Two-time world champ J'den Cox retires at US Olympic wrestling trials; 44-year-old reaches finals

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — J'den Cox walked off the mat after dropping a 2-2 decision to Kollin Moore at the U.S. Olympic wrestling trials on Friday night, leaving his shoes behind to a standing ovation. The bronze medal winner at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 was beaten by the fourth-seeded Moore and promptly retired. The 29-year-old Cox is a two-time world champion and three-time NCAA champion for Missouri. He decided to call it quits after being defeated. Also, 44-year-old Aliaksandr Kikiniou advanced to the 77-kilogram finals in the Greco-Roman bracket with a win over Benji Peak in the semifinals.

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