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FILA PREVIEW: Women's freestyle Worlds preview and final rankings

By Bill May | Sept. 04, 2014, 11:12 a.m. (ET)

Mongolia's Sukhee Tserenchimed is a top medal hopeful at 60 kg at the World Wrestling Championships. Photo by T.R. Foley,

Mongolia Set to Challenge Japan for Female Team Title at World Championships

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (September 4) – One year ago, Mongolia grabbed five medals at the world championships in Budapest and came within two points of unseating perennial champion Japan in the team standings.

When the curtain goes up on the Female Wrestling events Wednesday, September 10, Mongolia will unveil a stronger team with the potential to win a medal at each weight category. Japan, in the meantime, brings in a squad eyeing, at least, half of the eight gold medals on offer.

Four of Mongolia’s five medalists from 2013 are back on the squad with the addition of potential point-getters 2013 junior world champion SUKHEE Tserenshimed (MGL) and BADRAKH Odonchimeg (MGL), who won the silver medal at 69kg at the Golden Grand Prix Final in July.

SUNDEV Byambatseren (MGL) is also back at 55kg to improve on her eighth place finish in Budapest after warming up with a title run at the Poland Open where she defeated European bronze medalist Irina OLOGONOVA (RUS) in the final.

Sundev, Sukhee and Badrakh all wrestle on the first day of women’s events. Japan will counter with defending world champion Eri TOSAKA (JPN) at 48kg, world bronze medalist Sara DOSHO (JPN), and GGP Final winner Chiho HAMADA (JPN).

On the second day of competition, Japan brings out the big guns -- Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) and Kaori ICHO (JPN) -- as well as second-ranked Hiroe SUZUKI (JPN) at 75kg, fresh off her triumph at the GGP Final in Baku.

The final day of women’s events, which coincides with the start of Greco-Roman, features 2013 world silver medalist SORONZONBOLD Battsetseg (MGL) taking the mats at 63kg.

Along with Japan and Mongolia, Russia brings in three current and former European champions including London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist Natalya VOROBIEVA (RUS) at 69kg while Canada’s new generation of stars is led by top-ranked Erica WIEBE (CAN) at 75kg.

The United States has a squad that features 2012 world champion Elena PRIZHOKOVA (USA) at 63kg, 2012 world runner-up Helen MAROULIS (USA) and 2013 world bronze medalist Adeline GRAY (USA).

Azerbaijan won the women’s team title in 2009 on the strength of their first-ever female world champions, Mariya STADNYK (AZE) and Yulia RATKEVICH (AZE). Stadnyk is one of the favorites at 48kg while Ratkevich, top-ranked at 60kg, joins the scrum at 58kg.

China, which had two world champions in Budapest – SUN Yanan (CHN) at 51kg and ZHANG Fengliu (CHN) at 72kg, is sending a less-experienced squad to Tashkent while focusing on the Asian Games closer to home in late September.

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48kg – Eri TOSAKA (JPN) won her first world title in Budapest with a pair of falls and technical falls, and defeated 51kg world champion SUN Yanan (CHN) in a World Cup match-up in March.

London 2012 silver medalist Mariya STADNYK (AZE) is back from maternity leave and has won five events this year, including the European championships and the GGP Final, to take the No.1 ranking from Tosaka.

Challenges to Stadnyk and Tosaka are expected to come from 2013 world bronze medalist Alyssa LAMPE (USA), Asian championships runner-up ERDENESUKH NARANGEREL (MGL), and European bronze medal winner Frederika PETERSSON (SWE).

53kg – Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) targets her 12th world championships title with European champion Sofia MATTSSON (SWE) and two-time silver medalist Maria PREVOLARAKI (GRE) in pursuit. Yoshida, who has won all of her world and Olympic titles at 55kg, got off to a great start at 53kg in March with three one-sided wins at the World Cup.

