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World Championships Notebook: Women's Freestyle 48 kg, 53 kg, 60 kg and 69 kg

By Richard Immel, USA Wrestling | Aug. 24, 2017, 9:34 a.m. (ET)

Photo: Victoria Anthony (United States) works for a fall against Vinesh (India) at the World Championships in Paris, France. Photo by Marky Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com.

Day four notebook for the morning session of women’s freestyle wrestling at the 2017 World Championships. The notebook features notable results and moments across all weight categories. 

48 kg/105.5 lbs.
Medal Matches
Gold – World No. 3 Yui Susake (Japan) vs. World No. 8 Alina Emilia Vuc (Romania)
Bronze – World No. 19 Son-Hyang Kim (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) vs. World No. 5 Victoria Anthony (United States)
Bronze – UR Evin Demirhan (Turkey) vs. UR Violeta Chyryk (Belarus)

Semifinals
- Three-time Cadet World champion Yui Susake (Japan) dec. Asian silver medalist Son-Hyang Kim (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), 5-2.
- Two-time European medalist Alina Emilia Vuc (Romania) tech. fall University World bronze Evin Demirhan (Turkey), 13-2.

Quarterfinals
- Three-time Cadet World champion Yui Susake (Japan) defeats Victoria Anthony (United States) by 11-0 technical fall. Susake led 3-0 at the break, and finished the match with a takedown to multiple leg lace combination.
- Asian silver medalist Son-Hyang Kim (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) dec. Two-time Olympian Patricia Bermudez (Argentina), 7-4.

Round of 16
- Two-time Olympian Patricia Bermudez (Argentina) dec. 2015 Junior World champion Turkhan Nasirova (Azerbaijan), 11-8.
- Victoria Anthony (United States) overcomes 4-0 deficit to pin 2017 Asian silver medalist Vinesh (India) at the 5:09 mark. Anthony gave up two first-period takedowns, but kept the pressure on. She scored a takedown early in the second period, then struck with a pancake to the pin.
- Two-time University World medalist Anna Lukasiak (Poland) dec. two-time World medalist Jyldyz Eshimova (Kazakhstan), 3-3.

Round of 32
- Victoria Anthony (United States) gets the ball rolling with a 28-second technical fall over Miran Cheon (Korea). Anthony struck with an inside trip, followed by four gut wrenches, to get the 10-0 win.
- 2016 Pan American champion Jasmine Mian (Canada) pins World No. 12 Daria Leksina (Russia).

53 kg/116.5 lbs.
Medal Matches
Gold – World No. 4 Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Belarus) vs. World No. 1 Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
Bronze – UR Estera Dobre (Romania) vs. World No. 11 Maria Prevolaraki (Greece)
Bronze – World No. 14 Roksana Zasina (Poland) vs. UR Tong-Mi Pak (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

Semifinals
- 2017 European champion Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Belarus) dec. Five-time European medalist Estera Dobre (Romania), 8-2.
- 2016 World champion Mayu Mukaida (Japan) dec. World No. 14 Roksana Zasina (Poland), 5-1

Quarterfinals
- World No. 14 Roksana Zasina (Poland) defeats Haley Augello (United States), 8-2. Augello was the aggressor throughout, but couldn’t convert on multiple attempts. Zasina countered three Augello single leg attempts into takedowns. She also turned Augello once from top. Augello’s points came from a caution and two for fleeing on Zasina.
- 2016 World champion Mayu Mukaida (Japan) dec. two- time Junior World silver medalist Stalvira Orshush (Russia), 5-0.
- 2017 European champion Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Belarus) dec. 2012 World bronze medalist Maria Prevolaraki (Greece), 6-4.

Round of 16
- Haley Augello (United States) picks up second win on the day in controlled fashion. She took out Lannuan Luo (China), 3-0. Augello scored on a step out point and two shot clock points.
- Two-time Junior World silver medalist Stalvira Orshush (Russia) tech. fall two-time World medalist Otgontsetseg Davaasukh (Mongolia), 10-0.

