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10 green athletes going for gold in London

By: Katherine Butler on July 23, 2012, 6:20 p.m.
Elena Pirozhkova, Olympics

Photo: Courtesy of Mitchell Haaseth, NBC Olympics

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Elena Pirozhkova, wrestling

This 2010 Pan-American Championships gold medalist and Massachusetts native says she “believes in efforts made to save the environment.” She’s been wrestling since the seventh grade, when she joined her brother’s wrestling team in the 112-pound class. Pirozhkova is currently positioned as Team USA’s top wrestler at 63 kilograms (138.6 pounds).