At 33 years old, Adeline Gray has this physical status:
Adeline Maria Gray (born January 15, 1991) is an American wrestler.
She is a five-time world champion (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)and a 2016 Olympian.
Gray is the first U.S. woman to win back to back wrestling World titles since Tricia Saunders in 1999.
She is the first American wrestler to win 5 World titles
Gray was born on January 15, 1991, in Denver, Colorado to George and Donna Gray, and has three younger sisters, including fellow wrestler Geneva Gray and began her wrestling career with the help of her father.
Outside of competing, and while women's wrestling was created to combat sexism and receives an extraordinary amount of support from the institution of wrestling, Gray has been wrestling the bigger issues of sexism, and promoting equal recognition and participation on the elite levels, including Olympic and collegiate level wrestling.
Gray qualified in the 2012 Women's World Wrestling Championships in Edmonton, Canada, on September 27, 2012. Adeline started a little slow in her first match against Dzhanan Manolova of Bulgaria, then exploded with a fantastic 3 point throw and won the 1st period 3–0. She took Manolova down and laced her in leg lace for another point, then defended the remainder of the period for a 2–0 victory. She met Yoshiko Inoue of Japan in the second round of the tournament, becoming the first one to score on Adeline. Inoue scored first in the first period, but Adeline came back and scored on a push out to win the first period. Adeline looked in control under hooks, scoring a throw-by and loosing her leg lace for a 3–0 victory. She looked apprehensive and dominated Navjot from the get-goal in the Semi-Finals against Kaur Navjot of India. Adeline took down her second attempt and managed her legs at a 90-degree angle for the pin.
Gray faced Dorothy Yeats of Canada, Canada's 19th World Champion and the crowd favorite, in the finals. Adeline came out incredibly strong and took it to Yeats, throwing her for 3 points and scoring in another takedown to win the 1st period 4–0. Adeline remained in charge and obtained a takedown late in the season, then brought Yeats on her back with her signature arm-bar wing and pinned her with 4 seconds left for a dramatic victory.
Gray finished in the 75 kg event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she defeated Andrea Olaya of Colombia in her first match against Andrea Olaya of Colombia but lost her quarterfinal match against Vasilisa Marzaliuk of Belarus.
Gray spent the 2017 season recovering from injury after missing the 2017 World Championships.
She recovered from her injury in 2018 after winning gold at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships. She captured gold at the 2019 Pan American Wrestling Championships in 2019. She captured her fifth gold medal at the World Wrestling Championships later this year, becoming the first American wrestler to win five golds at the World Championships. She earned silver at the 2020 Pan American Wrestling Championships, winning her first two matches before withdrawing from her gold medal match against Justina Di Stasio of Canada due to rib fractures.
Gray defeated Kylie Welker by technical superiority twice at the 2020 Olympic Wrestling Trials, qualifying to represent the United States in the 2020 Summer Olympics. She won by fall over 2020 African Wrestling Championships gold medalist Zaineb Sghaier in her first bout. She defeated former world champion and four-time European champion Yasemin Adar by a score of 6–4. She defeated two-time Asian Wrestling Championships finalist Aiperi Medet Kyzy by a score of 3–2. After being defeated by former world champion Aline Rotter-Focken by a score of 7–3 in the gold medal match, she was given a silver medal.
At the 2021 World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, Norway, she captured the gold medal in the women's 76 kg class event.