Rulon Gardner Advances in Athens

Athens, Greece – Rulon Gardner is back at the Olympics and picking up where he left off in 2000. The heavyweight from Afton won his firt two matches Tuesday in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Summer Games in Athens. One of those was a victor over a 1996 Olympic Bronze medalist from Bulgaria. Gardner will advance to Wednesday's semifinals if he beats a Polish competitor in his thid match later Tuesday. Gardner's biggest rival from Russia also opened with a victory, but in a different pool.