U.S. wrestlers have continued to excel at the globe championships, securing 3 additional medals and bringing the nation’s total count to nine in just 3 days. Jacarra Winchester won the silver medal, when Jennifer Web page and Kyle Snyder each earned bronze medals in their respective weight classes. Also, Macey Kilty is anticipated to win a medal in her upcoming gold-medal match at 65kg.
In the women’s 55kg final, Winchester faced off against Japan’s Haruna Okuno and eventually fell brief with a four-two defeat. Despite the fact that Winchester had previously won the 2019 Planet title at 55kg, this weight class is not integrated in the Olympic competitors. It is anticipated that Winchester will either move down to 53kg or up to 57kg for the forthcoming Olympic Trials in April. Her prior expertise saw her move down to 53kg, win the Olympic Trials, but narrowly miss out on a bronze medal in Tokyo. Dominique Parrish, the existing defending champion at 53kg, will start her title defense on Wednesday.
Jennifer Web page produced her senior globe debut at the age of 30 and secured a bronze medal by defeating Alyona Kolesnik of Azerbaijan in the 59kg weight class, which is also not an Olympic weight. Hunting ahead to the Olympic Trials, Web page is anticipated to either move down to 57kg or move up to 62kg. Web page had previously competed at 62kg and placed third at the Tokyo Olympic Trials in that weight class.
Kyle Snyder, on the other hand, earned his seventh consecutive globe championships medal at 97kg. He accomplished this right after his bronze-medal match opponent, Russian Abdulrashid Sadulayev, forfeited due to injury. Snyder and Sadulayev have been dominant in the division, possessing won the prior eight Olympic or globe titles in between them. On the other hand, each have been upset by Russian-turned-Bahraini Akhmed Tazhudinov in the early rounds of the competitors. As a reigning globe medalist, Snyder receives a bye into the Olympic Trials finals in April.
Although the U.S. female wrestlers have been hugely prosperous at the championships, 3 of the most decorated active wrestlers fell brief in their matches on Tuesday. On the other hand, they nevertheless have the chance to wrestle for bronze on Wednesday. Helen Maroulis, who produced history by becoming the initially U.S. lady to win Olympic wrestling gold in 2016, lost six- in the semifinals to Japan’s Tsugumi Sakurai, who she had faced in the 57kg final final year. Adeline Gray, a six-time globe champion who returned to competitors right after providing birth to twins in July 2022, suffered a four-1 defeat in the quarterfinals of the 76kg weight class against Japan’s Yuka Kagami. As Kagami reached the final, Gray was provided a different likelihood to contend for bronze in the repechage. Sarah Hildebrandt, a 4-time medalist in each the Olympics and globe championships, had hoped to face Japan’s 4-time worldwide champion Yui Sasaki in the 50kg final. However, she was defeated in the semifinals by Dolgorjavyn Otgonjargal of Mongolia with a score of 7-five.