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US Falls Short on Day 3

There was still plenty of entertainment to watch on Day 3 of the World Championships in Las Vegas, but not much came from the Americans. A series of disappointing losses marred the day and not one of the four Americans were fortunate enough to be pulled in to repechage. 

It's a little tough to believe that on Day 3 Nigeria would win more medals than the United States, but it did happen. Odunayo Adekuoroye capped off her impressive day with a 23 second pin to win a bronze medal at 53 kg to give Nigeria a rare medal on the world stage. She was entertaining to watch all day the way she wrestled unattached and timed up some great shots.  

Greco finished up with Russia winning the team title with Azerbaijan second and Ukraine coming in third. Japan's women did what many come to expect with two golds and and a bronze in the first three weights. Saori Yoshida fended off a very tough Mattsson (Sweden) for her 16th world level title which is sort of beyond comprehension. 

Day 4 is a huge day for USA Wrestling. Helen Maroulis & Adeline Gray will compete as favorites to win their weight classes. Along with the two ladies we will see the first Men's Freestyle weight and USA has Brent Metcalf who many expect to break through at this year's event. 

U.S. results


85 kg/187 lbs. – Jordan Holm, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
LOSS Javid Hamzatau (Belarus), 1-3

Women’s freestyle

48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Alyssa Lampe, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids) - 9th
WIN Thi Hang Vu (Vietnam), fall 4:37
WIN Hyon Gyong Kim (North Korea), 5-5
LOSS Hui Li (China), tech. fall 0-10

53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Whitney Conder, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
WIN Isabelle Sambou (Senegal), fall 2:21
LOSS Xuechun Zhong (China), 2-6

69 kg/152 lbs. – Elena Pirozhkova, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury) - 10th
WIN Ilania Keju (Marshall Islands), fall 0:59
LOSS Jenny Fransson (Sweden), 3-5



85 kg/187 lbs.
Gold – Zhan Beleniuk (Ukraine)
Silver – Rustam Assakalov (Uzbekistan)
Bronze – Habibollah Akhlaghi (Iran)
Bronze – Saman Tahmasebi (Azerbaijan)
5th – Rami Hietaniemi (Finland)
5th – Viktor Lorincz (Hungary)
7th – Damian Janikowski (Poland)
8th – Nenad Zugaj (Croatia)
9th – Ramsin Azizsir (Germany)
10th – Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)

Medal matches
Gold – Zhan Beleniuk (Ukraine) dec. Rustam Assakalov (Uzbekistan), 6-0
Bronze – Habibollah Akhlaghi (Iran) dec. Rami Hietaniemi (Finland), 5-1
Bronze – Saman Tahmasebi (Azerbaijan) dec. Viktor Lorincz (Hungary), 2-1

Women’s freestyle

48 kg/105.5 lbs.
Gold – Eri Tosaka (Japan)
Silver – Mariya Stadnyk (Azerbaijan)
Bronze – Jessica Blaszka (Netherlands)
Bronze – Genevieve Morrison (Canada)
5th – Hui Li (China)
5th – Valentina Islamova (Russia)
7th – Nataliya Pulkovska (Ukraine)
8th – Tatayana Bakatyuk (Kazakhstan)
9th – Alyssa Lampe (USA)
10th – Carolina Castillo (Colombia)

Medal matches
Gold – Eri Tosaka (Japan) dec. Mariya Stadnyk (Azerbaijan), 3-2
Bronze – Jessica Blaszka (Netherlands) dec. Hui Li (China), 5-5 criteria
Bronze – Genevieve Morrison (Canada) dec. Valentina Islamova (Russia), 4-2

53 kg/116.5 lbs.
Gold – Saori Yoshida (Japan)
Silver – Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
Bronze – Myong Jong (North Korea)
Bronze – Odunayo Adekuoroye (Nigeria)
5th – Anzhela Dorogan (Azerbaijan)
5th – Xuechun Zhong (China)
7th – Kumari Bubita (India)
8th – Nina Hemmer (Germany)
9th – Thi Lua Nguyen (Vietnam)
10th – Otgontsetseg Davaasukh (Mongolia) 

Medal matches
Gold – Saori Yoshida (Japan) dec. Sofia Mattsson (Sweden), 2-1
Bronze – Myong Jong (North Korea) won by tech. fall over
Anzhela Dorogan (Azerbaijan), 13-2
Bronze – Odunayo Adekuoroye (Nigeria) pinned
Xuechun Zhong (China), 0:23

69 kg/152 lbs.
Gold – Natalia Vorobieva (Russia)
Silver – Feng Zhou (China)
Bronze – Sara Dosho (Japan)
Bronze – Aline Focken (Germany)
5th – Nasanburmaa Ochirbat (Mongolia)
5th – Jenny Fransson (Sweden)
7th – Elmira Syzdykova (Kazakhstan)
8th – Enas Moustafa (Egypt)
9th – Martina Kuenz (Austria)
10th – Elena Pirozkhova (USA)

Medal matches
Gold – Natalia Vorobieva (Russia) pinned Feng Zhou (China), 1:14
Bronze – Sara Dosho (Japan) dec. Nasanburmaa Ochirbat (Mongolia), 6-5
Bronze – Aline Focken (Germany) dec. Jenny Fransson (Sweden), 6-5