the competitors listed in freestyle wrestling. The tournament is set to be held from September 16 to September 24.

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From UWW:

At 125kg, Gable STEVESON (USA) is set to return after a substantial absence. The 21-year-old sensation made waves at the Tokyo Olympic Games, stunning the wrestling community with his triumph. He managed to defeat now-reigning world champion Taha AKGUL (TUR) and three-time world champion Geno PETRIASHVILI (GEO) en route to Olympic glory.

Following his Olympic gold, Steveson took a brief retirement from wrestling to pursue a career in WWE. However, he has since added another Olympic gold to his aspirations.

During Steveson's absence, young contender Amir ZARE (IRI) has emerged as a dominant figure in the weight class. Zare claimed world gold in Oslo before relinquishing the crown to Rio Olympic champion Akgul in Belgrade. A highly anticipated clash between Zare and Steveson is eagerly awaited by fans after numerous exchanges on social media.

Steveson won the Olympic Gold Medal in freestyle wrestling 2020 and won gold in the 2017 Junior World Championships.

Steveson made his in-ring debut for WWE at NXT Great American Bash, going to a double count out with Baron Corbin.

It is unknown when Steveson will return to the WWE ring.

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