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Last night NBC’s primetime show Rock Center with Brian Williams aired a feature on the comeback story of Olympic champion Rulon Gardner
To see Harry Smith’s full report, “The Heavyweight,” follow the link to


In late February, the NBC primetime show Rock Center with Brian Williams visited the U.S. Olympic Training Center to film a major feature on two-time Olympic Greco-Roman medalist Rulon Gardner. Internationally respected broadcast journalist Harry Smith and his crew spent two days with Gardner and Greco-Roman Team USA to research this piece.

Smith conducted extensive interviews with Gardner about his wrestling achievements, his near-death accidents, his challenges with weight, and appearing on the Biggest Loser show. They also talked about Gardner’s wrestling comeback at age 40.

The NBC crew followed Gardner in his daily workout routines, both on the mat and in the weight training room. They also interviewed a number of other people, including coaches, athletes, family and friends, as part of the research for the show.

For additional video footage and interview follow the link to
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