Fresh from her Silver medal for England in the Commonwealth Games, Yana Rattigan is GBR’s entry in the Senior World Championships currently being held in Tashkent. Yana travelled out with coach Anatolii Kharytoniuk.
Yana’s competition is scheduled for Wednesday 10th September, 09:00-14:00 local time (Tashkent is 4hrs ahead so 05:00-10:00 UK time). Finals are are 18:00-20:00 local time, (14:00-16:00 UK time). There are 32 competitors in her weight category and Yana’s first match is against Mariya Stadnyk.
UWW summarises Yana’s 48kg weight category as follows:
48kg – Eri TOSAKA (JPN) won her first world title in Budapest with a pair of falls and technical falls, and defeated 51kg world champion SUN Yanan (CHN) in a World Cup match-up in March.
London 2012 silver medalist Mariya STADNYK (AZE) is back from maternity leave and has won five events this year, including the European championships and the GGP Final, to take the No.1 ranking from Tosaka.
Challenges to Stadnyk and Tosaka are expected to come from 2013 world bronze medalist Alyssa LAMPE (USA), Asian championships runner-up ERDENESUKH NARANGEREL (MGL), and European bronze medal winner Frederika PETERSSON (SWE).
Yana is taking up the one place awarded for the World Championships to GBR, (places are based on participation in the 2014 European Championships,) which was qualified by Olga Butkevych.
Olga qualified the place for GBR by winning Bronze at 60kg, following her breakthrough result of Bronze in the 2012 World Championships held in Edmonton, Canada.
Olga is currently ranked 13th in the world (link) at 60kg.
Day 1 Results:
70k Men’s Freestyle
Bronze: UZB won 7-3 v TJK
Bronze: BLR won 31-1 v CAN
Final: RUS Gold 10-0 v TUR Silver
86k Men’s Freestyle
Bronze: TUR won 5-2 v KAZ
Bronze: IRI won 11-2 v AZE
Final: RUS Gold 10-0 v CUB Silver
125k Men’s Freestyle
Bronze: RUS won 2-0 v UKR by pin in 45secs
Bronze: USA won 2-1 v BLR
Final: TUR Gold 4-3 v IRI Silver
Russia Wins Two, Yang Bags Title at Wrestling World Championships
By William May
TASHKENT (September 8) – Russia won two gold medals and added a bronze on the first day of men’s freestyle at the World Championship while Turkey carried a complete set of gold, silver and bronze, led by super heavyweight champion Taha AKGUL (TUR).
But, it was bantamweight YANG Kyong-Il who emerged from the battle of former world champions to claim the 57kg crown and claim his second world title after winning the 55kg title in 2009.
Yang triumphed over European champion and top-ranked Vladimir KHINCHEGASHVILI (GEO) in the final after overcoming a five-point deficit in the semifinals to defeat defending champ Hassan RAHIMI (IRI). In the quarterfinals, Rahimi pinned 2010 and 2011 world champ Viktor LEBEDEV (RUS) in the quarters.
Russia’s two winners Khetik TSABOLOV (RUS) at 70kg and Abdulrashid SADULAEV (RUS) both opened their championship bouts with fireman’s carry throws and wrapped up their first world championship titles in the first period.
Tsabolov dropped Yakup GOR (TUR) off the whistle to begin their bout and rolled up a 10-0 win at 1:45. Sadulaev, meanwhile, scored with a quick carry, then a tilt on his way to a 10-0 triumph at 1:25 over Reineris SALAS PEREZ (CUB).
Akgul, a bronze medalist last year Budapest, capped the evening with a 4-3 win over Asia champion Komeil GHASEMI (IRI) to become Turkey’s first freestyle world champion since 2007, when Ramazan SHAHIN (TUR) won the 66kg in Baku.
Earlier, Khadshimourad GATSALOV (RUS) came up short in his bid for a seventh world-level title when he ran out of gas in the 125kg semifinals and fell 5-4 to Ghasemi. Gatsalov, however, bounced back in the bronze medal final, pinning Aleksander KHOTSIANIVSKI (UKR) in 45 seconds.
Summary of the medal finals:
57kg – Trailing 2-3 in the second period, Yang rolled Khinchegashvili with a front headlock and turn for a 4-3 lead, but also appeared to be stopped on his back. No challenge came from the Geogian’s corner and the bout ended with a force-out point for Yang.