Mattsson, the world silver medalist at 55kg in 2013, is looking for a second chance at Yoshida after a 5-0 loss in Budapest, while GGP Final winner Prevolaraki is looking forward for her first meeting with Japanese dynamo.

Further challenges could come from 2013 world silver medalist SUMIYA Erdenechimeg (MGL), junior world champ Natalya MALYSHEVA (RUS), and Jillian GALLAYS (CAN), who has made huge strides over the summer under the tutelage of former Yoshida rival Tonya VERBEEK (CAN).

55kg – Marwa AMRI (TUN) became the first wrestler from Africa to reach the top the FILA World Rankings in August, with five tournament wins in 2014 beginning with the prestigious Klippan Open.

A medal in Tashkent for Amri would be a first for Tunisian wrestling and the third in the women’s events for Africa. Ifeoma IHEANACHO (NGR) won world bronze medals at 67kg in 2009 and 2010.

Former junior world champion Chiho HAMADA (JPN) has come on strong in the summer with a wins in the student world championships and the GGP Final. Other challengers at 55kg will include Klippan Open runner-up Helen MAROULIS (USA) and Poland Open winner SUNDEV Byambatseren (MGL).

58kg – Kaori ICHO (JPN) won her eighth world title in Budapest to tie former teammate Hitomi OBARA (JPN) for No.3 on the all-time world titles list. In Tashkent, Icho will have a chance to win No.9 and draw even with Greco-Roman legend Alexander KARELIN (RUS) at No.2.

Icho, however, will face a hornets’ nest of challengers beginning with London 2012 bronze medalist Yuliya RATKEVICH (AZE) and including 2013 world bronze medalists Emese BARKA (HUN), TUNGALAG Munkhtuya (MGL) and Valeria KOBLOVA (RUS).

60kg – With top-ranked Yuliya RATKEVICH (AZE) at 58kg, the door is wide open to all challengers with Pan American champion Michelle FAZZARI (CAN) and European winner Johanna MATTSSON (SWE) leading the charge to take up the gauntlet.

Last year’s finalists at 59kg in Budapest, Marianna SASTIN (HUN) and Taybe YUSEIN (BUL) may also be in the mix, even though Sastin has not reached the podium since the Klippan Open in February. Taybe defeated Ratkevich in the European championship quarterfinals, but lost to Mattsson in the semis.

Meanwhile, 2013 junior world champion SUKHEE Tserenchimed (MGL) and three-time junior world bronze medalist Petra OLLI (FIN) are eager to be heard at the senior level. Five-time former European champ Natalya GOLTS (RUS) and GGP Final runner-up Katsuki SAKAGAMI (JPN) will make it interesting.

63kg – Anastasija GRIGORJEVA (LAT) has won eight of 10 events she has wrestled in since the London 2012 Games, including her second and third European championship crowns. She missed last year’s world championships because of neck problems, but appears determined to wrestle this year.

World bronze medalist Elena PIROZHKOVA (USA) won the world title in 2012, and 2013 silver medalist SORONZONBOLD Battsetseg (MGL) won the 2010 world title at 59kg. Pirozhkova won the GGP Final in July and Soronzonbold the Poland Open in August.

Two-time Olympic Games bronze medalist Jackeline RENTERIA CASTILLO (COL) may well be the X factor at 63kg, after throwing Icho to her back in their semifinal match-up in Budapest but ultimately settling for fifth place.

Befitting its scheduling with the first two events in Greco-Roman, 63kg features three of the most dynamic lock-and-launch wrestlers – Grigorjeva, Soronzonbold, and Renteria Castillo – in female wrestling.

69kg – London 2012 gold medalist Natalya VOROBIEVA (RUS) was one takedown away from her first world title last year when she was whipped to her back by ZHANG Fengliu (CHN) and pinned in the 72kg final.

This year Vorobieva has been on quest, winning the Yarygin Grand Prix and her second European championship crown. Her only loss in 2014 was to Sara DOSHO (JPN) in the final of the World Cup.

