Two Women Claim First Medals for Bulgaria at World Wrestling Championship

Sports | September 11, 2015, Friday // 10:46
Bulgaria: Two Women Claim First Medals for Bulgaria at World Wrestling Championship Taybe Mustafa Yusein (blue) of Bulgaria reacts after defeating Anastasija Grigorjeva (red) of Latvia in their women`s Freestyle 63kg bronze medal match at the Wrestling World Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 10 September 2015. Photo: EPA

Two women claimed the first medals for Bulgaria at the World Wrestling Championship, which is taking place in Las Vegas.

Evelina Georgieva in the 55 kg weight class and Taybe Yusein in the 63 kg weight class won two bronze medals in the women's freestyle.

In the 1/8 final, Georgieva defeated Bediha Gun from Turkey by fall and then lost the quarterfinal to Helen Maroulis from the US by fall.

In the repechage, the Bulgarian defeated Brenda Salazar from Mexico by fall and won the bronze medal match against Qianyu Pang from China again by fall.

Yusein defeated successively Valeriia Lazinskaia from Russia by fall in the qualification, Monika Michalik from Poland by 5-2 in the 1/8 final and Sandra Velandia from Colombia by technical fall in the quarterfinal.

She lost to Battsetseg Soronzobold from Mongolia by technical fall in the semifinal, but won the bronze medal match against Anastasija Grigorjeva from Latvia by technical fall.

Bulgaria did not win any medals in the Graeco-Roman style.

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