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U.S. women take fifth at the World Cup in Krasnoyarsk, Russia



The U.S. women beat Germany to take fifth place at the Women's World Cup in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

The U.S. team lost their first two pool matches to Russia, 3-4, and to China, 3-4.

China beat Russia, 4-3, to make it to the gold medal dual, placing Russia in the third-place match.

Japan beat Germany, 6-1, and Belarus, 6-1 to advance into the championship finals from the other pool. In the other bout in that pool, Belarus beat Germany, 4-3, to advance into the third place match.

In the gold medal dual, China beat Japan, 6-1. Russia took third place, beating Belarus 5-2.

Patricia Miranda (New Haven, Conn./Sunkist Kids), Marcie Van Dusen (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) and Sara McMann (Iowa City, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) won their matches against Russia.

McMann was a 2004 Olympic silver medalist and Miranda was a 2004 Olympic bronze medalist. Van Dusen won the 2004 University World Championships.

Miranda pinned Alena Adashinskaya in the second period. Van Dusen beat Natalia Karamchakova, 3-0, 1-0. McMann pinned Larisa Kanaeva in the second period.

Miranda and McMann continued their success as they beat their opponents in the dual versus China. Miranda beat Xiaomei Li, 6-1, 5-1, while McMann took down Dongmei Sung, 1-0, 1-0.

2006 U.S. World Team member Mary Kelly (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) also won her match against Xueceng Ren, 3-1, 2-1, who won last year's World Cup at 51 kg/112.25 lbs..

The U.S. women won all seven matches against Germany to take fifth place. Randi Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC) beat Stephanie Gross 6-3, 3-0. 2005 World bronze medalist Katie Downing (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) pinned Maria Mueller in the first period.

The U.S. men's freestyle team will compete this weekend in the World Cup. Other teams include Russia, Iran, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Georgia.

Team Score
1. China
2. Japan
3. Russia
4. Belarus
5. United States
6. Germany

Event Results
Championship Dual: China 6, Japan 1

48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Yuri Kai (Japan) pinned Xueceng Ren (China), 2-0, 0:41
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Xiaomei Li (China) dec. Ninako Hattori (Japan), 1-0, 1-0
55 kg/121 lbs. - Li Xu (China) dec. Chikako Matsukawa (Japan), 1-3, 3-2, 8-0
59 kg/130 lbs. - Dongmei Sun (China) dec. Kei Yamana (Japan), 5-0, 3-0
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Ruixue Jing (China) dec. Mio Nishimaki (Japan), 0-1, 2-0, 1-0
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Fengliu Zhang (China) dec. Yoshiko Inoue (Japan), 2-0, 1-0
72 kg/158.45 lbs. - Xu Wang (China) pinned Mami Shinkai (Japan), 6-0, 1:00

Third-Place Dual: Russia 5, Belarus 2
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Lorisa Oorzhak (Russia) dec. Marina Markevich (Belarus), 4-0, 3-0
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Zamira Rahmanova (Russia) dec. Tatsiana Hrihoryeva (Belarus), 1-0, 1-0
55 kg/121 lbs. - Maryia Yahorava (Belarus) dec. natalia Karamchakova (Russia), 1-0, 0-1, 1-0
59 kg/130 lbs. - Larisa Kanaeva (Russia) dec. Bokhan Tatsiana (Belarus), 2-0, 2-1
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Alena Kartashova (Russia) dec. Volha Khilko, 3-0, 3-0
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Iryna Tsyrkevich (Belarus) dec. Anna Shamova (Russia), 4-3, 3-0
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Guzel Manyurova (Russia) dec. Vasilisa Marzaliuk (Belarus), 3-1, 1-0

Fifth-Place Dual: United States 7, Germany 0
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Mary Kelly (USA) dec. Brigitte Wagner (Germany), 5-0, 1-0
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Patricia Miranda (USA) dec. Alexandra Engelhardt (Germany), 1-0, 5-0
55 kg/121 lbs. - Marcie Van Dusen (USA) pin Jessica Bechtel (Germany), 0-1, 1:54
59 kg/130 lbs. - Sara McMann (USA) pin Christiane Knittel (Germany), 6-0, 1:40
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Randi Miller (USA) dec. Stephanie Gross (Germany), 6-3, 3-0
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Katie Downing (USA) pin Maria Mueller (Germany), 1:39
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Iris Smith (USA) dec. Anita Schaetzle (Germany), 3-2, 1-0

