Team USA Clinches 3 Medals at 2019 Women’s World Championships

Oct. 10, 2019, 12:48 p.m. (ET)

The American team clinched three medals after today’s performance at the 2019 Women’s Elite World Championships in Ulan Ude, Russia.

2018 Elite Women’s World Championships bronze medalists Danielle Perkins (Houston, Texas) guaranteed herself her second World Championship medal after putting on a dominating performance against Kristina Tkacheva of Russia. Perkins will compete in her semifinal bout against Katsiaryna Kavaleva on Saturday, Oct. 12. 

Rashida Ellis and Mikiah Kreps (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) continued their impressive World Championship debuts. Kreps took a 4-1 decision over Kazakhstan’s Dina Zholaman, while Ellis defeated the second-seeded Sudaporn Seesondee of Thailand, 4-1. 

Four other Americans, Ravven Brown (San Antonio, Texas) Krystal Dixon (New Rochelle, N.Y.), Naomi Graham (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Oshae Jones (Toledo, Ohio), stepped into the ring today, but fell short of advancing to the medal rounds, however, leave these World Championships with a top eight finish. 

Full results from today’s quarterfinal bouts can be seen below. Click here to follow Team USA’s final days in Russia. 

54 kg: Mikiah Kreps, Niagara N.Y./USA, dec. over Dina Zholaman/KAZ, 4-1
60 kg: Rashida Ellis, Lynn, Mass./USA, dec. over Sudaporn Seesondee/THA, 4-1
64 kg: Angela Carini/ITA dec. over Ravven Brown, San Antonio, Texas/USA, 5-0
69 kg: Saadat Dalgatova/RUS dec. over Oshae Jones, Toledo, Ohio/USA, 4-1
75 kg: Tammara Thibeault/CAN dec. over Naomi Graham, Colorado Springs, Colo./USA, 3-1
81 kg: Huong Thi Ngyuen/VIE dec. Krystal Dixon, New Rochelle, N.Y./USA, 3-2
81+ kg: Danielle Perkins, Houston, Texas/USA, dec. over Kristina Tkacheva/RUS, 5-0

Photo credit: Rob Skinner