The second day of Finals in the Individual Wrestling World Cup Women’s Wrestling had five contests to settle, and five countries scored gold medals today. Aline Rotter Focken (DEU) won the 76 kg. division over the World’s Silver medalist, who had eliminated the Olympic Champion.
Women’s Wrestling 57 kg
A hotly contested fight where World #10 Nichita was able to turn her Indian rival twice for the 5-1 score that defined the result and give Moldova their first gold in this competition.
GOLD: Anastasia NICHITA (MDA) df. Anshu ANSHU (IND) by VPO1, 5-1
BRONZE: Veronika CHUMIKOVA (RUS) df. Alyona KOLESNIK (AZE) by VPO1, 2-2
BRONZE: Mehlika OZTURK (TUR) df. Arianna CARIERI (ITA) by VFA, 5-0
Women’s Wrestling 59 kg
Lipatova had the first chances while on the floor but she couldn’t score. Cherdivara was called out for passivity so she had thirty seconds to score and she did not, so Lipatova took the first. Then Cherdivara took the point on the same way by managing to escape Lipatova’s attack, with a jog. Lipatova then scored a second, the same way. They would end 2-1 and Russia scored its second Women’s Wrestling gold at this tournament
GOLD: Svetlana LIPATOVA (RUS) df. Mariana CHERDIVARA ESANU (MDA) by VPO1, 2-1
BRONZE: Kateryna ZELENYKH (UKR) df. Elif YANIK (TUR) by VSU, 10-0
BRONZE: Magdalena GLODEK (POL) df. Sandra PARUSZEWSKI (GER) by VPO1, 8-7
Women’s Wrestling 65 kg
Rizhko scored the first two with takedowns and Ringaci equalized with a takedown and a roll over, for the 4-4. In the second round, Rizhko almost pinned Ringaci but did not finish. Nevertheless she scored two. She scored two more with an immobilization. and then four more with a roll over, getting her close to the gold. Ringaci went for it but just found herself on defensive position with her legs lifted and Rizhko score two more to secure the win.
GOLD: Tetiana RIZHKO (UKR) df. Irina RINGACI (MDA) by VSU1, 14-4
BRONZE: Elis MANOLOVA (AZE) df. Asli DEMIR (TUR) by VPO, 4-0
BRONZE: Mimi HRISTOVA (BUL) df. Mariia KUZNETSOVA (RUS) by VFA, 6-6
Women’s Wrestling 68 kg
Both were trying to find their way while standing but Hanzlickova scored the first point out of Zhumanazarov’s passivity. They constantly locked arms while standing. Zhumanazarov used her strength and dropped the European twice to score a 4-1 advantage.
Hanzlickova scored a late point but Zhumanazarov ended any hopes by throwing her straight back-first for the defining 8-2 and for Kyrgyzstan’s second gold in two days.
GOLD: Meerim ZHUMANAZAROVA (KGZ) df. Adela HANZLICKOVA (CZE) by VPO1, 8-2
BRONZE: Khanum VELIEVA (RUS) df. Sofiya Hristova GEORGIEVA (BUL) by VSU1, 13-2
BRONZE: Alina BEREZHNA STADNIK MAKHYNIA (UKR) df. Hanna SADCHANKA (BLR) by VSU, 10-0
Women’s Wrestling 76 kg
In one of the Bronze medal matches, European Games Champion, Marzaliuk (BLR) defeated the Olympic Champion, Erica Wiebe (CAN). Wiebe was bronze at the last 2018 World Wrestlting Championships so it was not a huge shocker that she lost in the semifinals to the woman that had earned a silver at such World Championships, Yasemin Adar (TUR).
In the Final, Rotter Focken got the first point out of passivity by World Runner-up, Adar. Rotter Focken went for the gold with a pin that a desperate Adar, who could not stop the pin and lost there, not without giving a good fight.
GOLD: Aline ROTTER FOCKEN (GER) df. Yasemin ADAR (TUR) by VFA, 3-0
BRONZE: Vasilisa MARZALIUK (BLR) df. Erica Elizabeth WIEBE (CAN) by VPO1, 3-1
BRONZE: Aiperi MEDET KYZY (KGZ) df. Ekaterina BUKINA (RUS) by VPO1, 11-8