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USA Women’s Team Claims 4 Medals On Day 4 Of U20 World Championships


The second day of women’s wrestling at the U20 world championships is in the book and Team USA comes out with 4 medalists which consist of 3 bronze and a silver.

Team USA:

50kg- Audrey Jiminez (Silver)

55kg- Amani Jones (Bronze)

59kg- Alexis Janiak (Bronze)

76kg- Kennedy Blades (Bronze)


Jiminez had a good showing overall with 2 techs as well as a big win over Miruku Sakane of Japan in the quarterfinals 4-2. She would fall in the finals to Li of China where she was pinned after trailing 8-0.

Amani Jones was teched by eventual champion Martynava in the quarterfinals 10-0 but would fight back winning a close first repechage match and winning her bronze medal match 5-5 on criteria over Rillia of Ukraine.

Alexis Janiak had a very controversial semifinal where the challenge brick was thrown after the match and a point was given to the opponent booting Janiak into the bronze medal match. She would have no trouble teaching Kurova of Russia in the bronze medal match, however.

At 68kg Isabella Mir would go 2-2 falling to Russia in the bronze medal match and finishing 5th at the world championships.

Kennedy Blades is someone many people expected to win gold at this tournament however Priya of India put on a dominant display teaching Blades 10-0 in the first period. Priya would go on to win gold and Blades would fight back winning her bronze medal match over Silina of Russia 6-2.


Katie Gomez to wrestle for bronze at 53kg

Cristelle Rodriguez eliminated at 57kg after going 0-1

Adaugo Nwachukwu eliminated at 62kg after going 1-1

Madeline Kubicki eliminated at 65kg after going 0-1

Amit Elor to wrestle for gold at 72kg

Of course, Amit Elor is the one that everyone will be watching tomorrow and she has looked good with a technical superiority victory as well as two first-period pins with one of them coming in 30 seconds.

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Akil Murugan
Akil Murugan
Senior Editor for Heavyweight Nation

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