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Three Americans finish fifth in women’s freestyle at the Poland Open

by Mike Willis, USA Wrestling

Feature photo of Dymond Guilford courtesy of Kadir Caliskan/United World Wrestling.

It was a tough afternoon for the American wrestlers competing in the Poland Open. Team USA went 0-3 in bronze medal matches, recording three fifth place finishes.

At 50 kg, Erin Golston fell to Russia’s Mariia Tiumerekova, 9-7, on a buzzer-beating last-second takedown. The match was a back-and-forth affair, with the lead changing on four separate occasions. Down 5-2 in the second period, Golston scored a takedown and transitioned into a trapped arm gutwrench, to pull ahead 6-5. Golston added a step out point, which was nearly a takedown, to extend her lead to 7-5. However, she was unable to prevent Tiumerekova from earning two step-out points and the match-winning takedown in the last 40 seconds of the bout. Tiumerekova is a five-time age-group World medalist.

Jennifer Page fell in the 62 kg bronze medal match to Ilona Prokopevniuk of Ukraine, 16-4. The bout was even at 4-4 with Page trailing on criteria when Prokopevniuk, a three-time U23 World medalist, converted a takedown straight into a leg lace which ultimately ended the match.

Dymond Guilford took on returning Olympic champion Erica Wiebe of Canada in the bronze medal match at 76 kg. Guilford put together a strong showing, battling her way back into the match with two takedowns after a slow start, falling behind 5-0. However, it wasn’t enough to overtake Wiebe, who claimed the victory 7-4.

Tomorrow will feature the 53 kg, 57 kg, 59 kg, 68 kg and 72 kg women’s freestyle weight classes. Action begins at 5 a.m. EST and can be streamed live on FloWrestling.

2021 Poland Open

Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Women’s Freestyle Results
50 kg: Erin Golston (Wisconsin RTC/NYAC)
WIN – Weronika Sikora (POL), Fall 4:32
LOSS – Mariya Stadnik (AZE), 10-0
WIN – Emilia Vuc (ROU), 10-5
LOSS - Mariia Tiumerekova (RUS), 9-7
62 kg: Jennifer Page (Nittany Lion WC/TMWC)
LOSS – Ana Paula Godinez Gonzalez (CAN), 9-0
LOSS - Ilona Prokopevniuk (UKR), 16-4
76 kg: Dymond Guilford (USOPTC/TMWC)
LOSS – Aline Rotter Focken (GER), 5-0
WIN – Aline Da Silva Ferreira (BRA), 12-1
LOSS - Erica Wiebe (CAN), 7-4
Final Results
50 kg
GOLD - Mariya Stadnik (AZE) DEC Oksana Livach (UKR), 9-4
BRONZE - Mariia Tiumerekova (RUS) DEC Erin Golston, 9-7
BRONZE - Valentina Islamova Brik (KAZ) FALL Nadezhda Sokolova, 2:13
55 kg
GOLD - Olga Khoroshavtseva (RUS) FALL Sumiya Erdenechimeg (MGL), 1:41
BRONZE - Iryna Khariv Chykhradze (UKR) DEC Roksana Zasina (POL), 1-1
62 kg
GOLD - Aisuluu Tynybekova (KGZ) DEC Ana Godinez Gonzalez (CAN), 7-1
BRONZE - Ilona Prokopevniuk (UKR) TF Jennifer Page (USA), 16-4
BRONZE - Liubov Ovcharova (RUS)DEC Svetlana Lipatova (RUS), 6-3
65 kg
GOLD - Henna Johansson (SWE) DEC Anastasiia Lavrenchuk (UKR)
BRONZE - Taybe Yusein (BUL) DEC Kamila Kulwicka (POL), 3-2
BRONZE - Aleksandra Wolczynska (POL) FALL Linnea Svensson (SWE), 3:52
76 kg
GOLD - Aline Rotter Focken (GER) DEC Epp Maee (EST), 3-0
BRONZE - Erica Wiebe (CAN) DEC Dymond Guilford (USA), 7-4
BRONZE - Natalia Vorobeva (RUS) FALL Aiperi Medet Kyzy (KGZ), :57

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