Shilson advances to finals at U23 World Championships, Welker to wrestle for bronze, Fiske pulled into repechage
by Joe Wedra, USA Wrestling
Photo by Kadir Caliskan/United World Wrestling
BELGRADE, Serbia – Emily Shilson advanced through her semifinals match via forefit and will wrestle in tomorrow night’s U23 World Championships finals at 50 kg. At 76 kg, Kylie Welker is set to wrestle for bronze tomorrow, while Alyvia Fiske (68 kg) was officially pulled into tomorrow’s repechage.
In the 50 kg semifinals against Tunisia’s Sarra Hamdi, Shilson was declared the winner after Hamdi, Tunisia’s representative at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, did not show up to the mat.
In tomorrow’s finals, Shilson will wrestle Shivani Pawar of India, who pinned Russia’s Mariia Tiumerekova in her finals match. Pawar has limited international results, but did compete for India in the 2018 Junior World Championships.
Shilson is looking for her second age-group World title of the year. She was the winner at 50 kg at the Junior World Championships. This would be Shilson’s third age-group World title (2018 Cadet World champion).
Welker dropped her semifinal match to Kyrgystan’s Aiperi Medet Kyzy, 8-0. Medet Kyzy won a bronze medal at the 2021 World Championships in Oslo in October. Welker will await the results of tomorrow morning’s repechage matches to learn her opponent for the bronze medal bout tomorrow night.
Welker will be wrestling for her third career age-group World medal (2021 Junior World gold, 2019 Cadet World bronze).
Fiske was pulled into tomorrow’s repechage when France’s Koumba Larroque won her semifinal bout, 3-0, against her opponent from Ukraine. Fiske will wrestle India’s Monika tomorrow morning.
Alex Hedrick (55 kg) was officially eliminated from the tournament when India’s Anju lost her semifinal match to her Russian opponent. Hedrick needed Anju to make the finals in order to be pulled into tomorrow’s repechage.
Tomorrow’s repechage round begins at 10:30 a.m. local time, which is five hours ahead of U.S. eastern time. The finals session will begin at 6:00 p.m. local time.
All matches can be streamed live on FloWrestling.
U23 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Belgrade, Serbia, November 3
Women’s freestyle Group One finals pairings
Shivani Pawar (India) vs. Emily Shilson (USA)
Andreea Ana (Romania) vs. Viktoriia Vaulina (Russia)
Solomiia Vynnyk (Ukraine) vs. Anhelina Lysak (Poland)
Vusala Parfianovich (Russia) vs. Koumba Larroque (France)
Tatiana Renteria (Colombia) vs. Aiperi Medet Kyzy (Kyrgystan)
Women’s freestyle Group One semifinal results
Emily Shilson (USA) forfeit Sarra Hamdi (TUN)
Shivani Pawar (IND) fall Mariia Tiumenkova (RUS), 4-4 2:25
Andreea Ana (ROU) dec Eda Tekin (TUR), 3-1
Viktoriia Vaulina (RUS) dec Anju Anju (IND), 5-4
Anhelina Lysak (POL) dec Anna Szel (HUN), 6-1
Solomiia Vynnyk (UKR) tech Ramina Mamedova (LAT), 10-0 1:06
Koumba Larroque (FRA) dec Oksana Chudyk (UKR), 3-0
Vusala Parfianovich (RUS) tech Sophia Schaefle (GER), 12-0 3:53
Tatiana Renteria (COL) fall Dilnaz Mulkinova (KAZ), 2-2 1:56
Aiperi Medet Kyzy (KGZ) dec Kylie Welker (USA), 8-0
U.S. women’s freestyle Group One results
50 kg: Emily Shilson (Maple Grove, Minn./Titan Mercury WC/Twin Cities RTC)
WIN Lisa Ersel (Germany), 10-0
WIN Stefania Priceputu (Romania), fall 0:49
WIN Sarra Hamdi (Tunisia), forfeit
vs. Shivani Pawar (India)
55 kg: Alex Hedrick (Fair Oaks, Calif./Titan Mercury WC)
WIN Zainab Barrie (Sierra Leone), forfeit
LOSS Anju (India), 11-8
59 kg: Michaela Beck (New York, N.Y./Wisconsin RTC/Sunkist Kids WC)
LOSS Krystsina Sazykina (Belarus), 6-1
68 kg: Alyvia Fiske (Napa, Calif./Titan Mercury WC)
WIN Nesrin Bas (Turkey), fall 5:58
LOSS Koumba Larroque (France), 12-0
Repechage match vs. Monika (India)
76 kg: Kylie Welker (Franksville, Wisc./Titan Mercury WC)
WIN Evgeniia Zakharchenko (Russia), 6-5
WIN Kamile Gaucite (Lithuania), fall 1:33
LOSS Aiperi Medet Kyzy (Kyrgystan), 8-0