Graham Advances to Quarterfinals of 2019 World Championships

Oct. 08, 2019, 11:04 a.m. (ET)
2018 Elite Women’s World Championships bronze medalist Naomi Graham (Colorado Springs, Colo.) stepped into the ring this morning for the first time at the 2019 World Championships in Ulan Ude, Russia.

Graham defeated Atheyna Bylon of Panama by a 3-2 decision to advance to Thursday’s quarterfinal bout against a familiar foe, Canadian Tammara Thibeault. 

Three members of Team USA will step into the ring tomorrow, Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.), Oshae Jones (Toledo, Ohio) and Mikiah Kreps (Niagara Falls, N.Y.). Their session will begin at 6:00 a.m. EST, with the link to the live stream here.

For complete results and updates on the American team, click here.

Results
75 kg: Naomi Graham, Colorado Springs, Colo./USA, dec. over Atheyna Bylon/PAN, 3-2