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The Olympics -Women's Freestyle

Postby JM » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:39 pm

Preview - Day 5 (Thursday) of Wrestling - USA has two top medal contenders in Maroulis and Gray.

Olympic Weight Class Preview: Women's Wrestling 53kg, 63kg and 75kg
By William May

Yoshida Targets Olympic Gold for Fourth Time, Challengers in Waiting

Women’s Wrestling, 53kg (19 entries) -- Venue: Carioca Arena 2, Barra Olympic Park -- Time: Thursday, August 18: 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00

Favorite: Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) has ruled in the women’s lightweight category (55kg, 53kg from 2014), winning three Olympic Games gold medals and 13 world titles (2002-2015), while losing only twice at the 2008 and 2012 World Cup meets.
But, she has had some close calls, most notably at the 2014 Asian Games where she was tripped to her back by ZHONG Xuechun (CHN) and was only a heartbeat away from hearing the referee slap the mat. She fought off her back, however, and rallied for a 12-9 win.
Yoshida, at 33, wrestles less these days and has lost a step off her leg attacks. But, her defense is solid and her mat sense is catlike. And she can still strike quickly enough to score the points she needs.

Challengers: Sofia MATTSSON (SWE) has spent this Olympic cycle accepting silver medals behind Yoshida at the world championships. The five-time European champion, however, keeps getting closer. She had the early lead in Las Vegas before giving up a pair of step-out points and a 2-1 decision to the world champ.

Helen MAROULIS (USA) comes to Rio 2016 with her first world title at the non-Olympic 55kg weight category. Hopes are high following wins at 53kg over world bronze medalist Odunayo ADEKUOROYE (NGR), 6-6, and Mattsson, 2-1, in the Golden Grand Prix Final in November.
Maroulis, who was coached by Yoshida’s Japanese rival Seiko YAMAMOTO (JPN) in 2013-2014, also dominated the Ulaanbaatar world qualifier for Rio 2016 with a fall and a pair of technical falls.

Odunayo ADEKUOROYE (NGR) captured the attention of the fans at her world championships debut in Las Vegas with her charge to the bronze medal, pinning Zhong off a double-leg attack, her unmasked joy of wrestling and her singing between bouts.

Dark Horse: ZHONG Xuechen (CHN) finished in third place at the Golden Grand Prix Final after losing, 4-2, to Mattsson in the semifinals. Zhong, 22, won the UWW Test Event with wins over former world bronze medal winners Alyssa LAMPE (USA) and LI Hui (CHN).


Soronzonbold Seeks Wrestling Gold for Mongolia, Tkach Wants 2nd for Ukraine

Women’s Wrestling, 63kg (19 entries)

Co-Favorites: Two-time world champion SORONZONBOLD Battsetseg (MGL) is also the London 2012 bronze medalist and 2013 world silver medalist, both in losses to Kaori ICHO (JPN), who wrestles now at 58kg. In Las Vegas, Soronzonbold crushed a single-leg attempt by former Icho understudy Risako KAWAI (JPN) for the fall at 0:36 in the championship final. Since then, however, she has won only one event – the Mongolian Open – and was pinned by Yulia TKACH (UKR) in the semifinals of the Poland Open.
With a bronze medal at London 2012, Soronzonbold, 26, now looks to win Mongolia’s first Olympic Games gold medal in wrestling.

Yulia TKACH (UKR), 2014 world champion, lost her opening bout in Las Vegas, 3-0, to Kawai, but bounced back with three wins in repechage, including a 9-2 decision over Maria MAMASHUK (BLR), for one of the bronze medals.
Tkach, 26, will try to win the second Olympic Games gold medal in women’s wrestling for Ukraine. The first was won by Irina MELNIK-MERLENI (UKR) at 48kg at Athens 2004 – the first-ever Olympic Games gold medal awarded in women’s wrestling.

Challengers: Maria MAMASHUK (BLR) has been on a roll in 2016, undefeated in five events this year including the European championships, where she defeated Ilana KRATYSH (ISR), 9-0, for the 69kg crown.
Two-time junior world champion Risako KAWAI (JPN) won the silver medal at 63kg in Las Vegas and cruised to her second Asian title in February.
Elena PIROZHKOVA (USA) won a complete set of world championship medals, 2012-2014, beginning with the gold medal in Strathcona County, Canada. Pirozhkova, 29, has wrestled much of the last two years at 69kg, but dropped to 63kg for a triumph at the Golden Grand Prix Final.

