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UPDATED Wong Marano win gold medals at the Klippan Ladies Golden Grand Prix in Sweden

By Gary Abbott | March 08, 2006, 2:06 p.m. (ET)
Two U.S. wrestlers won gold medals at the Klippan Ladies Golden Grand Prix in Klippan, Sweden on March 5.

The United States placed second as a team in the standings with 60 points, just two points behind the team from Russia with 62 points. Poland was third, Germany fourth and Sweden fifth in a field of over 20 national and club teams. Six U.S. women won medals in the tournament.

Capturing gold medals were Jenny Wong (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) at 51 kg/114.5 lbs. and Kristie Marano (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) at 67 kg/147.5 lbs.

Wong defeated Vanessa Boubryemm of France in the finals. Marano defeated Natalia Kuksina (Russia) in the finals.

Marano is a two-time World champion and seven-time World medalist. Wong was a 2003 World bronze medalist.

Two U.S. women won silver medals: Clarissa Chun (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) at 48 kg/105.5 lbs. and Sally Roberts (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC) at 59 kg/130 lbs.

Chun lost in the finals to Lilya Kaskarova of Russia. Roberts was beaten in the finals by Stefanie Stuber of Germany.

Two Americans won bronze medals, Stephanie Murata (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) at 51 kg/112.25 lbs. and Erin Tomeo (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) at 63 kg/138.75 lbs.

Murata defeated Caroline Lovqvist of Sweden in the bronze-medal match. Tomeo defeated past World champion Nikola Hartmann of Austria in the bronze-medal match.

Chelynne Pringle (Hugo, Minn./Minnesota Storm) placed fifth in the tournament at 55 kg/121 lbs. She was defeated in a bronze-medal match by Sylwia Bilenska of Poland.

This is one of the Golden Grand Prix events, where athletes received prize money based upon their finish.

At Klippan, Sweden, March 5, 2006

48 kg/105.5 lbs.
Gold - Lilya Kaskarova (Russia)
Silver Clarissa Chun (USA)
Bronze - Sigrun Dobner (Germany)
Bronze - Stephanie Murata (USA)
5th - Maryna Markevich (Belarus)
5th - Caroline Lovqvist (Sweden)
7th - Olena Bondarenko (New Zealand)
8th - Katarsyna Zalewska (Poland)
9th - Ai Nakahama (Japan)
10th - Julita Omilusik (Poland)

51 kg/112.25 lbs.
Gold - Jenny Wong (USA)
Silver - Vanessa Boubryemm (France)
Bronze - Oleksandra Kohut (Ukraine)
Bronze - Inga Karamchekova (Russia)
5th - Jernnifer Bruck (Germany)
5th - Alexandra Englehardt (Germany)
7th - Alena Kareisha (Belarus)
8th - Nanne Pederson (Denmark)
9th - Marta Podedworna (Poland)
10th - Joanna Mills (Great Britian)

55 kg/121 lbs.
Gold - Natalia Golts (Russia)
Silver - Anna Gomis (France)
Bronze - Johanna Mattson (Sweden)
Bronze - Sylwia Bilenska (Poland)
5th - Magdelena Skrzepek (Poland)
5th - Chelynne Pringle (USA)
7th - Mika Kunieda (Japan)
8th - Kristine Skovmose (Norway)
9th - Kristin Olsborg (Norway)
10th - Katharina Peter (Germany)

59 kg/130 lbs.
Gold - Stefanie Stuber (Germany)
Silver - Sally Roberts (USA)
Bronze - Anne Christensen (Sweden)
Bronze - Natalia Ivanova (Russia)
5th - Viktoriya Zagavnova (Russia)
5th - Helene Lebon (France)
7th - Birgit Stern (Austria)
8th - Sandra Sobieski (Sweden)
9th - Maria Brede Jonsen (Norway)
10th - Sofia Cedweqvist (Sweden)

63 kg/138.75 lbs.
Gold - Monika Rogien (Poland)
Silver - Volha Khilko (Belarus)
Bronze - Alena Kartashova (Belarus)
Bronze - Erin Tomeo (USA)
5th - Justina Barciak (Poland)
5th - Nikola Hartmann (Austria)
7th - Helen Hennick (Canada)
8th - Stephanie Gross (Germany)
9th - Kayoko Kudo (Japan)
10th - Maria Muller (Germany)