In the bronze medal finals, deposed champion Rahimi trailed on criteria to 2010 Youth Olympics champion Yuki TAKAHASHi (JPN), but rallied with a low-single and a force-out for a 7-4 win. Vladislav ANDREEV (BLR) scored the final point in a 1-1 bout with ERDENEBAT Bekhbayar (MGL) for the win.
GOLD: Kyong Il YANG (PRK) df. Vladimer KHINCHEGASHVILI (GEO), 5-3
BRONZE: Uladzislau ANDREYEU (BLR) df. Bekhbayar ERDENEBAT (MGL), 1-1
BRONZE: Hassan Sabzali RAHIMI (IRI) df. Yuki TAKAHASHI (JPN), 7-4
Semifinal: Vladimer KHINCHEGASHVILI (GEO) df. Bekhbayar ERDENEBAT (MGL), 6-3
Semifinal: Kyong Il YANG (PRK) df. Hassan Sabzali RAHIMI (IRI), 5-5
70kg – Tsabolov scored four points off an arm-and-leg throw for four and cruised to the gold medal with the technical fall over Gor.
Local favorite Bekzod ABDURAKHMANOV (UZB) had fans on the edge of their seats with his counter-style of wrestling and a 7-3 win over Zalimkhan YUSUPOV (TJK). Ali SHABANOV (BLR) won his second world bronze medal with a 13-1 technical fall over Cleopas NCUBE (CAN).
GOLD: Khetik TSABOLOV (RUS) df. Yakup GOR (TUR) by TF, 10-0
BRONZE: Ali SHABANAU (BLR) df. Cleopas NCUBE (CAN) by TF, 11-1
BRONZE: Bekzod ABDURAKHMONOV (UZB) df. Zalimkhan YUSUPOV (TJK), 7-3
Semifinal: Khetik TSABOLOV (RUS) df. Ali SHABANAU (BLR) by TF, 11-0
Semifinal: Yakup GOR (TUR) df. Zalimkhan YUSUPOV (TJK), 7-0
86kg – Sadulaev appeared to stun 2013 world silver medalist Salas Perez with his early throw and never allowed his opponent to recover with tilts and a go-behind to finished the bout.
In the bronze medal bouts, Selim YASAR (TUR) scored with a single-leg early and added a counter takedown in the second for a 5-2 win over Asia silver medalist Azlan KAKHIDZE (KAZ). After a slow start, Mohammad Hossein MOHAMMADIAN (IRI) pulled away from Gamzat OSMANOV (AZE) for an 11-2 win.
GOLD: Abdulrashid SADULAEV (RUS) df. Reineris SALAS (CUB) by TF, 10-0
BRONZE: Mohammadhossein Askari MOHAMMADIAN (IRI) df. Gamzat OSMANOV (AZE) by TF, 11-1
BRONZE: Selim YASAR (TUR) df. Aslan KAKHIDZE (KAZ), 5-2
Semifinal: Reineris SALAS (CUB) df. Gamzat OSMANOV (AZE),1-0
Semifinal: Abdulrashid SADULAEV (RUS) df. Aslan KAKHIDZE (KAZ) by TF, 10-0
125kg – Akgul received two penalty points and worked a low-single attack for a 4-0 lead and then held on for a 4-3 win, with Ghasemi on his leg in the closing seconds.
In the bronze medals bouts, Gatsalov used an inside-leg trip to drop Khotsianivski to his back and then press for the fall at 0:45. Tervel DLAGNEV (USA) scored a first period takedown and held off 2011 world champ Aleksey SHEMAROV (BLR) for his first world medal since 2009.
GOLD: Taha AKGUL (TUR) df. Komil GHASEMI (IRI), 4-3
BRONZE: Tervel Ivaylov DLAGNEV (USA) df. Alexei SHEMAROV (BLR), 2-1
BRONZE: Khadzhimurat GATCALOV (RUS) df. Oleksandr KHOTSIANIVSKYI (UKR) by FALL
Semifinal: Taha AKGUL (TUR) df. Alexei SHEMAROV (BLR), 8-1.
Semifinal: Komil GHASEMI (IRI) df. Khadzhimurat GATCALOV (RUS), 5-4.