Dark Horse: Anastasija GRIGORJEVA (LAT) won her fourth European title in March with a contested 3-3 criteria victory over Tkach and owns a bronze medal from Tashkent 2014.
XU Rui (CHN), 21, with only limited international experience, defeated three Rio 2016 qualifiers at the Poland Open, before falling, 3-0, to Tkach in the championship final.


Gray Seeks First U.S. Gold Medal in Women’s Wrestling at Rio 2016

Women’s Wrestling, 75kg (18 entries)

Favorite: Adeline GRAY (USA) has won the last two world championship titles and looks ahead to becoming the first – or, at least, one of the first -- gold medalists in women’s wrestling at the Olympic Games for the United States.
Gray, 25, has won three world titles, thus far, and two bronze medals in her five trips to the world championships. Her last loss at the world meet was to ZHANG Fengliu (CHN) in the 2013 world semifinals by technical fall.
At the UWW Test Event in January, Gray defeated world silver medalists Aline DA SILVA FERREIRA (BRA) and ZHOU Qian (CHN) in the quarterfinals and semifinals and stopped Grand Prix of Germany titlist Erica WIEBE (CAN), 7-4.

Challengers: Erica WIEBE (CAN) has taken home hardware from a number of the major events in women’s wrestling, including three titles from the German Grand Prix and two more from the Klippan Open, over the last three years.
Despite her success in these grand prix events, Wiebe has yet to reach the medals podium at the world championships and has only a bronze medal from a 2013 trip to the Pan American championships.

ZHANG Fengliu (CHN) has struggled since winning the world title in 2013. Zhang finished second to Wiebe at the Klippan Open in February 2015 and took a third at the UWW Test Event after losing by fall to Wiebe in the semifinals.

European Games gold medalist Vasilisa MARZALIUK (BLR) finished in fifth place at London 2012 and won a bronze medal in Las Vegas, coming back from an early 6-0 loss to Gray with three wins in repechage. Marzaliuk defeated 2014 runner-up Ferreira, 6-1, in the bronze medal final.

Dark Horse: Yasemin ADAR (TUR) has had a banner year with winning the European crown and becoming one of Turkey’s five entries at Rio 2016. Elif Jale YESILIRMAK (TUR) was Turkey’s first and only entry in women’s wrestling at London 2012.
Rio Comes to Rio: Asian Games gold medalist at 63kg Rio WATARI (JPN) had a dream to go to the Olympics, but had her way to Rio 2016 blocked by two teammates. So, Watari bulked up to 70kg notched a pair of wins in Astana to qualify for Rio 2016, before edging London 2012 bronze medalist Gouzel MANYUROVA (KAZ) in the Asian qualifier final.


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Re: The Olympics -Women's Freestyle

Postby JM » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:56 pm

Draws Released for Haley Augello (48 kg), 58 kg and 69 kg WFS

Written by: Alex Steen in International Wrestling, Wrestling News Wire 08/16/2016 

Women’s freestyle gets underway tomorrow with 48 kg, 58 kg and 69 kg competing. For Team USA, Haley Augello takes the mat at 48 kg. The brackets are out with our analysis below.

48 kg

Augello has a difficult draw, slotting into the top side of the bracket against 2015 world bronze medalist Jessica Blaszka (NED). Blaszka was a surprise last year so it is not an impossible match for Augello to win, but she will have to be on her game right out of the gate. The winner of that match almost certainly faces three-time defending world champion Eri Tosaka of Japan. The top side also includes the 2013 world champion at 51 kg Yanan Sun (CHN) who beat Tosaka earlier this year at the Asian Games. Sun will be hoping to meet the winner of Tosaka, Augello and Blaszka’s quarter in the semi-final. Augello needs to reach Tosaka at least to have much of a medal chance. That first round bout is key.

In the lower half, six-time world-level medalist Mriya Stadnik (AZE) should match-up with 2014 world finalist Iwona Matkowska (POL) in the quarters. The bottom quarter features a couple of young talents, Russia’s Milana Dadasheva and Bulgaria’s Elitsa Yankova, along with 2014 world bronze medalist Kim Hyon-Gyong (PRK). Dadasheva and Kim face off in round one with the winner likely to see Yankova.

