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U.S. Women's team claims three medals at the Klippan Ladies Open in Klippan, Sweden, March 11-12

The U.S. women's team won three medals at the Klippan Ladies Open in Klippan, Sweden, March 11-12.

Two won silver medals: Kristie Marano (Albany, N.Y./ATWA) at 149.75 pounds and Dominique Smalley (Colorado Springs, Colo./Dave Schultz WC) at 165.25 pounds. Sara McMann (Lock Haven, Pa./Sunkist Kids) won the bronze medal at 136.5 pounds.

Marano won three matches before losing the gold-medal match in a close decision, 6-5, to Anita Schatzle of Germany. Marano scored a technical fall and a pin over her first two opponents, and a 7-4 decision over Lene Aanes of Norway in the semifinals.

Smalley won four of her five matches at the tournament to finish second. She won with two decisions and a technical fall in the first rounds, then decisioned Riabi Saida of Tunisia, 4-2, in the semifinals. Smalley lost 10-0 to Nina Englich of Germany in the final match.

McMann defeated U.S. team member Lauren Lamb 7-3 to claim the bronze medal. She first won by a technical fall and a pin in the beginning, then lost 5-3 to Nikola Hartman of Austria in the semifinals.

Three members of the U.S. team placed fourth: 1999 U.S. Nationals champion Olivia Ocampo (Oxnard, Calif./UM-Morris) at 101.25 pounds,Tina George-Wilson (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cookies & Cream) at 123.25 pounds and Lauren Lamb (Troy, N.Y./Michigan WC) at 136.5 pounds.

The U.S. team was coached by Mike Duroe of Colorado Springs, Colo.

KLIPPAN LADIES OPEN

at Klippan, Sweden, March 11-12, 2000

U.S. performances

46 kg/101.25 lbs. - Olivia Ocampo, Oxnard, Calif., 4th - lost by pin to Louati Fadhila (Tunisia); pinned Kirsi Kylmaneimi (Finland); dec. Bjaoui Norel Houda (Tunisia), 7-0; lost dec. Myriam Prost (France), 3-1

51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Stephanie Murata, Boca Raton, Fla., dnp - pinned Lucie Kolmahova (Czech Republic), pinned Johanna Elmstrom (Sweden); lost dec. Ida Hellstrom (Sweden), 8-6

51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Jenny Wong, Woodbury, Minn., dnp - lost dec. Bjaoui Fatza (Tunisia), 10-4; won by tech. fall over Anne Christensen (Denmark), 11-1

56 kg/123.25 lbs. - Tina George-Wilson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 4th - dec. Kostadina Tsibanakou (Greece), 7-4; won by tech. fall over Sandra Sobieski (Sweden); lost dec. Sara Eriksson (Sweden), 3-0; lost dec. Anna Holk (Sweden), 3-2, ot

62 kg/136.5 lbs. - Lauren Lamb, Troy, N.Y., 4th - won by tech. fall over Angelica Karlsson (Sweden), 12-2; dec. Gudren Hoje (Norway), 3-2, ot; lost by tech. fall to Lotta Andersson (Sweden), 10-0; lost dec. Sara McMann (USA), 7-3

62 kg/136.5 lbs. - Sara McMann, Lock Haven, Pa., 3rd - pinned Dagmar Skaceaelova (Czech Republic); won by tech. fall over Audrey Prleyo (France), 12-1; lost dec. Nikola Hartman (Austria), 5-3; dec. Lauren Lamb (USA), 7-3

68 kg/149.75 lbs. - Kristie Marano, Albany, N.Y., 2nd - won by tech. fall over Ghanmi Kaouther (Tunisia), 10-0; pinned Cecilia Alenius (Sweden), dec. Lene Aanes (Norway), 7-4; lost dec. Anita Schatzle (Germany), 6-5

75 kg/165.25 lbs. - Dominique Smalley, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2nd - dec. Heidi Martti (Finland), 5-2; dec. May Bente Eriksen (Norway), 8-3; won by tech. fall over Franziska Larcher (Switzerland), 10-0; dec. Riabi Saida (Tunisia), 4-2; lost by tech. fall to Nina Englich (Germany), 10-0

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