University World Championships: Canada Female Team Won the Title with Four Gold Medals


Canada Bags 4 Gold, Wins Female Team Title at University World Championships

By William May

PECS, Hungary (July 9-10) – Jasmine MIAN (CAN) won at 48kg and three teammates swept up the last three categories as Canada won four titles in the female events and took home the women’s team honors at the University Wrestling World Championships


Newly minted world team member Mian edged Japanese Shiori ITO (JPN), 4-2, in the 48kg final to claim her first international triumph since defeating 2012 world champion Jessica MacDONALD (CAN) in the Canadian team trials in May

Canada advanced four wrestlers to the finals on the second day of women’s matches at the University of Pecs sports hall and closed with three wins from Danielle LAPPAGE (CAN), two-time junior world champ Dorothy YEATS (CAN) and top-ranked Erica WIEBE (CAN)

Wiebe collected her fifth win of the year with a hard-fought 4-2 win over Epp MAE (EST) in a rematch of their 75kg final in the Austrian Ladies Open in June

In other finals, world bronze medalist Emese BARKA (HUN) won one for the home team with a technical fall over Oksana NAGORNYKH (RUS) at 58kg.  The win was Barka’s second at 58kg after a triumph at the German Grand Prix in early June

World University Games silver medalist Maria LYULKOVA (RUS) pinned Celeste CONTANT-RODRIGUES (CAN) in the 60kg final for her first international title since winning the 2012 European junior crown

Former Youth Olympic Games silver medalist Iulia LEORDA (MDA) won her first gold medal ever in five years on the international circuit with a triumph at 53kg, while Chiho HAMADA (JPN), headed to the senior world championships in September, bagged Japan’s only gold medal of the tourney at 55kg

In an unofficial tally, Canada finished with 66 points from four champions and one silver medalist and bronze medalist each for the team title.  Russia, with Lyulkova’s win at 60kg slipped past the United States for second place, 62-59

Female Wrestling

48kg Gold – Jasmine MIAN (CAN) df. Shiori ITO (JPN), 4-2 Bronze – Anna LUKASIAK (POL) df. Madalina LINGURARU (ROU), 4-0 Bronze – Alina MOREVA (RUS) df. TSERENBAATAR Tsgotbayar (MGL) by fall

53kg Gold – Iulia LEORDA (MDA) df. Amy FEARNSIDE (USA) by TF, 10-0 Bronze – Arisa TANAKA (JPN) df. Brianne BARRY (CAN), 8-0 Bronze – Olga SHNAIDER (UKR) df. Sara JEZIERZANSKA (POL) by TF, 10-0

55kg Gold – Chiho HAMADA (JPN) df. Irina OLOGONOVA (RUS), 2-1 Bronze – Samantha STEWART (CAN) df. Samantha KLINGEL (USA) by TF, 10-0 Bronze – Tatyana KIT (UKR) df. Evelina NIKOLOVA (BUL), 7-4

58kg Gold – Emese BARKA (HUN) df. Oksana NAGORNYKH (RUS) by TF, 13-2 Bronze – Jacarra WINCHESTER (USA) df. Tetyana LAVRENCHUK (UKR), 6-6 Bronze – Mikako HIGUCHI (JPN) df. Ecaterina RUSU (MDA) by fall

60kg Gold – Maria LYULKOVA (RUS) df. Celeste CONTANT-RODRIGUES (CAN) by fall Bronze – Viktoria CHPURKO (UKR) - uncontested Bronze – Brianna DELGADO (USA) df. Natsumi HAYAMI (JPN), 8-6

63kg Gold – Danielle LAPPAGE (CAN) df. Amanda HENDEY (USA), 7-2 Bronze – Agnieszka KROL (POL) df. Dzanan MANOLOVA (BUL) by fall Bronze – Valeria LAZINSKAIA (RUS) df. Haruna UEHARA (JPN), 10-1

69kg Gold – Dorothy YEATS (CAN) df. Tamyra MENSAH (USA) by TF, 10-0 Bronze – Adina-Elena POPESCU (ROU) df. Lisa HUG (GER) by TF, 11-0 Bronze – Darima SANZHEEVA (RUS) df. Chihiro HASHIMOTO (JPN) by TF, 10-0

75kg Gold – Erica WEIBE (CAN) df. Epp MAE (EST), 4-2 Bronze – Julia SALATA (USA) df. Noelia LALIN CANDA (ESP) by TF, 12-1 Bronze – Ganna TELKOVA (UKR) df. Viktoriya FROLOVA (RUS) by fall


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