Tuesday Session II live blog: Winchester wins silver, Page gets bronze, Kilty reaches finals, Maroulis & Hildebrandt to go for bronze,

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Final Men’s Freestyle Team Standings

1. United States, 148

2. Iran, 108

3. Georgia, 80

4. Kazakhstan, 74

5. Azerbaijan, 66


Women's freestyle Team Standings after two weight classes5. Ukraine, 22

1. United States, 35

2. China, 31

3. Japan, 25

4. Germany 25


97 kg  - Gold - Akhmed Tazhudinov (Bahrain) pin Magomedkhan Magomedov (Azerbaijan), 2:50

97 kg  - Bronze - Givi Matcharishvili (Georgia) dec. Ibrahim Ciftci (Turkey), 6-2

Kyle Snyder World bronze medal graphic

MFS 97 kg bronze medal – Kyle Snyder (USA) inj. dft. over Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Individual Neutral Athlete), 0:00


MFS 65 kg Gold - Ismail Musukaev (Hungary) tech fall Sebastian Rivera (Puerto Rico), 11-0

MFS 65 kg - Bronze - Vazgen Tevanyan (Armenia) dec. Maxim Sacultan (Moldova), 5-1

MFS 65 kg Bronze - Shamil Mamedov (Individual Neutral Athlete) dec. Rahman Amouzadkhalili (Iran), 8-6


We are starting the men's freestyle medal matches at 65 kg and 97 kg, the last two weight classes. The fourth match up is Kyle Snyder (USA) vs. Abdulrashid Sadulaev (AIN). Sadulaev scratched with an injury so Snyder wins the bronze medal, his ninth straight World and Olympic medal for the United States. We will note this when his match comes up and he is recognized in the arena. We will also update the scores of the other matches.


59 kg - Gold - Qi Zhang (China) dec. Yuliia Tkach (Ukraine), 4-1

59 kg - Bronze - Othelie Hoeie (Norway) dec. Elena Brugger (Germany), 5-1


Jennifer Page bronze medal graphic

WFS 59 kg bronze medal –Jennifer Page (USA) pin Alyona Kolesnik (Azerbaijan), 1:40

Page gets a counter crotch lift turn to lead 2-0. Hip toss by Jen Page puts Kolesnik on her back. Page finishes off the pin in 1:40. Bronze medal for Jen Page.


Jacarra Winchester World silver medal graphic

WFS 55 kg gold medal - Haruna Okuno (Japan) dec. Jacarra Winchester (USA), 4-2

Okuno gets the initial takedown to lead 2-0. Okuno gets a cross-side single leg takedown to extend the lead to 4-0. We go to the break with Okuno winning 4-0. Winchester attacks to earn a step out and make it 4-1. Winchester gets step out point with 30 seconds left,. 4-2. Time runs out and Okuno wins her third Senior World title, 4-2. Jacarra Winchester gets the silver medal.


WFS 55 kg - Bronze - Anastasia Blayvas (Germany) dec. Sharma (UWW), 2-2

WFS 55 kg - Bronze - Mariana Dragutan (Moldova) dec. Karla Godinez Gonzalez (Canada), 3-2

___With Yuka Kagami of Japan winning her 76 kg semifinals match, Adeline Gray (USA) is drawn back into repechage. She will face the winner of a repechage bout between Yuanyuan Huang of China and Kamile Gaucaite of Lithuania tomorrow morning. If Gray wins, she qualifies for a bronze medal bout.___76 kg

Aiperi Medet Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan) pin Tatiana Renteria (Colombia), 2:32

Yuka Kagami (Japan) dec. Milaimys Marin Potrille (Cuba), 5-2

57 kg

Anastasia Nichita (Moldova) tech fall Elvira Kamaloglu (Turkey), 10-0

Tsugumi Sakurai (Japan) dec. Helen Maroulis (United States) 6-2


WFS 57 kg semifinal - Tsugumi Sakurai (Japan) dec. Helen Maroulis (USA), 6-0

Sakurai gets the first takedown to lead 2-0, pounding her way through a scramble. We go to the break with Sakurai leading 2-0. Sakurai works to another takedown and a 4-0 lead. Sakurai on a leg shot and finishes to make it 6-0.


50 kg semifinals

Yui Susaki (Japan) dec. Ziqi Feng (China) ,8-2

Otgonjargal Dolgorjav (Mongolia) dec. Sarah Hildebrandt (United States), 7-5


WFS 50 kg semifinal - Otgonjargal Dolgorjav (Mongolia) dec. Sarah Hildebrandt (USA), 7-5

Dolgorjav placed on the shot clock, and she can't score in 30 seconds, so Hildebrandt leads 1-0. Time runs out and we go to the break. Hildebrandt put on the shot clock, and Dolgorjev gets a takedown, plus the shot clock point to lead 3-1. Dolgorjav adds a turn to make it 5-1. One more tilt makes it 7-1, before Hildebrandt gets loose. Hildebrandt gets takedown, 7-3 but can't get turn. Another Hildebrandt takedown in the last seconds is not enough, so Dolgorjav wins 7-5


65 kg semifinals

Macey Kilty (United States) vs. Tatsiana Paulava (Individual Neutral Athlete)

Nonoka Ozaki (Japan) tech fall Lili (China), 10-0


WFS 65 kg semifinal - Macey Kilty (USA) tech fall Tatsiana Paulava (Individual Neutral Athlete), 10-0

Spin behind takedown for Macey Kilty, who leads 2-0. Kilty gets an ankle lace turn three times to stretch her lead to 8-0. Kilty gets a takedown on the edge to finish off the technical fall, 10-0.


There will be a mixed bag of action tonight. We start with the semifinals from Group Two of the women’s freestyle tournament. The United States put three of their four athletes into the semifinal round, 2016 Olympic champion and three-time World champion Helen Maroulis (57 kg), three-time World medalist and 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg) and first-time World Team member Macey Kilty (65 kg).

The fourth Group Two U.S. athlete, six-time World champion and 2020 Olympic silver medalist Adeline Gray was beaten in the quarterfinals by Japan’s Yuka Kagami. The USA will root for Kagami to win her semifinals so Gray gets pulled back into repechage.

We then go to the finals. This is split in two, with the last two weight classes of men’s freestyle and the first two weight classes of women’s freestyle.

The U.S. men’s freestyle team is done competing. Kyle Snyder (97 kg) is in a bronze-medal match, but his opponent, Abdulrashid Sadulaev (AIN) pulled out with injury. Snyder will get his arm raised and stand on the podium this session, and has qualified the USA for the Olympic Games at 97 kg.

The best part of the session will be when the USA men’s freestyle team gets to pose with the team champion trophy, it’s fifth overall and the first-time ever winning it all back-to-back.

The USA women will go for two medals tonight, as 2019 World champion Jacarra Winchester is in the 55 kg finals, seeking a second World title. Her opponent is Japan star Haruna Okuno. Jen Page is going for a bronze medal at 59 kg, against Alyona Kolesnik of Azerbaijan.

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