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Gomez, Larramendy And Nwachukwu To Go For Bronze At Junior Worlds


All three of our women’s wrestlers who have been knocked out of the championships bracket were pulled back into repechage last night. Katie Gomez, Reese Larramendy, and Aduago Nwachukwu have won their repechage match and will be competing for a bronze medal later today.

At this point in time the team standing have Japan in first place with 89 points. India in second place with 74 points, and the United States in third place with 55 points. Japan will most likely run away with the team title here with most of their wrestlers being extremely dominant even securing techs in the finals.

Katie Gomez-

Gomez down at 53kg won her first match over Emine Cakmak of Turkey by technical superiority 10-0.

She would however end up losing her second match to Altyn Shagayeva of Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals by fall while being down 5-2.

Shagayeva is into the finals against India pulling Gomez into repechage where she got to work wasting no time securing a 13-2 technical superiority win over Nazife Tair of Bulagria.

She will face off against Shaimaa Mohamed of Egypt in the bronze medal bout. They both lost to Kazakstan, Gomez being by fall and Mohamed being by decision 7-1.

Resse Larramendy-

Larramendy won her first match handedly securing a technical superiority victory over Zofia Polowczyk of Poland 12-2 in 5:15.

She would fall to fall to Mahiro Yoshitake of Japan 10-0 in 2:05, Yoshitake would cruise into the finals with another tech over Tunisia in the semifinals to pull Larramendy into repechage.

Doing enough to survive she gets a few exposure calls late and survives in par terre for the final seconds to hold onto a 10-9 lead taking out Eniko Elekes of Hungary.

She will be taking on Khadija Jlassi of Tunisia for the bronze medal. There is not much to go off of these two being they were both eliminated by Yoshitake.

Aduago Nwachukwu-

Nwachukwu would win her first match easy being up 8-0 and securing the fall over Iris Thiebaux of France.

Not a bad loss here in the quarters with more of just a rough matchup getting stuck with Sonam of India who she would end up losing to 5-5 on criteria. Sonam is set up against Ozaki in the finals with both of them cruising to the finals with ease except Nwachukwu.

Nwachukwu secured a pretty quick fall up 4-0 in about 1:30 in the repechage and advances to the bronze medal match where she will be taking on Bermet Nurudin Kyzy. I like the chances here for Nwachukwu and don’t think she should have any trouble at all getting the win here.

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Akil Murugan
Akil Murugan
Senior Editor for Heavyweight Nation

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