▼Previous page

By William May
(Japan Amateur Wrestling Federation, Public Information Committee:wmay52@hotmail.com


LEIVIN, France (March 6) – Japan defeated Canada 6-1 in the third-place final and collected a bronze medal for the fourth straight year on the final day of the World Cup of women's wrestling.

World champions Hitomi Sakamoto (48kg) and Kaori Icho (63kg) posted wins in the final to finish the two-day competition with a perfect 4-0 record. World bronze medalist Kyoko Hamaguchi registered a fall for her third win against a loss.

In the first-place final, China edged the United States to win its fifth straight World Cup crown. Mongolia, a last-minute replacement for Sweden, defeated Russia for fifth place and Kazakhstan took seventh place with a win over host France.

Team results
F1 – China df. United States, 4-3
F3 – Japan df. Canada, 6-1
F5 – Mongolia df. Russia, 6-1
F7 – Kazakhstan df. France, 4-3

Individual Japanese results
Third-place final

Japan 6, Canada 1
48 – Hitomi Sakamoto df. Lindsay Prickett Rushton, 2-0 (5-0, 6-0=1:03)
51 – Hikari Sugawara lost to Jessica Bondy, 0-2 (0-1, 3-4)
55 – Chikako Matsukawa df. Samantha Stewart by fall, 1P=1:17 (F6-0)
59 – Takako Saito df. Amanda Gerhart, 2-0 (1-0, 2-0)
63 – Kaori Icho df. Justine Bouchard, 2-1 (0-2=2:06, 4-0, 1-0)
67 – Yoshiko Inoue df. Megan Buydens, 2-0 (3-0, 1-0)
72 – Kyoko Hamaguchi df. Leah Callahan by fall, 1P=1:44 (F4-0)

▼Previous page
Page Top ▲

ホームページ テンプレート フリー

Design by