58 kg

Kaori Icho’s (JPN) road to a fourth Olympic gold medal will not be an easy one. She could see Elif Jale Yesilirmak (TUR) who has won bronze medals at the last two world championships in the quarters. Her semi-final opponent will be whoever survives a brutal quarter that features two-time Olympic bronze medalist Jackeline Renteria (COL), the 60 kg world champion a year ago Oksana Herhel (UKR) and six-time world-level medalist, including medals at the last three, Yuliya Ratkevic (AZE). Herhel and Ratkevic go at it to open their tournaments with the winner likely to see Renteria. Icho is still the favorite to reach the final, but she’ll have to earn it.

The lower half here is a little more open, though still difficult. The Mongolian that gave Icho her first loss in ages earlier this year, Orkhon Purevdorj, is near the bottom of the bracket and could see two-time world medalist Valeriia Koblova in the round of 16. The winner there may well face world number three Malin Mattsson (SWE) in the quarters. Returning world silver medalist Petra Olli’s (FIN) road looks pretty open until the semi-finals, though she could be tested by UWW’s sixth-ranked wrestler Aisuluu Tynybeova (KGZ) in the quarters.

69 kg

Defending world and Olympic champion Natalia Vorobieva (RUS) has a fantastic draw as all her biggest threats are on the other side. She does open with world number nine Elmira Syzdykova (KAZ) and could run into world number 10 Ilana Kratysh (ISR) in the semis, but Vorobieva will be a clear favorite all the way to the gold medal match.

The bottom of 69 kg is even more loaded than most lower sides of unbalanced brackets. Start with world number one and returning world silver medalist Feng Zhou (CHN) who opens the tournament with 2014 world champion Aline Focken (GER). The winner likely faces the 2012 world champion at 72 kg Jenny Fransson who has beaten Vorobieva this year and has been fifth at the last two world championships. Whichever wrestler survives that quarter will face another stiff test in the semi-final. Sara Dosho (JPN), who was a bronze medalist in Las Vegas, opens against Alina Makhinya (UKR), who won the 2013 world championship at 67 kg. The winner gets the winner of another crazy first round match-up, this one between UWW’s sixth and eight ranked wrestler, Buse Tosun (TUR) and Agnieszka Wieszczek-Kordus (POL). Any of those four wrestlers reaching the quarters would not be a shock. In the quarters, expect that winner to face world #12 Dorothy Yeats (CAN).

You could wrestle the bottom of this bracket 100 times and get 100 different outcomes.
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Re: The Olympics -Women's Freestyle

Postby JM » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:31 am

At 48kg USA's Haley Augello looks great in her first match, winning 7-0 against 2015 world bronze medalist Jessica Blaszka (NED).
However in her 1/4 match against Japan's reigning 3X World Champion Eri Tosaka she goes down, 11-2. With a nice takedown in the first minute of period 2, Haley was ahead briefly 2-1 but she got sloppy on top riding high trying to turn Tosaka, got reversed and then caught in a leg lace for several turns credited to Tosaka.
Haley should make the consolations and have a shot at a medal later today.
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Re: The Olympics -Women's Freestyle

Postby D3 for LU » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:27 pm

JM wrote:At 48kg USA's Haley Augello looks great in her first match, winning 7-0 against 2015 world bronze medalist Jessica Blaszka (NED).
However in her 1/4 match against Japan's reigning 3X World Champion Eri Tosaka she goes down, 11-2. With a nice takedown in the first minute of period 2, Haley was ahead briefly 2-1 but she got sloppy on top riding high trying to turn Tosaka, got reversed and then caught in a leg lace for several turns credited to Tosaka.
Haley should make the consolations and have a shot at a medal later today.


...only if China's Sun read the script in advance and lose (she might say otherwise, of course, and flush Haley's chance for the bronze down the loo.)
The Japanese women wrestling today are on a roll.
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Re: The Olympics -Women's Freestyle

Postby JM » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:21 pm

Haley makes it into the repechage but loses a heart-breaker to KAZ, 3-2. I think she did not get a fair shake from the official who let the Kaz woman stall the last 90 seconds of the match without a penalty or even being put on the clock (as Haley was in period 1).
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Re: The Olympics -Women's Freestyle

Postby JM » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:19 pm

Really tough draws for Maroulis and Gray.

