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Maroulis, Mensah-Stock, And Elor Into World Finals

Photo: Tony Rotundo

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Team USA advances all three semifinalists into tomorrow’s world finals. Olympic Champions Helen Maroulis and Tamyra Mensah-Stock have proved to be untouchable up till this point dominating their matches.

Helen Maroulis-

Maroulis has pinned all three of her opponents up till this point and she will face her hardest task in the finals with Japan’s Tsugumi Sakurai who dominated previous rounds as well.

Stats-

Maroulis VFA Tissina 0:16

Maroulis VFA Lysak 3:21

Maroulis VFA Erkhembayar 5:19

Tamyra Mensah-Stock-

After last years unfortunate match where Tamyra got pinned in 20 seconds she looks to be on the path back to gold. She has outscored her opponents 30-0 throughout the course of the tournament. She will be facing Ami Ishii of Japan in the finals.

Stats-

Mensah-Stock VSU Belinska 10-0

Mensah-Stock VSU Zhou 10-0

Mensah-Stock VSU Ringaci 10-0

Amit Elor-

Elor was one of the biggest questions heading into the World Championships with whether or not she could replicate the age level success on the senior level. Coming off a junior world title she shut those doubts down pretty quick and is into the world finals at 72kg. She will face Kazakhstan’s Zhamila Bakbergenova in the finals.

Stats-

Elor VSU Alpyeyeva 10-0

Elor VFA Cavusoglu Tosun 0:39

Elor VPO1 Furuichi 3-2

Overall-

Going to be a massive day for Team USA as mens freestyle will take the mat also with Olympic Champion David Taylor leading the way on Day 6.

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