Exclusive He”s a living legend in collegiate wrestling — becoming a freaking NCAA champ despite having just ONE LEG — and now, he”s coming out of retirement to train for the 2016 Olympics … because it”s the last chance he”ll get at Olympic gold.
You”ll recall, the IOC has eliminated wrestling from the Olympics following the 2016 games in Rio — which means Rio will be the last Olympic games to feature the sport. (It”s being replaced by field hockey. Seriously.)
Now, 24-year-old Anthony Robles — who won the 2010-11 NCAA individual championship in the 125-pound weight class while at ASU — tells our sources, “If this is the last chance to be at that elite level, I want to represent my country and try and take home the gold.”
He adds, “The Olympics is the highest level for wrestling … There isn”t a higher platform to reach for.”
Robles unofficially retired from the mat 2 years ago .. and has since worked as a motivational speaker — but he adds, “I never said I was retired completely.”