World bronze medalist Dosho leads the group of challengers which include 2013 world champion at 67kg Alina MAKHINIA (UKR) as well as 2012 world champion Jenny FRANSSON (SWE) and GGP Final runner-up BADRAKH Odonchimeg (MGL).

75kg – Since finishing seventh in Budapest one year ago, Erica WIEBE (CAN) has won seven events, including the Klippan Open and the German Grand Prix. She has also defeated 2013 world champion ZHANG Fengliu (CHN), 2011 world silver medalist Ekaterina BUKINA (RUS) and European silver medalist Vasilisa MARZALIUK (BLR).

At the same time, she has also lost to Hiroe SUZUKI (JPN) and Adeline GRAY (USA) at the NYAC International last November, and to Bukina and Zhang at the World Cup in March.

Second-ranked Suzuki was triumphant at the GGP Final in July with wins over Marzaliuk and Gray, while Bukina stopped 2013 world bronze medalist OCHIRBAT Burmaa (MGL) and Marzaliuk for the Poland Open crown.

Five-time world champion Stanka ZLATEVA returned to the mats in April and won her sixth European championship crown. Zlateva, however, lost to Gray in the GGP Final semifinals but bounced back for a bronze medal.

Mongolia, Russia Win in Poland, Make Gains in Female Rankings

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (September 4) – World team candidates from Mongolia and Russia won three weight categories each as the Poland Open wrestling tournament put the final tweaks to the FILA World Rankings for Female Wrestling before the world championships.

World silver medalist SORONZONBOLD Battsetseg (MGL) and world team member SUNDEV Byambatseren (MGL) vaulted 11 places in the rankings with wins at 63kg and 55kg, respectively, while 2013 junior world champ SUKHEE Tserenchimeg (MGL) climbed four places to No.6 at 60kg.

Soronzonbold, No.1 in January at 63kg, slumped all the way to No.18 over the summer, but rebounded to No.7 with her triumph at 63kg in Poland. Sundev, meanwhile, No.7 in March after four World Cup wins, dipped to 16th before coming back with a personal best of No.5 in the rankings at 55kg.

Russia’s three victors, meanwhile, did not see any major changes in their rankings as all three, including London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS), are already listed in the top five of their categories.

European champion Vorobieva is ranked No.1 at 69kg, while Valeria KOBLOVA-ZHOLOBOVA (RUS), also a European champion, remains third-ranked at 58kg behind eight-time world champion Kaori ICHO (JPN) and Asia champion Risako KAWAI (JPN).

European bronze medalist Ekaterina BUKINA (RUS) avenged a technical fall loss in April to Vasilisa MARZALIUK (BLR) in Poland and edged up one place to No.4 in the rankings.

In the two lightest weight categories, 2012 European champion Iwona MATKOWSKA (POL) and Betzabeth ARGUELLO (VEN) both made their rankings debut at No.13.

Matkowska won her second tourney in a row at 48kg while Arguello made her third trip to the medals podium this year with a win over 2013 world silver medalist SUMIYA Erdennechimeg (MGL).

The rankings are listed by the wrestler’s name, country code, the wrestler’s most notable or most recent result, and the wrestler’s position in the previous rankings.

48kg – Former European champion Iwona MATKOWSKA (POL) added the Poland Open title to the Spanish Grand Prix crown she won in July in her return to international competition and breaks into the rankings at No. 13.

Matkowska tagged Asia silver medal winner ERDENESUKH Narangerel (MGL) with a technical fall in the semifinals and defeated Alina MOREVA (RUS), 8-1, in the final. Erdenesukh holds steady at No.9 while Russian world team member Moreva enters the rankings at No.14.

