Sanderson was the aggressor throughout the match. He is the fifth Iowa State wrestler to win an Olympic Gold Medal, the first since Kevin Jackson at the 1992 Barcelona Games. Olympic team and Iowa State head coach Bobby Douglas was in Sanderson's corner for the match, just as he was for Jackson in Barcelona.
Cael Sanderson (United States) dec. Moon Eiu-Jae (Korea), 3-1
At 1:02 Eiu-Jae passive, no scoring
At 2:24 Eiu-Jae passive, Sanderson chooses neutral
Begins in clinch, Sanderson to lock first
At 3:07 pt and caution against Sanderson unlocking, 1-0 Eiu-Jae
At 4:23 Sanderson 2pt exposure, 2-1 Sanderson At 5:05 Sanderson takedown, 3-1