11th World University Wrestling Championship 2014 Pécs, Hungary


Canadian girls on the top of the championship

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Canadian girls on the top of the championship

The third day of 2014 WUC Wrestling was about women, who were fighting on the mat in 6 weights: 53-58-60-63-69-75 kg.

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In 53 kg Iulia Leorda was the best from Moldavia. In the final, she won against the American Amy Fearnside for 10-0.

-       It was a really good competition with lots of fun. I had some strong opponents, like Brianne Barry in the first match. I would say that the final was not easy, but it also wasn’t an impossible task to win – said Leorda.

In 58 kg, the Hungarian Emese Barka was unbeatable. She had a good start against the Ukrainian wrestler, then she won against Jacarra Winchester from the USA. Barka’s opponent in the final was the Russian Oksana Nagornykh.

-       I felt OK during this world championship. The first match wasn’t so good, although I have won easily. I was really excited. The Ukrainian wrestler was in a really good shape, it wasn’t easy to beat her. Later I became more self-confident, I won the final relatively easily. I felt really happy to be able to win in Hungary – said the hosting country’s wrestler.

In 60 kg, Mariia Liulkova from Russia was the best. She had a strong opponent in the final, Contante-Rodrigues from Canada.

-       Everything went OK. I liked the championship and I am very happy with the gold medal. Pécs is a very nice city, I had the opportunity to visit some really beautiful places here.

In 63, 69 and 75 kg three women coming from Canada won the gold medals.

Danielle Lappage was the best in 63 kg, she has beaten the American Amanda Hendey.

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In 69 kg, Dorothy Yeats did a great job, she outstanding in her weight.

-       My mother is Hungarian, I have already been in Hungary twice, but it was the first time when I wrestled here. It was really good to hear Hungarian words almost everywhere. I found the organization really excellent, everything was fine. During the competitions, I usually have some problems with my stomach, but I am accustomed to Hungarian meals, as my mother usually cooks Hungarian dishes for me, so it wasn’t a problem. I didn’t know the other wrestlers, so I didn’t know what to expect. It was a good warm up for the world championship. And I am very happy because four Canadian girls could win the gold medal in women wrestling. (Yesterday Jasmine Mian was the first in FW 48 kg.)

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In 75 kg, Erica Wiebe was the best from the 8 wrestlers from her weight.

-       2 years ago I couldn’t win in Finland, so I came here to win the gold medal anyhow. I love Hungary and this city, it is beautiful. It was so hot here, but the culture and the history of the city is fascinating. I love everything about Hungary, especially the food. I have many friends from wrestling, it was really good to meet them. I like hanging out with athletes.


In the team competition of female wrestling Canada won with the four gold medals, the Russian Federation finished at the second place, and the United States of America was the third.



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