1. Mariya STADNYK (AZE) – GGP Final No.1 (1)
2. Eri TOSAKA (JPN) – World No.1 (2)
3. SUN Yanan (CHN) – World No.1@51kg (3)
4. Jessica MacDONALD (CAN) – Canada Cup No.1 (4)
5. Victoria ANTHONY (USA) – Pan America No.1 (5)
6. Yuki IRIE (JPN) – GGP Final No.3 (6)
7. Alyssa LAMPE (USA) – Klippan Open No.3 (7)
8. Tatyana AMANZHOL-BAKATYUK (KAZ) – Asia No.1 (8)
9. ERDENESUKH Narangerel (MGL) – GGP Final No.3 (9)
10. Frederika PETERSSON (SWE) – Europe No.3 (10)
11. Jasmine MIAN (CAN) – World University No.1 (11)
12. Natalya PULKOVSKA (UKR) – Europe No.2 (12)
13. Iwona MATKOWSKA (POL) – Poland Open No.1 (not ranked)
14. Alina MOREVA (RUS) – Poland Open No.2 (nr)
15. Elena VOSTRIKOVA (RUS) – GGP Final No.2 (13)
16. Vinesh VINESH (IND) – Commonwealth Games No.1 (14)
17. Nadeshda FEDOROVA (RUS) – Europe No.3 (15)
18. Carolina CASTILLO HIDALGO (COL) – Canada Cup No.2 (16)
19. Mayelis CARIPA CASTILLO (VEN) – CAC Games No.2 (17)
20. Elitsa YANKOVA (BUL) – Dan Kolov No.2 (18)

53kg – South American Games silver medalist Betzabeth ARGUELLO (VEN) defeated 2013 European champion Roksana ZASINA (POL) and world silver medalist SUMIYA Erdennechimeg (MGL) for the Poland Open crown and No.13 in the rankings.

Natalya MALYSHEVA (RUS) won the junior world title at 51kg and ALTANTSETSEG Battsetseg (MGL) at 55kg to hold on to their No.9 and No.11 rankings, respectively.

1. Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) – World No.1 (1)
2. Maria GUROVA (RUS) – Europe No.1 (2)
3. Sofia MATTSSON (SWE) – Europe No.1@55kg (3)
4. Helen MAROULIS (USA) – Austrian Open No.1 (4)
5. Maria PREVOLARAKI (GRE) – GGP Final No.1 (5)
6. ZHONG Xuechun (CHN) – Asia No.1 (6)
7. Natalia BUDU (ROU) – Europe No.3 (7)
8. Tatiana DEBIEN (FRA) – German GP No.1 (8)
9. Natalya MALYSHEVA (RUS) – World Jr No.1 (9)
10. Nadeshda SHUSHKO (BLR) – GGP Final No.2 (10)
11. ALTANTSETSEG Battsetseg (MGL) – World Jr No.1@55kg (11)
12. Nanami IRIE (JPN) – GGP Final No.3 (12)
13. Betzabeth ARGUELLO (VEN) – Poland Open No.1 (nr)
14. SUMIYA Erdennechimeg (MGL) – Mongolian Open No.3 (13)
15. Brittanee LAVERDURE (CAN) – Pan America No.2 (15)
16. Roksana ZASINA (POL) – Spanish GP No.2 (16)
17. Aurelie BASSET (FRA) – Austrian Open No.3 (16)
18. Odunayo ADEKUROYE (NGR) – Commonwealth Games No.1 (20)
19. Liliya HORISHNA (UKR) – Medved Prizes No.2 (19)
20. Lalita LALITA (IND) – Commonwealth Games No. 2 (14)

55kg – London 2012 Olympian SUNDEV Byambatseren (MGL) rolled over Asian silver medalist PUREVDORJ Orkhon (MGL), 9-5, in the first round and stopped European bronze medalist Irina OLOGONOVA (RUS) in the final of the Poland Open to bound from No.16 in the rankings to No.5.

African champion Marwa AMRI, who moved to the top of the rankings last month, fell in the semifinals, 6-4, to Ologonova. Amri, however, bounced back in the bronze medal final with a technical fall over Evelina NIKOLOVA (BUL) and held onto the No.1 ranking.

