Live Blog U23 World Championships Day 3: WW 50kg, 55kg, 59kg, 68kg, 76kg

By United World Wrestling Press

BELGRADE, Serbia (November 3) -- Day three of the U23 World Championships will see women's wrestling with five weights. Wrestlers from 50kg, 55kg, 59kg, 68kg and 76kg will be on the mat. The first two days saw Greco-Roman stars put up a show and if you missed any action, here's the recap.


1300: Koumba LARROQUE (FRA) closes out the session with a 12-0 win over FRISKE (USA) and that will do for the morning session! We will be back at 1645 hours local time for the semifinals

1250: What a bout we had! Alexandra HEDRICK (USA) lead 6-6 on criteria against ANJU (IND) with 30 seconds to go. Anju pulls off a beautiful double leg and a four-point throw! There is reverse exposure for 2 but the time finishes and Anju wins 11-8

1240: Another fall! Aiperi MEDET KYZY (KGZ) makes it looks easy with a big throw and pins junior world silver BIPASHA (IND). She moves into the semifinals.

1232: A fall for Kylie WELKER (USA)! She locks the arms of Kamile GAUCAITE (LTU) and holds her back on the mat to secure the fall. On Mat C, Somolia VYNNYK (UKR) was in a an intense battle with Krystsina SAZYKINA (BLR) but she holds on for a 8-6 win

1230: Returning bronze medalist Anhelina LYSAK (POL) humbles junior world champion Annastasiia SIDELNIKOVA (RUS) via fall in the quarterfinals of 59kg. A strong statement from the senior Euros silver medalist

1225: A takedown and two front lifts give six points to Pawar and she leads Profatilova 11-6. A single leg takedown to finish the bout 13-6. She reaches the 50kg semifinals

1220: Anna SZEL (HUN), a silver medalist from the junior Euros, moves into the 59kg semifinals with a 6-2 win over Ebru DAGBASI (TUR). On Mat C, Shivani PAWAR (IND) trails Tetiana PROFATILOVA (UKR) 6-5

1210: Emily SHILSON (USA) with the fall! Stefania PRICEPUTU (ROU) is the victim of an arm-trap and Shilson gets her on her back. It took some time but Shilson moves on to the semifinals

1200: The quarterfinals are underway. Mariia TIUMENKOVA (RUS) is up against Samantha ROMANO (CAN). Tiumenkova with a series of takedowns to lead 6-0 at the break. In the second period she finishes it 10-0 with ease

1145: World bronze medalist Aiperi MEDET KYZY (KGZ) does not spend much time on the mat and pins Genesis REASCO VALDEZ (ECU) to get herself going

1130: On Mat C, Kylie WELKER (USA) and Evgeniia ZAKHARCHENKO (RUS) battled it out but it is the junior world champ from USA who holds on for a 6-5 win

1120: An upset on Mat B! Anastasia NICHITA (MDA) against now against junior European champion Somolia VYNNYK (UKR). The scores are tied 4-4 with Vynnyk holding criteria. Nichita works hard for exposure but no points.

1100: Junior world champion Emily SHILSON (USA) is on Mat A. She is wrestling Lisa ERSEL (GER) at 50kg. She starts with a takedown and then adds a double leg to lead 4-0. Ersel attempts but Shilson goes behind. A gut and lace finishes it 10-0 for Shilson

1045: What a start we have! Shivani PAWAR (IND) was down 0-9 against U23 Euro silver Anastasiya YANOTAVA (BLR) but gets a big throw and a pin to survive and advance

1030: Welcome to day three of the U23 World Championships in Belgrade. After the highs of Greco-Roman, women's wrestlers are ready to put on a show. Keep an eye on junior world champion Emily SHILSON (USA), European champion Anastasia NICHITA (MDA), junior world champion Kylie WELKER (USA)


WATCH: WW 10 Finals from U23 World Championships

By United World Wrestling Press

BELGRADE, Serbia (November 8) -- Women's wrestling saw 10 new world champions crowned at the U23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Ukraine became the best team of the tournament with three gold medals, two silver and a bronze medal. The USA, France Canada, Romania, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan and Poland had one champion each. Russia finished with five silver and two bronze medals to be number two in the rankings.

1. WW 50kg -- Shivani PAWAR (IND) vs Emily SHILSON (USA)


2. WW 53kg -- Ekaterina VERBINA (RUS) vs Lucia YEPEZ GUZMAN (ECU)


3. WW 55kg -- Andreea ANA (ROU) vs Viktoriia VAULINA (RUS)


4. WW 57kg -- Kristina MIKHNEVA (RUS) vs Alina HRUSHYNA AKOBIIA (UKR)


5. WW 59kg -- Solomiia VYNNYK (UKR) vs. Anhelina LYSAK (POL)


6. WW 62kg -- Ana GODINEZ GONZALEZ (CAN) vs Kateryna ZELENYKH (UKR)


7. WW 65kg -- Dinara KUDAEVA SALIKHOVA (RUS) vs. Anastasiia LAVRENCHUK (UKR)


8. WW 68kg -- Vusala PARFIANOVICH (RUS) vs Koumba LARROQUE (FRA)


9. WW 72kg -- Anastasiya ALPYEYEVA (UKR) vs Kendra DACHER (FRA)


10. WW 76kg -- Tatiana RENTERIA RENTERIA (COL) vs Aiperi MEDET KYZY (KGZ)