By William May
August 17, 2016 - 21:07



RIO DE JANEIRO (August 17) – Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) opens with former two-time world bronze medalist Natalya SINISHIN (AZE) on Thursday as she targets a fourth Olympic Games gold medal on the final day of women’s wrestling at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
After Wednesday’s weigh-in and draw at Carioca Arena 2, top-seeded Yoshida appears ready to enjoy a less challenging trip to the gold medal final at 53kg as the main challengers have drawn to the lower half of the bracket.


World silver medalist Sofia MATTSSON (SWE), seeded No.2, sits atop the lower half of the bracket and will face world bronze medalist Odunayo ADEKUOROYE (NGR) in their opening bout. Helen MAROULIS (USA), the world champion at 55kg, will start in the preliminary bouts.

Meanwhile, three-time world champion Adeline GRAY (USA) faces early challenges at 75kg in her bid to win her first Olympic Games medal. Gray could face world bronze medalist and European Games champion Vasilisa MARZALIUK (BLR) in the quarterfinals and then either 2013 world champion ZHANG Fengliu (CHN) or second-ranked Erica WIEBE (CAN) in the semifinals.
Her opponent in the gold medal final could be 2014 world silver medalist and local favorite Aline DA SILVA FERREIRA (BRA) or veteran Ekaterina BUKINA (RUS).

At 63kg, world champion SORONZONBOLD Battsetseg (MGL) faces potential challenges from 2012 world champion Elena PIROZHKOVA (USA) and European champion Maria MAMASHUK (BLR).
Meanwhile, 2014 world champion and Yulia TKACH (UKR) begins in the preliminary matches and could face a rematch with world silver medalist Risako KAWAI (JPN) in the semifinals. Kawai defeated Tkach, 3-0, in the preliminaries in Las Vegas.







Women’s Wrestling 53kg (19 entries)

Preliminary Round
Pr A - JONG Myong-Suk (PRK) v Jillian GALLAYS (CAN)
Pr B - Yulia KHAVALDZHY BLAHINYA (UKR) v Helen MAROULIS (USA)
Pr C - ZHONG Xuechun (CHN) v Nina HEMMER (GER)

Round of 16
Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) v Natalya SINISHIN (AZE)
Isabelle SAMBOU (SEN) v NGUYEN Thi Lua (VIE)
Maria PREVOLARAKI (GRE) v Kumari BABITA (IND)
Betzabeth ARGUELLO VILLEGAS (VEN) v Joseph ESSOMBE TIAKO (CMR)

Sofia MATTSSON (SWE) v Odunayo ADEKUOROYE (NGR)
Katarzyna KRAWCZYK (POL) v ERDENECHIMEG Sumiya (MGL)
Bediha GUN (TUR) v Winner Pr A
Winner Pr B v Winner PR C

Women’s Wrestling 63kg (19 entries)

Preliminary Round
Pr A – Yulia TKACH (UKR) v Danielle LAPPAGE (CAN)
Pr B – Inna TRAZHUKOVA (RUS) v Marianna SASTIN (HUN)
Pr C – Lais NUNES DE OLIVEIRA (BRA) v Hafize SAHIN (TUR)

Round of 16
SORONZONBOLD Battsetseg (MGL) v Blessing OBORUDUDU (NGR)
Elena PIROZHKOVA (USA) v Taybe YUSEIN (BUL)
Yekaterina LARIONOVA (KAZ) v Maria MAMASHUK (BLR)
Henna JOHANSSON (SWE) v Adela HANZLICKOVA (CZE)

Risako KAWAI (JPN) v Monika MICHALIK (POL)
Hela RIABI (TUN) v Anastasija GRIGORJEVA (LAT)
XU Rui (CHN) v Winner Pr A
Winner Pr B v Winner Pr C


Women’s Wrestling 75kg (18 entries)

Preliminary Round
Ekaterina BUKINA (RUS) v Samar HAMZA (EGY)
Alla CHERKASOVA (UKR) v Yasemin ADAR (TUR)

Round of 16
Adeline GRAY (USA) v Andrea OLAYA GUTIERREZ (COL)
Vasilisa MARZALIUK (BLR) v Cynthia VESCAN (FRA)
Erica WIEBE (CAN) v Maria SELMAIER (GER)
ZHANG Fengliu (CHN) v Epp MAE (EST)