1. Marwa AMRI (TUN) – Spanish GP No.1 (1)
2. Jill GALLAYS (CAN) – German GP No.1 (2)
3. Chiho HAMADA (JPN) – GGP Final No.1 (3)
4. Kanako MURATA (JPN) – Yarygin GGP No.1 (4)
5. SUNDEV Byambatseren (MGL) – Poland Open No.1 (16)
6. Irina OLOGONOVA (RUS) – Poland Open No.2 (6)
7. Anna ZWIRYDOWSKA (POL) – Europe No.2 (8)
8. Zalina SIDAKOVA (BLR) – Medved Prizes No.1 (5)
9. PUREVDORJ Orkhon (MGL) – GGP Final No.2 (9)
10. Irina HUSYAK (UKR) – Medved Prizes No.2 (7)
11. Mimi HRISTOVA (BUL) – Europe No.3 (10)
12. JONG Sun-In (PRK) – Asia No.1 (11)
13. Tatyana KIT (UKR) – World University No.3 (12)
14. Samantha STEWART (CAN) – World University No.3 (13)
15. Katsiaryna HANCHAR (BLR) – GGP Final No.3 (14)
16. Bediha GUN (TUR) – Europe Jr No.3 (15)
17. Aiym ABDILDINA (KAZ) – Asia No.3 (17)
18. GUAN Yajing (CHN) – Asia No.3 (18)
19. Karima SANCHEZ RAMIS (ESP) – Spanish GP No.2 (19)
20. Evelina NIKOLOVA (BUL) – Dan Kolov No.2 (20)

58kg – European champion Valeria KOBLOVA-ZHOLOBOVA (RUS) defeated Pan American champion Michell FAZZARI (CAN), 9-2, in the quarterfinals and pinned Anna ZWIRYDOWSKA (POL) in the semifinals on her way to victory at the Poland Open.

Koblova-Zholobova, a bronze medalist at 55kg in Budapest, remains positioned behind Kaori ICHO (JPN) and Risako KAWAI (JPN) at No.3 in the rankings. Fazzari, meanwhile, is ranked No.2 at 60kg while European silver medalist Zwirydowska is No.7 at 55kg.

1. Kaori ICHO (JPN) – Yarygin GGP No.1 (1)
2. Risako KAWAI (JPN) – Asia No.1 (2)
3. Valeria KOBLOVA-ZHOLOBOVA (RUS) – Europe No.1 (3)
4. Petra OLLI (FIN) – Europe No.3 (4)
5. Emese BARKA (HUN) – World University No.1 (5)
6. Anna VASILENKO (UKR) – GGP Final No.1 (6)
7. Irina NETREBA (AZE) – Europe No.2 (7)
8. Braxton STONE (CAN) – Klippan Open No.3 (8)
9. Allison RAGAN (USA) – GGP Final No.2 (9)
10. Marianna SASTIN (HUN) – Klippan Open No.3 (10)
11. Natalia GOLTS (RUS) – Poland Open No.3 (11)
12. Joice SOUZA DE SILVA (BRA) – Dan Kolov No.3 (12)
13. ZHOU Zhangting (CHN) – Schultz Memorial No.1 (13)
14. Sandra ROA VALENDI (COL) – CAC Games No.1 (14)
15. Viktoria BOBEVA (BUL) – Europe No.3 (15)
16. Jazmyne BARKER (CAN) – Austrian Open No.1 (16)
17. Lissette ANTES CASTILLO (ECU) – Pan America No.1 (17)
18. BAATARJAV Shooydor (MGL) – Asia No.2 (19)
19. Hela RIABI (TUN) – Africa No.1 (18)
20. HAN Kum-Ok (PRK) – Asia No.3 (20)

60kg – Junior world champion SUKHEE Tserenchimed (MGL) stormed from behind with 10 points in the second period for a 12-12 criteria win over 2013 world silver medalist Taybe YUSEIN (BUL) at the Poland Open to climb to No.6 in the rankings.