67 kg/147.5 lbs.
Gold - Kristie Marano (USA)
Silver - Natalia Kuksina (Russia)
Bronze - Michaela Krizkova (Czech Republic)
Bronze - Hiroe Suzuki (Japan)
5th - Masira Admiraal (Netherlands)
5th - Paulina Grabowska (Poland)
7th - Lovali Runesdotter (Sweden)
8th - Gunhild Fretland (Norway)
9th - Laura Skujina (Latvia)
10th - Aureli Gerlac (France)

72 kg/158.5 lbs.
Gold - Anna Wawrzycka (Poland)
Silver - Anita Schaetzle (Germany)
Bronze - Svitlana Sayenko (Ukraine)
Bronze - Jenny Fransson (Sweden)
5th - Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria)
5th - Vasilisa Marzaliuk (Belarus)
7th - Nina Sklenkova (Czech Republic)
8th - Daria Nazarova (Russia)
9th - Agnieszka Wieczczek (Poland)
10th - Kristin Buttner (Germany)

Team Standings
1. Russia, 62 pts.
2. United States, 60 pts.
3. Poland, 54 pts.
4. Germany, 45 pts.
5. Sweden, 26 pts.
6. France, 25 pts.
7. Belarus, 25 pts.
8. Ukraine, 16 pts.
9. Japan, 16 pts.
10. Czech Republic, 12 pts.
11. HGB WT club, Sweden, 11 pts.
12. Austria, 10 pts.
13. Norway, 10 pts
14. Netherlands, 6 pts
15. Bulgaria, 6 pts.
16. New Zealand, 4 pts.
17. Canada, 4 pts.
18. Denmark, 3 pts.
19. Latvia, 2 pts.
20. Great Britain, 1 pt
21. Gallivare SK club, Sweden, 1 pt.

Outstanding Wrestler - Natalia Golts (Russia)

U.S. performances

48 kg/105.5 lbs., Clarissa Chun (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids), 2nd
WIN Katarsyna Zalewska (Poland), 7-1, 2-0
WIN Stephanie Murata (USA), 1-1, 3-0, 2-0
WIN Caroline Lovqvist (Sweden), 7-0, 3-0
LOSS Lilya Kaskarova (Russia), 2-4, 1-2

48 kg/105.5 lbs.- Stephanie Murata (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids), 3rd
WIN Yuki Sakamoto (Japan), 6-0, pin
LOSS Clarissa Chun (USA), 1-1, 0-3, 0-2
WIN Katarsyna Zalewska (Poland), pin 1:30
WIN Caroline Lovqvist (Sweden), pin 0:59

51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Jenny Wong (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids), 1st
WIN Inga Karamatchkova (Russia), 4-1, 0-1, 1-0
WIN Alaina Kareisha (Belarus), 1-1, 4-0
WIN Alexandra Englehart (Germany), pin 0:54
WIN Vanessa Boubryemm (France), 1-0, 2-0

55 kg/121 lbs. - Chelynne Pringle, Hugo, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 5th
WIN Maarit Nevamaki (Finland), 2-0, 6-0
WIN Mika Kunieda (Japan), 0-1, 1-0, 2-1
LOSS Anna Gomis (France) 0-4, 0-2
LOSS Sylwia Bilenska (Poland), 1-0, 1-1, 1-1

59 kg/130 lbs. - Sally Roberts (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC), 2nd
WIN Sofia Cedweqvist (Sweden), 2-0, 4-0
WIN Helene Lebon (France), 3-0, 4-4, 6-1
WIN Natalia Ivanova (Russia), 0-3, 6-0, 4-0
LOSS Stefanie Stuber (Germany), 0-1, 0-4

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Erin Tomeo (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids), 3rd
WIN Andora Hanazuka (Poland), 5-0, 0-2, 4-0
WIN Helen Hennick (Canada) pin 1:33
LOSS Monica Rogien (Poland), 2-0, 3-0
WIN Nikola Hartmann (Austria), 4-0, 5-0

67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Kristie Marano (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC), 1st
WIN Nadia Meyer (Switzerland), 6-1, pin 0:31
WIN Paulina Grabowska (Poland), pin 1:03
WIN Hiroe Suzuki (Japan), 1-0, pin 1:26
WIN Natalia Kuksina (Russia), 1-0, pin 0:58