2022 U20 World Championships

UWW U20 World Championships Match Notes - Day 4

UWW U20 World Championships Match Notes - Day 4

Sofia Macaluso and Amit Elor reached the semifinals while Audrey Jimenez wrestles for gold and Tristan Kelly for bronze.

Aug 18, 2022 by Kyle Klingman
UWW U20 World Championships Match Notes - Day 4

It was all women's freestyle on the fourth day of the U20 World Championships. Sofia Macaluso (57 kg) and Amit Elor (72 kg) reached the semifinals while Audrey Jimenez (50 kg) wrestles for gold and Tristan Kelly (76 kg) wrestles for bronze. The action begins at 9:45 a.m. Eastern.

SEMIFINALS (57 kg): Sofia Macaluso (USA) FALL Melda Dernikci (Turkey), 2:37

First period: Macaluso gets started off the whistle and scores a few seconds later for a 2-0 lead. Dernikci scores a step-out to cut the lead in half. Macaluso counters a shot for a takedown and goes into a series of laces to take a 10-1 lead with 55 seconds to go in the period. Macaluso gives up two points on an exposure but counters the position and gets the fall with 23 seconds remaining. She will wrestle for a gold medal tomorrow.

SEMIFINALS (72 kg): Amit Elor (USA) over Reetika Reetika (India), 12-1

First period: Reetika scores a step-out on a shot to take a 1-0 lead. Elor scores a takedown on the edge then scores again on a go-behind and a gut for a 6-1 lead. Elor scores on another go-behind and picks up a pair of leg laces for a 12-1 tech and a spot in the gold medal finals.

GOLD MEDAL MATCH (50 kg): Umi Ito (Japan) over Audrey Jimenez (USA), 10-0

First period: Ito scores within 15 seconds on a go-behind for a 2-0 lead then picks up a takedown and turn a few seconds later to race to a 6-0 lead. Ito goes up 8-0 with another takedown then counters a Jimenez shot several seconds later for the 10-0 tech and gold medal. Jimenez wins the silver medal.

BRONZE MEDAL MATCH (76 kg): Tristan Kelly (USA) FALL Daniella Tkachuk (Poland), 3:58

First period: Kelly gets the first point after an activity clock violation after a minute of action. Tkachuk counters a Kelly shot for two but Kelly picks up the exposure on a reversal to take a 3-2 lead at the break.

Second period: Kelly hits a snatch single then drives to a double for four and picks up a fall with 2:02 left in the period. Tristan Kelly wins the bronze medal.