Taybe, who lost to Marianna SASTIN (HUN) three times in 2013 including the 59kg world championship final, defeated the world champ in the semifinals, 4-2.

1. Yulia RATKEVICH (AZE) – GGP Final No.1 (1)
2. Michelle FAZZARI (CAN) – Pan America No.1 (2)
3. Katsuki SAKAGAMI (JPN) – GGP Final No.2 (3)
4. ZHANG Lan (CHN) – Asia No.1 (4)
5. Johanna MATTSSON (SWE) – Europe No.1 (5)
6. SUKHEE Tserenchimed (MGL) – Poland Open No.1 (10)
7. Anastassia HUCHOK (BLR) – German GP No.2 (6)
8. Taybe YUSEIN (BUL) – Europe No.3 (7)
9. Zhargalma TSYRENOVA (RUS) – German GP No.1 (8)
10. Aisuluu TYNYBEKOVA (KGZ) – Asia No.2 (9)
11. Svetlana LIPATOVA (RUS) – Poland Open No.3 (11)
12. Justine BOUCHARD (CAN) – Pan America No.2 (12)
13. Olga BUTKEVICH (GBR) – Europe No.3 (13)
14. MUNKHTUYA Tungalag (MGL) – Mongolian Open No.2 (14)
15. Hafize SAHIN (TUR) – Dan Kolov No.2 (15)
16. Oksana HERHEL (UKR) – European Jr No.2 (16)
17. Ramona GALAMBOS (HUN) – European Jr No.3 (17)
18. Tatyana LAVRENCHUK (UKR) – Dan Kolov No.1 (18)
19. Jennifer PAGE (USA) – Klippan Open No.3 (19)
20. Yaquelin STORNELL (CUB) – CAC Games No.3 (20)

63kg – World silver medalist SORONZONBOLD Battsetseg (MGL) had to come from behind twice in the early rounds but cobbled together four wins at the Poland Open for her first tournament triumph of 2014. The victory lifted the London 2012 bronze medalist to No.7 in the rankings.

Nadine WEINAUGE (GER), 15th at the European championships in April, won her second bronze medal of the summer at the Poland Open and joins the rankings at No. 13.

1. Anastasija GRIGORJEVA (LAT) – Europe No.1 (1)
2. Jackeline RENTARIA CASTILLO (COL) – Pan America No.1 (2)
3. Elena PIROZHKOVA (USA) – GGP Final No.1 (3)
4. Yurika ITO (JPN) – GGP Final No.2 (4)
5. Yulia TKACH (UKR) – GGP Final No.3 (5)
6. Henna JOHANSSON (SWE) – Spanish GP No.2 (6)
7. SORONZONBOLD Battsetseg (MGL) – Poland Open No.1 (18)
8. XILUO Zhuoma (CHN) – Schultz Memorial No.2 (7)
9. Danielle LAPPAGE (CAN) – Commonwealth Games No.1 (8)
10. Monica MICHALIK (POL) – German GP No.1 (9)
11. Yulia PRONTSEVICH (RUS) – German GP No.2 (10)
12. Ekaterina LARIONOVA (KAZ) – World Jr No.2 (12)
13. Nadine WEINAUGE (GER) – Poland Open No.3 (nr)
14. Maria MAMASHUK (BLR) – Europe No.2 (11)
15. Inna TRAZHUKOVA (RUS) - Klippan Open No.3 (13)
16. Buse TOSUN (TUR) – European Jr No.1 (15)
17. Dzhanan MANOLOVA (BUL) – Europe No.3 (14)
18. Breanne GRAHAM (CAN) – Austrian Open No.2 (16)
19. Blessing OBORUDUDU (NGR) – Commonwealth Games No.3 (17)
20. Lais OLIVIERA (BRA) – Pan American No.2 (20)

69kg – London 2012 gold medalist Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS) pinned all three of her opponents in Poland to tighten her grip on the No.1 ranking at the final major test before the world championships in Tashkent.

