UWW LIVE: Netherlands' First European Finalist Jessica Blaszka

By United World Wrestling Press

Jessica BLASZKA (NED) is the most successful Dutch women's wrestler ever. 

In 2015, Blaszka earned a bronze medal at the World Championships competing at 48kg and became the first Dutch women's wrestler to qualify for the Olympics. 

She claimed her first medal (bronze) at the European Championships in 2019, and this past February broke through to reach the gold-medal match at the 2020 European Championships at 53kg, before falling to two-time world champion Vanesa KALADZINSKAYA (BLR). 

Blaszka joined Eric Olanowski to talk about her history-making silver medal performance in Rome, training in @japanwrestling, and her potential path to qualifying for the #Tokyo202ONE Olympics.


UWW LIVE: Sofia MATTSSON ??: Rio Olympic bronze medalist

By Eric Olanowski

The six-time world medal winner and Rio Olympic bronze medalist joined Eric Olanowski to talk about winning gold at last weekend’s #WrestleNice Henri Deglane. She also talked about the difficulties of juggling being a mother and chasing down the opportunity to wrestle at a fourth consecutive Olympic Games.