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USA Wrestling

U S places second in medal count at World Championships with seven behind only Russia with nine

By John Fuller | Oct. 02, 2005, 12 a.m. (ET)
The United States wrestling team placed second in the medal count at the 2005 World Wrestling Championships held in Budapest, Hungary, with seven overall medals in the three Olympic styles of wrestling.

Team USA won four medals in women's freestyle, three medals in men's freestyle and one medal in men's Greco-Roman wrestling. The medals included one gold medal (won by women's wrestler Iris Smith at 72 kg/158.5 lbs.) and six bronze medals.

Only Russia, with nine medals, had more medals than the United States. Russia had five gold medals, a silver medal and three bronze medal.

Host Hungary also won seven medals during the tournament, with four silver medals and three bronze medals. However, the United States finished second in the medal count because it had an individual champion.

Two nations had six medals, Japan and Cuba. A total of 28 nations won medals in the competition, which was held over seven days at the Laszlo Papp Sports Arena in Budapest.

FINAL MEDAL STANDINGS
1.Russia, 9 (5 gold - 1 silver - 3 bronze)
2. United States, 7 (1-0-6)
3. Hungary, 7 (0-4-3)
4. Japan, 6 (4-1-1)
5. Cuba, 6 (1-3-2)
6. (tie) Bulgaria, 5 (2-2-1)
6. (tie) China, 5 (2-2-1)
8. Ukraine, 4 (0-1-3)
9. Turkey, 3 (2-0-1)
10. (tie) Georgia, 3 (1-1-1)
10. (tie) Iran, 3 (1-1-1)
12. Belarus, 3 (1-0-2)
13. Canada, 3 (0-1-2)
14. Korea, 2 (0-1-1)
15. (tie) Germany, 2 (0-0-2)
15. (tie) Kazakhstan, 2 (0-0-2)
15. (tie) Mongolia, 2 (0-0-2)
18. Uzbekistan, 1 (1-0-0)
19. (tie) Azerbaijan, 1 (0-1-0)
19. (tie) Denmark, 1 (0-1-0)
19. (tie) France, 1 (0-1-0)
22. (tie) Armenia, 1 (0-0-1)
22. (tie) Czech Republic, 1 (0-0-1)
22. (tie) Finland, 1 (0-0-1)
22. (tie) Kyrygyzstan, 1 (0-0-1)
22. (tie) Norway, 1 (0-0-1)
22. (tie) North Korea, 1 (0-0-1)
22. (tie) Romania, 1 (0-0-1)

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