Laura SKUJINA (LAT) defeated Aline FOCKEN (GER), 8-6, in the semifinals and edged past the Klippan Open and German Grand Prix winner for No.6 in the rankings.

1. Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS) – Europe No.1 (1)
2. Jenny FRANSSON (SWE) – GGP Final No.1 (2)
3. Alina MAKHINYA (UKR) – GGP Final No.3 (3)
4. Sara DOSHO (JPN) – Asia No.1 (4)
5. Dorothy YEATS (CAN) – Commonwealth Games No.1 (6)
6. Laura SKUJINA (LAT) – Poland Open No.2 (7)
7. Aline FOCKEN (GER) – Spanish GP No.2 (5)
8. BADRAKH Odonchimeg (MGL) – GGP Final No.2 (8)
9. Darima SANZHEEVA (RUS) – World University No.3 (9)
10. Ilana KRATYSH (ISR) – Europe No.2 (10)
11. Elmira SYZDYKOVA (KAZ) – Poland Open No.3 (12)
12. SHARKUU Tumentsetseg (MGL) – Asia No.2 (11)
13. Randi MILLER (USA) – Klippan Open No.2 (13)
14. Adina POPESCU (ROU) – World University No.3 (14)
15. Svetlana SAENKO (MDA) – Europe No.5 (20)
16. Dalma CANEVA (ITA) – World Jr No.2 (17)
17. Enass MOUSTAFA (EGY) – Africa No.1 (15)
18. Ifeoma IHEANACHO (NGR) – Africa No.3 (16)
19. Ragneta GURBANZADE (AZE) – World Jr No.3 (19)
20. Justina DISTACIO (CAN) – Austrian Open No.1 (18)

75kg – Former world silver medalist Ekaterina BUKINA (RUS) breezed past 2013 bronze medalist OCHIRBAT Burmaa (MGL) in the semifinals by technical fall and scored four points in the second period to edge Vasilisa MARZALIUK (BLR), 4-3, in the final of the Poland Open.

Epp MAE (EST) reached the medals podium for the third month in a row with her bronze medal in Poland, and climbed to a personal best of No.11 in the rankings.

1. Erica WIEBE (CAN) – Commonwealth Games No.1 (1)
2. Hiroe SUZUKI (JPN) – GGP Final No.1 (2)
3. Vasilisa MARZALIUK (BLR) – GGP Final No.3 (3)
4. Ekaterina BUKINA (RUS) – Europe No.3 (5)
5. Adeline GRAY (USA) – GGP Final No.2 (4)
6. Gouzel MANYUROVA (KAZ) – Asia No.1 (6)
7. Stanka ZLATEVA (BUL) – Europe No.1 (7)
8. ZHOU Feng (CHN) – Asia No.2 (8)
9. OCHIRBAT Burmaa (MGL) – Mongolian Open No.2 (9)
10. Aline SILVA FERREIRA (BRA) – SA Games No.1 (10)
11. Epp MAE (EST) – Poland Open No.3 (18)
12. Alena STARODUBTSEVA (RUS) – Spanish GP No.2 (11)
13. Maria SELMAIER (GER) – German GP No.3 (12)
14. Lisset HECHEVARRIA MEDINA (CUB) – Pan America No.1 (13)
15. Andrea OLAYA GUTEIERREZ (COL) – Pan America No.2 (14)
16. ZHANG Fengliu (CHN) – Schultz Memorial No.2 (15)
17. Katerina BURMISTROVA (UKR) – Europe No.3 (16)
18. Zsanett NEMETH (HUN) – Spanish GP No.5 (17)
19. Sabira ALIEVA (AZE) – World Jr No.1 (nr)
20. Laure ALI ANNABEL (CMR) – Africa No.1 (19)