Day 3, Women’s Freestyle…
There were 32 competitors in GBR’s Yana Rattigan’s 48k weight category but the computer chose to draw her against her sister-in-law, Mariya Stadnyk. From a strong wrestling family, Mariya’s husband and Yana’s brother is Andrey Stadnik, who won an 66k Freestyle Olympic Silver medal at Beijing 2008, coached by their father Vladimir Stadnik, who, so sadly, passed away very recently.
United World Wrestling’s write up about Mariya prior to this event was “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 [Golden Grand Prix] Final, to take the No.1 ranking from Tosaka.” See bottom of this page for full September 2014 UWW Women’s 48k World Rankings.
Yana was beaten 11-0 by Mariya, London 2012 Olympic Silver medalist, European Championship winner (2014, 2011, 2009, 2008) and who this year completed her World Championship podium set of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals (2009, 2011, 2014 respectively).
It should be remembered that earlier this year Yana underwent shoulder surgery and only just made competition fitness in time for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in late July.
After going on to win against China’s Chun Lei 7-0, and Argentina’s Bermudez 10-0, Mariya lost against the eventual Silver medallist, Poland’s Matkowska (winner of the 2012 European Championships) in the semi-final match by a late penalty point under the new rules. Mariya went on to win Bronze in style against Emilia Vuc of Romania, 11-0 in just 49 seconds. The weight category was won by Eri TOSAKA (JPN) who repeated her 2013 as world champion (and she was runner-up in 2012).
Review of Day 3 by UWW’s William May:
Aline FOCKEN (GER) foiled Japan’s bid to win three titles on the first night of women’s events at the world wrestling championships with a late takedown for a 5-4 triumph in the final bout of the evening.
Trailing 3-4 with only 20 seconds remaining in the 69kg final, Focken dragged 2013 world bronze medalist Sara DOSHO (JPN) by and followed up with a takedown from behind at the Gymnastics Palace for the 5-4 win.
“I can’t believe it!” the 23-year-old student from Krefeld said after her victory. “If I can sleep tonight, I will try to understand it all in the morning.”
Germany’s last wrestling world champion, in any style, was Brigitte WAGNER (GER), who won the 48kg crown in 2002 in Chalkida, Greece – also with a last-second scoring technique.
In other finals, Eri TOSAKA (JPN) repeated as world champion at 48kg and Chiho HAMADA (JPN) kept the 55kg title in Japan for the 13th year in a row. SUKHEE Tserenchimed (MGL) also became Mongolia’s second-ever world champion in female wrestling with a 12-3 win at 59kg.
Sukhee started slow in the 60kg final but finished strong with a variety of low-level attacks against London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medalist Yulia RATKEVICH (AZE) for a 12-3 victory.
Mongolia’s first world champion SORONZONBOLD Battsetseg (MGL), who won the 59kg crown in 2010, is scheduled to wrestle Friday at 63kg.
Sukhee was ecstatic about winning the gold and told reporters, “Mongolian wrestling and the team are getting better. We are working like a team and we can see the results.”
“I also have to thank (Mongolian wrestling federation president) Asashoryu for all the effort he puts into our women’s program. It has made us better.”
Earlier on the first day of women’s wrestling, London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist Natalya VOROBIEVA (RUS) and silver medalist Mariya STADNYK (AZE) fell short of the finals.
Vorobieva lost to 2013 world bronze medalist Dosho, 6-3, in the semifinals at 69kg and Stadnyk lost on a late penalty point to former European champion Iwona MATKOWSKA (POL) at 48kg.
Female Wrestling continues on Thursday, September 11, in the 53kg, 58kg and 75kg weight categories.
Summaries of the medal finals:
48kg – Tosaka found the rhythm and range in the second period against Matkowska and scored on a pair of single-leg attacks for a 10-2 victory.
In the bronze medal matches, Stadnyk opened with big double-leg for four points quickly rolled up an 11-0 win over Alina VUC (ROU) in 49 seconds. Asian junior champ KIM Hyon-Gyong (PRK) slipped behind in the closing seconds for a 4-4 win over Alyssa LAMPE (USA) on last-point criteria.
GOLD: Eri TOSAKA (JPN) df. Iwona Nina MATKOWSKA (POL), 10-2
BRONZE: Hyon Gyong KIM (PRK) df. Alyssa Rae Nicole LAMPE (USA), 4-4
BRONZE: Mariya STADNYK (AZE) df. Emilia Alina VUC (ROU) by TF, 10-0
Semifinal: Eri TOSAKA (JPN) df. Hyon Gyong KIM (PRK), 4-0.
Semifinal: Iwona Nina MATKOWSKA (POL) df. Mariya STADNYK (AZE), 5-3.
55kg – Hamada countered a single-leg attack by Irina OLOGONOVA (RUS) for two points in the final minute and a 4-3 win to become the first woman other than Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) to win the 55kg world title since 2002. Yoshida will wrestle at 53kg on Thursday.