Annabel Laure ALI (CMR) v Jarimit WEFFER GUANIPA (VEN)
Zsanett NEMETH (HUN) v Guzel MANYUROVA (KAZ)
Aline DA SILVA FERREIRA (BRA) v Rio WATARI (JPN)
Winner Pr A v Winner Pr B
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Re: The Olympics -Women's Freestyle

Postby JM » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:58 pm

Icho Becomes First Wrestler to Bag Fourth Gold, Leads Golden Sweep for Japan
by William May


RIO DE JANEIRO (August 17) – Kaori ICHO (JPN) won the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday to become the first wrestler – male or female – to win a gold medal in four consecutive Olympic Games.

Icho worked her way behind her opponent, Valeria KOBLOVA-ZHOLOBOVA (RUS), with only seconds to spare in the 58kg final for a 3-2 victory and the gold medal at Carioca Arena 2.

Icho has won gold medals in each Olympic Games since the debut of women’s wrestling at Athens 2004 and has also won 10 world championships titles from 2002 to 2015.

Koblova, who lost to Icho in the 2014 world championship final in Tashkent by technical fall, presented a tight defense to the champ and slipped behind for a takedown late in the first period for a 2-1 lead at the break.

The lead stood through most of the second period, until Koblova made a takedown attempt and Icho struggled to get around behind -- gaining control only in the final seconds of the bout.

Asked later about the final takedown, Icho, whose mother passed away last year, replied “That last one was for my mother.” She then added, “I can’t thank my family and friends enough as well as all of the people who supported me.”

Also on Wednesday evening, three-time world champion Eri TOSAKA (JPN) scored off a late single-leg attack in the closing seconds of the 48kg final for a 3-2 victory over Mariya STADNIK (AZE) and her first Olympic Games gold medal.

The final was a virtual replay of last year’s world championship final, as Tosaka overcame a two-point deficit with a late takedown to win at the buzzer.

Sara DOSHO (JPN), the winner of bronze and silver medals at the last three world championships, snuck behind London 2012 and world champion Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS) in the 69kg final with 30 seconds remaining for her first world-level title and the Olympic Games gold medal.


In the bronze medal matches at 48kg, 2013 world champion SUN Yanan (CHN) launched Zhuldyz ESHIMOVA (KAZ) for points on her way to a technical fall at 48kg. Elitsa YANKOVA (BUL) opened an early five-point lead and held on for a 7-6 victory, despite a four-point arm throw by Patricia BERMUDEZ (ARG).

At 58kg, with only seconds remaining in their bronze medal final, Marwa AMRI (TUN) dumped 2015 world bronze medalist Yulia RATKEVICH (AZE) to her back for four points and Tunisia’s first-ever Olympic Games medal in wrestling with a 6-3 victory.

Sakshi MALIK (IND) rallied for eight points in the second period, including the clincher in the closing seconds, for an 8-5 win over Aisuluu TYNYBEKOVA (KGZ) and India’s first-ever Olympic Games medal in women’s wrestling.

At 69kg, Elmira SYZDYKOVA (KAZ) came up with a big headlock on her way to a 7-4 win over Enas AHMAD (EGY) while 2012 world champion Jenny FRANSSON (SWE) won Sweden’s first Olympic Games medal in women’s wrestling with a 2-1 victory over Dorothy YEATS (CAN).

Women’s Wrestling 48kg (18 entries)

Gold Medal Final

Eri TOSAKA (JPN) df. Mariya STADNIK (AZE), 3-2

Bronze Medal Finals

SUN Yanan (CHN) df. Zhuldyz ESHIMOVA (KAZ) by TF, 10-0, 0:54
Elitsa YANKOVA (BUL) df. Patricia BERMUDEZ (ARG), 7-6

Semifinals

Eri TOSAKA (JPN) df. SUN Yanan (CHN), 8-3
Mariya STADNIK (AZE) df. Elitsa YANKOVA (BUL) by Fall, 2:21 (6-0)

Repechage

Zhuldyz ESHIMOVA (KAZ) df. Haley AUGELLO (USA), 3-2
Patricia BERMUDEZ (ARG) df. Iwona MATKOWSKA (POL), 6-3

Women’s Wrestling 58kg (20 entries)

