LIVE BLOG: World Olympic Qualifiers, Day Two
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 06:37 By United World Wrestling Press
Women's wrestling gets underway in Sofia as 12 Olympic spots will be decided at the World Olympic Qualifiers on Friday. (Day 1 Wrap)
SEMIFINALS (As they come in)
Anna LUKASIAK (POL) vs. Seema SEEMA (IND)
Lucia Yamileth YEPEZ GUZMAN (ECU) vs. Patricia Alejandra BERMUDEZ (ARG)
Betzabeth angelica ARGUELLO VILLEGAS (VEN) vs. Olga KHOROSHAVTSEVA (RUS)
Andreea Beatrice ANA (ROU) vs. Samantha Leigh STEWART (CAN)
Giullia OLIVEIRA (BRA) vs. Mathilde Hélène RIVIERE (FRA)
Veronika CHUMIKOVA (RUS) vs. Grace Jacob BULLEN (NOR)
Veranika IVANOVA (BLR) vs. Bolortuya KHURELKHUU (MGL)
Liubov OVCHAROVA (RUS) vs. Luisa Helga Gerda NIEMESCH (GER)
Zhamila BAKBERGENOVA (KAZ) vs. Elis MANOLOVA (AZE)
Mimi HRISTOVA (BUL) vs.Adela HANZLICKOVA (CZE)
Yasemin ADAR (TUR) vs. Martina KUENZ (AUT)
Maria Jose ACOSTA ACOSTA (VEN) vs. Alla BELINSKA (UKR)
13:27: The quarterfinals are underway in Bulgaria! The match order is listed below.
12:54: That was unexpected! Bullen crushed Morais, 12-2, in less than two minutes and moved into the 57kg quarterfinals. She'll now face Johanna LINDBORG (SWE) for a spot in tonight's quarterfinals
12:47: The matchup between world champions Linda Morais and U23 world champion Grace Bullen is up now on Mat B!
11:58: That was short-lived. Adar rallied off 16 unanswered points and moved into the quarterfinals with an 18-7 win. She'll wrestle U23 and junior world champion Milaimys de la Caridad MARIN POTRILLE (CUB) for a spot in tonight's semifinals.
11:55: There's a huge upset brewing on Mat A. Genesis Rosangela REASCO VALDEZ (ECU) leads '17 world champion Yasemin ADAR (TUR), 7-2, after the opening period.
11:50: That's back-to-back massive wins for Kriszta Incze. In her two patches, she's defeated two-time Olympic bronze medalist Jackeline Renteria Castillo and world runner-up Elif Jale Yesilrmak. She'll take on world silver medalist Liubov OVCHAROVA (RUS) next.
11:47: Two-time Olympic bronze medalist Renteria trails Incze, 3-2, with 80 seconds left. They are wrestling on Mat A.
11:21: How about this upcoming match between world champions on Mat B (Bout 201)? It'll be Linda Morais and U23 world champion Grace BULLEN (NOR).
10:56: World champion Linda Morais opens up her day with an impressive three-minute 10-0 routing of '16 Olympian Bediha GUN (TUR).
10:33: Mat A is about to heat up! Two-time world bronze medalist from Hungary Emese BARKA and world champion Linda MORAIS (CAN) will wrestle in back-to-back matches.
10:08: How about that timing? Kriszta INCZE (ROU) scored a step out with three seconds left and ended Elif YESILIRMAK's (TUR) quest to become the first Turkish woman to reach the Olympic Games on three occasions.
10:02: What a way to kick off our women's wrestling opening session! We'll have two-time Olympic bronze medalist Jackeline RENTERIA CASTILLO (COL) beginning the day on Mat A.
10:00: Just minutes away from action here in Sofia