Round of 32
- Two-time Junior World silver medalist Stalvira Orshush (Russia) tech. fall three-time World medalist Jessica MacDonald (Canada), 10-0.
- Haley Augello (United States) cruises to 10-0 win over two-time Asian medalist Thi Hang Vu (Vietnam). Augello scored three takedowns and two turns to end it in the first period.
- Two-time World medalist Otgontsetseg Davaasukh (Mongolia) dec. two-time European bronze medalist Nina Hemmer (Germany), 8-6.

60 kg/132 lbs.
Medal Matches
Gold – World No. 3 Alli Ragan (United States) vs. World No. 1 Risako Kawai (Japan)
Bronze – World No. 4 Anastasija Grigorjeva (Latvia) vs. World No. 17 (At 58 kg) Luisa Niemesch (Germany)
Bronze – World No. 11 Johanna Mattsson (Sweden) vs. World No. 12 Shoovdor Baatarjav (Mongolia)

Semifinals
- 2016 World silver medalist Alli Ragan (United States) fall 2014 World bronze medalist Anastasija Grigorjeva (Latvia), 4:43.
- 2016 Olympic champion Risako Kawai (Japan) dec. 2017 European bronze medalist Johanna Mattsson (Sweden), 6-0.

Quarterfinals
- 2016 World silver medalist Alli Ragan (United States) becomes first U.S. semifinalist of the day with gritty 4-0 win over 2017 European bronze medalist Luisa Niemesch (Germany). Ragan scored two points off shot clock expirations and a takedown late in the second period to cement the match.
- 2016 Olympic champion Risako Kawai (Japan) tech. fall 2016 World bronze medalist Linda Morais (Canada), 10-0.

Round of 16
- 2016 World silver medalist Alli Ragan (United States) wins her first bout of the day 10-0 over two-time University World medalist Gabriella Sleisz (Hungary). Ragan picked up five methodical takedowns to get the win.
- 2017 European bronze medalist Luisa Niemesch (Germany) dec. 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik (India), 3-2.
- 2016 Olympic champion Risako Kawai (Japan) won a 6-2 decision over 2014 Asian silver medalist Shoovdor Baatarjav (Mongolia).

Round of 32
- 2016 Olympic champion Risako Kawai (Japan) wins by injury default over 2017 European champion Lyubov Ovcharova (Russia) in battle of World No. 1 versus World No. 2. Ovcharova was leading 2-0 before her knee gave out and was forced to pull from the match.

69 kg/152 lbs.
Medal Matches
Gold – World No. 1 Sara Dosho (Japan) vs. World No. 7 Aline Focken (Germany)
Bronze – World No. 16 Martina Kuenz (Austria) vs. World No. 4 Koumba Larroque (France)
Bronze – UR Yue Han (China) vs. World No. 11 Elmira Syzdykova (Kazakhstan)

Semifinals
- 2016 Olympic champion Sara Dosho (Japan) dec. 2017 U23 European silver medalist Martina Kuenz (Austria), 6-0.
- 2014 World champion Aline Focken (Germany) dec. 2016 Junior World silver medalist Yue Han (China), 5-3.

Quarterfinals
- 2016 Junior World silver medalist Yue Han (China) defeats Tamyra Mensah (United States), 5-2. Mensah was in deep on several shot attempts, but had trouble converting. Han scored two takedowns on counters and one shot clock point. Mensah grabbed a takedown late, but couldn’t mount a comeback.
- 2016 Olympic champion Sara Dosho (Japan) dec. 2017 European champion Anastasia Bratchikova (Russia), 8-0.
- 2014 World champion Aline Focken (Germany) pins three-time World medalist Nasanburmaa Ochirbat (Mongolia) in 4:32.

Round of 16
- 2016 Olympic champion Sara Dosho (Japan) edges two-time Junior World champion Koumba Larroque (France), 3-3.
- 2014 World champion Aline Focken (Germany) dec. 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Elmira Syzdykova (Kazakhstan), 9-3.