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, whilst 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 quick with a four-two defeat. Though Winchester had previously won the 2019 Globe title at 55kg, this weight class is not incorporated 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 preceding expertise saw her move down to 53kg, win the Olympic Trials, but narrowly miss out on a bronze medal in Tokyo. Dominique Parrish, the present 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. Seeking 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 just after his bronze-medal match opponent, Russian Abdulrashid Sadulayev, forfeited due to injury. Snyder and Sadulayev have been dominant in the division, obtaining won the preceding eight Olympic or globe titles amongst them. On the other hand, each had 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.
Though the U.S. female wrestlers have been extremely effective at the championships, 3 of the most decorated active wrestlers fell quick 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 1st 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 just 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 an additional opportunity 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 international champion Yui Sasaki in the 50kg final. Regrettably, she was defeated in the semifinals by Dolgorjavyn Otgonjargal of Mongolia with a score of 7-five.