Gold Medal Final

Kaori ICHO (JPN) df. Valeria KOBLOVA-ZHOLOBOVA (RUS), 3-2

Bronze Medal Finals

Marwa AMRI (TUN) df. Yulia RATKEVICH (AZE), 6-3
Sakshi MALIK (IND) df. Aisuluu TYNYBEKOVA (KGZ), 8-5

Semifinals

Kaori ICHO (JPN) df. Yulia RATKEVICH (AZE) by TF, 10-0, 2:20
Valeria KOBLOVA-ZHOLOBOVA (RUS) df. Aisuluu TYNYBEKOVA (KGZ), 4-1

Repechage

Marwa AMRI (TUN) df. Elif Jale YESILIRMAK (TUR), 3-2
PUREVDORJ Orkhon (MGL) df. Luisa NIEMESCH (GER) by Fall, 2:13 (7-0)
Sakshi MALIK (IND) df. PUREVDORJ Orkhon (MGL), 12-3

Women’s Wrestling 69kg (18 entries)

Gold Medal Final

Sara DOSHO (JPN) df. Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS), 2-2

Bronze Medal Finals

Elmira SYZDYKOVA (KAZ) df. Enas AHMED (EGY), 7-4
Jenny FRANSSON (SWE) df. Dorothy YEATS (CAN), 2-1

Semifinals

Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS) df. Enas AHMED (EGY) by Fall, 1:17 (4-2)
Sara DOSHO (JPN) df. Jenny FRANSSON (SWE), 7-2

Repechage

Elmira SYZDYKOVA (KAZ) df. OCHIRBAT Nasanburmaa (MGL), 3-2
Buse TOSUN (TUR) df. Alina MAKHYNIA (UKR), 7-4
Dorothy YEATS (CAN) df. Buse TOSUN (TUR), 3-2
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Re: The Olympics -Women's Freestyle

Postby JM » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:35 pm

Good news and bad news from the women tis morning.

The good news - Helen Maroulis ( a Maryland native) earns a trip to the finals with 4 exciting victories. The bad news - she will be the underdog in the finals to Japan's icon - Yoshida, a 3x Olympic champion.

The so-so news - Elena PIROZHKOVA from the USA, wins two matches before dropping a 3-2 decision in the semi-finals. She still has a chance to medal later today as she qualified for the consolations by losing to a finalist.

The bad news - 3x world champion Adeline Gray loses in the 1/4 finals to a Bulgarian woman whom she easily beat last year in the Worlds. Worse yet, the Bulgarian lost her next match so Gray is not eligible to compete for a bronze medal in the consolations. UGH!!
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Re: The Olympics -Women's Freestyle

Postby JM » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:47 pm

A little commentary on Adeline Gray's upset in the Olympic 1/4 finals today. I also posted this on the EIWA Forum per a request.

First of all, Gray did not look like her usual aggressive self today at all, even in her first bout which she won. Don't know what it is - nerves, lack of focus (too many celebrity gigs the past couple months), injury(the most likely problem) , illness, etc) but something was wrong. Adeline dominated this woman 6-0 in the World Championships in Las Vegas less than a year ago.
Second, it's complicated, but when the score was 1-1 with just 10 seconds to go, Adeline was actually ahead on criteria. She would have won the match except for that last second takedown by the Belarus wrestler that caught Adeline unaware. When Adeline was put on the clock in the second period, she made a crafty move. She purposely stepped out of bounds with a few seconds left on the 30 second clock. While that gave her opponent 1 point, it erased the caution given to Adeline in period 2 as well as the passivity point to Belarus.
Remember, in period 1, the Belarus wrestler received one caution warning and Adeline received the passivity point.
Thus, Belarus had one passivity warning, Gray had none.

The criteria goes in this order:
1) high scoring points, (neither wrestler had more than 1)
2) least passivity warnings against you,
3) last point scored.
It was a very tough loss for this fine young woman.
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Re: The Olympics -Women's Freestyle

Postby JM » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:34 pm

HELEN MAROULIS _ First USA Woman Olympic Champion

Did it the old fashion way - beat the best - Japan's Yoshida, a 3x Olympic champion.

Congratulations, Helen !!!!
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Re: The Olympics -Women's Freestyle

Postby JM » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:40 pm

In the bronze medal match, Elana takes a 3-0 lead at the end of period 1, but is taken down and pinned in period 2 to finish short of taking home a medal.
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