Winchester loses semifinal as winning takedown overturned, and will go for bronze on Tuesday
October 22, 2018


BUDAPEST, Hungary – It all went down to the last second, and was not decided until the jury of officials looked at the video tape. When the decision was announced, it was bad news for Team USA.

Jacarra Winchester (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/OTC) dropped a controversial, heart-breaking match to battle 2012 World silver medalist Zalina Sidakova of Belarus, 2-1.


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
LOSS Zalina Sidakova (Belarus), 2-1
Bronze Medal Bout – to be determined

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

Finals pairings
55 kg - Zalina Sidakova (Belarus) vs. Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
59 kg - Risako Kawai (Japan) vs. Elif Jale Yesilirmak (Turkey)

Semifinal results

55 kg
Zalina Sidakova (Belarus) dec. Jacarra Winchester (USA), 2-1
Mayu Mukaida (Japan) dec. Qi Zhang (China), 8-1

59 kg
Risako Kawai (Japan) tech. fall Svetlana Lipitova (Russia), 10-0
Elif Jale Yesilirmak (Turkey) tech. fall Shoovdor Baatarjav (Mongolia) 11-1