Pool Results
China 4, United States 3

48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Mary Kelly (USA) dec. Xueceng Ren (China), 3-1, 2-1
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Patricia Miranda (USA) dec. Xiaomei Li (China), 6-1, 5-1
55 kg/121 lbs. - Li Xu (China) dec. Marcie Van Dusen (USA), 3-2, 6-0
59 kg/130 lbs. - Sara McMann (USA) dec. Dongmei Sun (China), 1-0, 1-0
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Ruixue Jing (China) dec. Randi Miller (USA), 7-1, 1-0
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Fengliu Zhang pin Katie Downing (USA), 1:42
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Xu Wang (China) dec. Iris Smith (USA), 5-3, 2-1

Russia 4, United States 3
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Lorisa Oorzhak (Russia) dec. Mary Kelly (USA), 1-1, 3-2
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Patricia Miranda (USA) pin Alena Asashinskaya (Russia), 4-3, 1:30
55 kg/121 lbs. - Marcie Van Dusen (USA) dec. Natalia Karamchakova (Russia), 3-0, 1-0
59 kg/130 lbs. - Sara McMann (USA) pin Larisa Kanaeva (Russia), 2-0, 1:40
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Alena Kartashova (Russia) dec. Randi Miller (USA), 0-1, 1-0, 2-0
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Alena Perepelkina (Russia) pin Katie Downing (USA), 4-0, 1:40
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Guzel Manyurova (Russia) pin Iris Smith (USA), 0:44

China 4, Russia 3
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Xueceng Ren (China) dec. Lorisa Oorzhak (Russia), 1-0, 3-0
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Zamira Rahmanova (Russia) dec. Xiaomei Li (China), 0-2, 5-0, 3-0
55 kg/121 lbs. - Li Xu (China) dec. Natalia Karamchakova (Russia), 5-0, 0-1, 3-0
59 kg/130 lbs. - Dongmei Sun (China) pin Maria Smolyakova 1-0, 1:30
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Ruixue Jing (China) dec. Anna Polovneva (Russia), 2-0, 4-5, 3-0
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Alena Perepelkina (Russia) dec. Fengliu Zhang (China), 1-0, 0-2, 1-0
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Daria Nasarova (Russia) pin Xu Wang (China), 1-2, 1:24

Japan 6, Belarus 1
48 kg/105.5 lbs. -Yuri Kai (Japan) pin Marina Markevich (Belarus), 2-0, 1:20
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Ninako Hattori (Japan) dec. Tatiana Grigoryeva (Belarus), 1-0, 2-0
55 kg/121 lbs. - Maryia Egorova (Belarus) dec Chikako Matsukawa (Japan), 7-0, 5-1
59 kg/130 lbs. - Kei Yamana (Japan) pin Tatiana Bokhan (Belarus), 1:48
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Mio Nishimaki (Japan) dec. Olga Khilko (Belarus), 3-0, 5-2
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Yoshiko Inoue (Japan) dec. Iryna Tsyrkevich (Belarus), 1-1, 2-1
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Mami Shinkai (Japan) dec Vasilisa Marzaliuk (Belarus), 0-1, 1-0, 1-1

Japan 6, Germany 1
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Yuri Kai (Japan) dec. Brigitte Wagner (Germany), 2-0, 2-0
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Ninako Hattori (Japan) dec. Alexandra Engelhardt (Germany), 1-0, 2-0
55 kg/121 lbs. - Chikako Matsukawa (Japan) pin Jessica Bechtel (Germany), 3-0, 0:48
59 kg/130 lbs. - Kei Yamana (Japan) pin Christiane Knittel (Germany), 0:45
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Mio Nishimaki (Japan) dec. Stephanie Gross (Germany), 6-0, 2-0
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Yoshiko Inoue (Japan) dec. Maria Mueller (Germany), 1-0, 3-0
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Anita Schaetzle (Germany) dec. Mami Shinkai (Japan), 5-0, 0-2, 1-0

Belarus 4, Germany 3
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Marina Markevich (Belarus) dec. Brigitte Wagner (Germany), 1-0, 2-0
51 kg/112.25 lbs. -Alexandra Engelhardt (Germany) dec. Tatiana Grigoryeva (Belarus), 3-1, 2-1
55 kg/121 lbs. - Maryia Egorova (Belarus) dec. Jessica Bechtel (Germany), 3-0, 3-0
59 kg/130 lbs. - Christiane Knittel (Germany) Pin Tatiana Bokhan (Belarus), 1:24
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Olga Khilko (Belarus) dec. Stephanie Gross (Germany), 2-0, 2-0
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Iryna Tsyrkevich (Belarus) dec. Maria Mueller (Germany), 1-2, 3-0, 2-0
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Anita Schaetzle (Germany) dec Vasilisa Marzaliuk (Belarus), 1-0, 2-1

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