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Letona wins bronze, U.S. seventh in team standings after day two of Poland Open

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Maya Letona at the 2023 U.S. Open

Photo: Maya Letona at the 2023 U.S. Open. (Tony Rotundo/

WARSAW, Poland – The second day of women’s freestyle action at the Poland Open concluded on Friday as Maya Letona earned a bronze medal, and the U.S. now sits at seventh in the team standings.
Letona earned a bronze at the Poland Open at 65 kg in a field of nine competitors. She won her first match of the event against an opponent from Germany, picking up a 10-0 technical fall. She bounced back to win her third match in a close 1-1 criteria decision after falling in the second round to win bronze.
At 57 kg, two athletes from the United States were competing in a field of 19. Alexandra Hedrick led the charge, going 3-2 to place fifth. She recorded wins over opponents from Hungary, Germany and U.S. teammate Amanda Martinez. Martinez placed 15th at 57 kg, holding a record of 1-2 at the tournament. She defeated an opponent from Kazakhstan in a tight 3-2 decision in her first match.
Marilyn Garcia rounded out the group of competitors on the second day of action at 68 kg. Garcia fell in both of her matches to opponents from Bulgaria, placing 13th.
The final two women’s freestyle weight classes (72 kg and 76 kg) will be contested on Saturday morning, along with the start of men’s freestyle action. The event will begin at 11 a.m. local time in Warsaw, six hours ahead of the U.S. eastern time zone.
Live video and results can be found here.

27th Poland Open

At Warsaw, Poland, July 28, 2023

Women’s freestyle day two results

Top ten team standings (21 total teams)
1 – Poland
2 – Kazakhstan
3 – Germany
4 – Canada
5 – Hungary
6 – Bulgaria
7 – United States
8 – Ukraine
9 – Brazil
10 – France
55 kg
Gold: Karla Gonzalez (Canada)
Silver: Erika Bognair (Hungary)
Bronze: Laura Stanelyte (Lithuania)
Bronze: Ainur Ashimova (Kazakhstan)
57 kg
Gold: Giullia Rodrigues (Brazil)
Silver: Anhelina Lysak (Poland)
Bronze: Jowita Wrzesień (Poland)
Bronze: Magdalena Głodek (Poland)
5th: Alexandra Hedrick (United States)
5th: Patrycja Gil (Poland)
7th: Alexandra Town (Canada)
8th: Sandra Paruszewski (Germany)
9th: Ramóna Galambos (Hungary)
10th: Angelika Mytkowska (Poland)
11th: Anna Michalcova (Czech Republic)
12th: Elena Brugger (Germany)
13th: Nilufar Raimova (Kazakhstan)
14th: Emma Tissina (Kazakhstan)
15th: Amanda Martinez (United States)
16th: Naemi Leistner (Germany)
17th: Zhala Aliyeva (Azerbaijan)
18th: Betzabeth Colmenarez (Venezuela)
19th: Tamara Dollák (Hungary)
59 kg
Gold: Nikoletta Szabo (Hungary)
Silver: Oksana Moskalova (Ukraine)
Bronze: Guldana Bekesh (Kazakhstan)
Bronze: Diana Kayumova (Kazakhstan)
5th: Luna Rothenberger (Germany)
5th: Mia Olivier (France)
7th: Wiktoria Karwowska (Poland)
62 kg
Gold: Luisa Niemesch (Germany)
Silver: Grace Bullen (Norway)
Bronze: Lais Nunes De Oliveira (Brazil)
Bronze: Ana Paula Godinez Gonzalez (Canada)
5th: Elis Manolova (Azerbaijan)
5th: Taybe Mustafa Yusein (Bulgaria)
7th: Nicola Wasilewska (Poland)
8th: Natalia Kubaty (Poland)
9th: Aleksandra Wólczyńska (Poland)
10th: Ella Elizabeth Doornaert (Canada)
11th: Iris Thiebaux (France)
65 kg
Gold: Yulia Leskovets (Ukraine)
Silver: Irina Kazyulina (Kazakhstan)
Bronze: Maya Letona (United States)
Bronze: Anne Nuernberger (Germany)
5th: Albina Kairgeldinova (Kazakhstan)
5th: Iva Geric (Croatia)
7th: Gerda Barth (Germany)
8-9: Gaukhar Mukatay (Kazakhstan)
8-9: Ingrid Skard (Norway)
68 kg
Gold: Adela Hanzlickova CZECH REPUBLIC (Cze)
Silver: Mimi Hristova (Bulgaria)
Bronze: Noemi Szabados (Hungary)
Bronze: Wiktoria Chołuj (Poland)
5th: Sofiya Hristova Georgieva (Bulgaria)
5th: Yuliana Yaneva (Bulgaria)
7th: Natalia Strzałka (Poland)
8th: Beibit Seidualy (Kazakhstan)
9th: Lilly Schneider (Germany)
10th: Tayla Tuahine Ford (New Zealand)
11th: Laura Godina (Italy)
12th: Sophia Schaefle (Germany)
13th: Marilyn Garcia (United States)
14th: Paulina Danisz (Poland)
15th: Lilly Pfau (Germany)
U.S. Women’s freestyle day two results

57 kg – Alexandra Hedrick
WIN Ramóna Galambos (Hungary), dec. 2-1
WIN Amanda Martinez (United States), dec. 3-2
LOSS Patrycja Gil (Poland), dec. 4-3
WIN Sandra Paruszewski (Germany), dec. 3-3
LOSS Magdalena Głodek (Poland), dec. 6-4
57 kg – Amanda Martinez
WIN Raimova Nilufar (KAZAKHSTAN), dec. 3-2
LOSS Alexandra Hedrick (United States), dec. 3-2
LOSS Anna Michalcova (Czech Republic), fall
65 kg – Maya Letona
WIN Gerda Barth (Germany), tech. fall 10-0
LOSS Ygulia Leskovets (Ukraine), fall
WIN Iva Geric (Croatia), dec. 1-1
68 kg – Marilyn Garcia
LOSS Mimi Hristova (Bulgaria), 12-1 tech. fall
LOSS Sofiya Hristova (Bulgaria), dec. 12-4