In the bronze medal finals, Helen MAROULIS (USA) rolled up eight points in the second period for a 10-0 technical fall after struggling in the first against Katarzyna KRAWCZYK (POL). Irina KHARIV (UKR) dropped Karima SANCHEZ (ESP) twice to her back on her way to an technical fall.
GOLD: Chiho HAMADA (JPN) df. Irina OLOGONOVA (RUS), 4-3
BRONZE: Iryna KHARIV (UKR) v.Karima SANCHEZ (ESP) by TF, 11-1
BRONZE: Helen Louise MAROULIS (USA) v. Katarzyna KRAWCZYK (POL) by TF, 10-0
Semifinal: Irina OLOGONOVA (RUS) df. Iryna KHARIV (UKR), 6-3.
Semifinal: Chiho HAMADA (JPN) df. Helen Louise MAROULIS (USA), 6-2.
60kg – 2013 junior world champ Sukhee broke open a tight match in the second period with low-level attacks and counter techniques to pound out the 12-3 win over Ratkevich for her first senior-level crown.
In the bronze medal bouts, Natalya GOLTS (RUS) threw a headlock in the first period and had Petra OLLI (FIN) on her back most of the second with counter throws for a 12-1 win.
Last year’s world silver medalist Taybe YUSEIN (BUL) added a bronze to her collection with a single-leg takedown and exposure on her way to a 6-0 victory over European champion Johanna MATTSSON (SWE) for a 6-0 win.
GOLD: Tserenchimed SUKHEE (MGL) df. Yuliya RATKEVICH (AZE), 12-3
BRONZE: Taybe Mustafa YUSEIN (BUL) df. Malin Johanna MATTSSON (SWE), 6-0
BRONZE: Natalia GOLTS (RUS) df. Petra Maarit OLLI (FIN) by TF, 12-1
Semifinal: Yuliya RATKEVICH (AZE) df. Taybe Mustafa YUSEIN (BUL), 11-8.
Semifinal: Tserenchimed SUKHEE (MGL) df. Petra Maarit OLLI (FIN), 5-0.
69kg – Focken scored the last points in a seesaw battle with Dosho after the 2013 bronze medalist took the lead with a double-leg only moments before.
Laura SKUJINA (LAT) blocked a takedown attempt by Diana GONZALEZ (MEX), then cranked her over for the fall at 1:25 for one bronze medal and Vorobieva built up an 8-0 lead on four different styles of takedowns before pinning Jenny FRANSSON (SWE) for the other bronze.
GOLD: Aline FOCKEN (GER) df. Sara DOSHO (JPN), 5-4
BRONZE: Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS) df. Anna Jenny Eva Maria FRANSSON (SWE) by FALL
BRONZE: Laura SKUJINA (LAT) df. Diana GONZALEZ (MEX), 6-0
Semifinal: Sara DOSHO (JPN) df. Natalia VOROBEVA (RUS), 6-3.
Semifinal: Aline FOCKEN (GER) df. Laura SKUJINA (LAT), 3-1.
UWW September 2014 Women’s Freestyle World Rankings:
“48kg – Former European champion Iwona MATKOWSKA (POL) added the Poland Open title to the Spanish Grand Prix crown she won in July in her return to international competition and breaks into the rankings at No. 13.
Matkowska tagged Asia silver medal winner ERDENESUKH Narangerel (MGL) with a technical fall in the semifinals and defeated Alina MOREVA (RUS), 8-1, in the final. Erdenesukh holds steady at No.9 while Russian world team member Moreva enters the rankings at No.14.
1. Mariya STADNYK (AZE) – GGP Final No.1 (1)
2. Eri TOSAKA (JPN) – World No.1 (2)
3. SUN Yanan (CHN) – World No.1@51kg (3)
4. Jessica MacDONALD (CAN) – Canada Cup No.1 (4)
5. Victoria ANTHONY (USA) – Pan America No.1 (5)
6. Yuki IRIE (JPN) – GGP Final No.3 (6)
7. Alyssa LAMPE (USA) – Klippan Open No.3 (7)
8. Tatyana AMANZHOL-BAKATYUK (KAZ) – Asia No.1 (8)
9. ERDENESUKH Narangerel (MGL) – GGP Final No.3 (9)
10. Frederika PETERSSON (SWE) – Europe No.3 (10)
11. Jasmine MIAN (CAN) – World University No.1 (11)
12. Natalya PULKOVSKA (UKR) – Europe No.2 (12)
13. Iwona MATKOWSKA (POL) – Poland Open No.1 (not ranked)
14. Alina MOREVA (RUS) – Poland Open No.2 (nr)
15. Elena VOSTRIKOVA (RUS) – GGP Final No.2 (13)
16. Vinesh VINESH (IND) – Commonwealth Games No.1 (14)
17. Nadeshda FEDOROVA (RUS) – Europe No.3 (15)
18. Carolina CASTILLO HIDALGO (COL) – Canada Cup No.2 (16)
19. Mayelis CARIPA CASTILLO (VEN) – CAC Games No.2 (17)
20. Elitsa YANKOVA (BUL) – Dan Kolov No.2 (18)”