To Our Friends in Wrestling Around the world

By William May
(Japan Amateur Wrestling Federation, Public Information Committee


TOKYO (October 13) – Host Japan won the team title at the women’s wrestling world championships with four champions, a runner-up and two bronze medals winner.

Japan racked up 65 of a possible 70 points at Yoyogi National Gymnasium to easily out-distance Canada and Russia, which scored 40 points apiece.

Canada was awarded the runner-up trophy by virtue of Martine Dugrenier’s triumph at 67kg, while Russia took third with a pair of runner-up finishes.

The United States and Ukraine each scored 31 points, but the U.S. was ranked fourth overall with Clarissa Chun’s gold medal at 48kg. China finished sixth overall with 29 points.

Japan raised its overall gold medal total in women’s wrestling to 58 along with 29 silver and 23 bronze for an overall medal total of 110. Second-place France added two bronze medals for a total of 50 (22G, 15S, 13B).

Chun’s gold was the ninth in female wrestling for the U.S. which also got a bronze medal from Tatiana Padilla at 55kg to lift their third-place overall total to 49.