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Dec 23 Mena Douglas claim gold medals at the FS Olympic Qualifier

By Gary Abbott | March 12, 2000, 12 a.m. (ET)
Mena, Douglas claim gold medals at the freestyle Olympic Qualifier in Mexico City, Mexico, March 11-12

Mike Mena (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC) and Melvin Douglas (Mesa, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) won gold medals at the freestyle Olympic Qualifier in Mexico City, Mexico, March 11-12.

Mena won the gold medal at 119 pounds and Douglas won the gold at 213.75 pounds.

-Updated information will be posted as it becomes available.

FREESTYLE OLYMPIC QUALIFIER

at Mexico City, Mexico, March 11-12

54 kg/119 lbs. - Mike Mena, Iowa City, Iowa, 1st - pinned David Legrand (France); pinned Xlande Zhou (China); won by tech. fall over Victor Gutierras (Mexico), 11-0; won by inj. def. over Japaridze Misha (Canada)

97 kg/213.75 lbs. - Melvin Douglas, Mesa, Ariz, 1st - pinned Danny Mavarez (Venezuela); lost dec. Islam Bairamybov (Kazakhstan), 4-1; won by tech. fall over Mpla Issaac (Cameroon), 13-0; pinned Alvarez Cristian (Mexico); pinned Otto Aubeli (Hungary); dec. G. Jorchinaua (Holland), 6-2; dec. Rolf Scherrer (Switzerland), 2-0

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