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Hussar places fifth in Junior Beach World Championships in Romania on Friday

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Zoe Hussar of the United States competes at the Junior Beach World Championships in Romania. Photo by Wendy Luft.

Zoe Hussar of Perrysburg, Ohio placed fifth in the women’s division at the Junior Beach World Championships in Constanta, Romania on Friday.

Hussar had a 1-2 record in Pool B of her weight class, placing third in her four-athlete pool. She did not advance into the semifinals round.

Hussar opened with a 3-2 win over Zoe Klunder of the Netherlands. She dropped her next two battles, falling to Bianca Andreias of Romania, 3-2 and Olena Nikitinska of Ukraine, 3-0.

Hussar was the only entry for Team USA in the Junior Beach World Championships, which included both women’s and men’s divisions.

Today was the completion of the Cadet and Junior Beach World Championships. For the first time at the age-group Beach World Championships, the U.S. entered a team with Cadet and Junior athletes. Four U.S. age-group women represented our nation as a team this year.

Starting on Friday, the Constanta Beach Wrestling World Series Final will be held in Constanta, with Senior men and Senior women entered to compete.

The United States has entered a team of five men and two women in the competition, which will be held on Friday and Saturday.

All of the UWW Beach Wrestling competition is covered live and archived by FloWrestling.


At Constanta, Romania, September 23, 2021

Junior Women's medalists

50 kg

Gold - Maria Leorda (Moldova)

Silver - Nicoleta Cristina Bajan (Romania)

Bronze - Ana Maria Pirvu (Romania)

60 kg

Gold - Selvi Ilyasoglu (Turkey)

Silver - Daria Medvetska (Ukraine)

Bronze - Andreea Stefania Rebecca Baraga (Romania)

70 kg

Gold - Olena Nikitinska (Ukraine)

Silver - Georgiana Anastasia Copaceanu (Romania)

Bronze - Paula Aurelia Izabela Rotaru (Romania)

Over 70 kg

Gold - Elena Irina Margas (Romania)

Silver - Yelyzaveta Morenko (Ukraine)

Bronze - Amalia Alice Andreea Ratunzeanu (Romania)

U.S. Junior Women’s results

70 kg – Zoe Hussar, Perrsyburg, Ohio, 5th place

WIN Zoe Klunder (Netherlands), 3-2, 0:57

LOSS Bianca Andreias (Romania), 3-2, 1:09

LOSS Olena Nikitinska (Ukraine), 3-0, 0:53

Junior Men’s medalists

70 kg

Gold - Andrii Zheliev (Ukraine)

Silver - Rubail Ibrahimli (Azerbaijan)

Bronze - Sergiu Lupasco (Moldova)

80 kg

Gold - Farid Jabbarov (Azerbaijan)

Silver - Oleh Mikhov (Ukraine)

Bronze - Eugeniu Mihalcean (Moldova)

90 kg

Gold - Angelos Kouklaris (Greece)

Silver - Erich Loidl (Romania)

Bronze - Georgian Florin Tripon (Romania)

Over 90 kg

Gold - Rafail Gkirnis (Greece)

Silver - Arif Aslan (Turkey)

Bronze - Eduard Cristian Popescu (Romania)