Winchester qualifies for women’s semifinals at 55 kg, Burkert drops opener but still alive for repechage
October 22, 2018

 


BUDAPEST, Hungary - Jacarra Winchester (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/OTC) got the U.S. team to a strong start by qualifying for the 55 kg/121 lbs. semifinals during the first session of women’s freestyle wrestling at the World Wrestling Championships at the Papp Laszlo Arena.

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WORLD WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Budapest, Hungary

Group One U.S. women’s freestyle performances

55 kg/121 lbs. - Jacarra Winchester, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)
WIN Ramona Galambos (Hungary), 12-1
WIN Tetyana Kit (Ukraine), 4-2
Semifinals – Vs. Zalina Sidakova (Belarus)

59 kg/130 lbs. – Jenna Burkert, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)
LOSS Shoovdor Baatarjav (Mongolia), 1-1

Semifinal pairings

55 kg
Jacarra Winchester (USA) vs. Zalina Sidakova (Belarus)
Qi Zhang (China) vs. Mayu Mukaida (Japan)

59 kg
Svetlana Lipitova (Russia) vs. Risako Kawai (Japan)
Shoovdor Baatarjav (Mongolia) vs. Elif Jale Yesilirmak (Turkey)

Quarterfinal results

55 kg
Jacarra Winchester (USA) dec. Tetyana Kit (Ukraine), 4-2
Zalina Sidakova (Belarus) tech. fall Thi Ly Kieu (Vietnam), 10-0
Qi Zhang (China) dec. Davaachimeg Erkembayar (Mongolia), 5-3
Mayu Mukaida (Japan) dec. Sofia Mattsson (Sweden), 6-4

59 kg
Svetlana Lipitova (Russia) tech. fall Joseph Emi Essombe Tiako (Cameroon), 13-2
Risako Kawai (Japan) pin Katsiaryna Hanchar Yanushkevich (Belarus), 1:02
Shoovdor Baatarjav (Mongolia) tech. fall Sarita (India), 10-0
Elif Jale Yesilirmak (Turkey) dec. Alejandra Romero Bonilla (Mexico), 3-0





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