Japan lead the women's team standings at the United World Wresting (UWW) Junior World Championships having picked up two gold medals in Trnava in Slovakia today.
Success for Yui Susaki and Saki Igarashi in the respective 50 kilograms and 55kg finals has helped the country amass an unrivalled 100 points following the fourth day of competition at the Mestská športová venue.
Susaki beat Germany’s Ellen Riesterer 10-0, while Igarashi defeated Mongolia’s Khaliunaa Bayaraa by the same scoreline.
Kazakhstan’s Marina Zakshevskaya and Russia’s Veronika Gurskaya were the 50kg bronze medallists.
Sharing the third step of the 55kg podium were Russia’s Ekaterina Verbina and China’s Hou Jiajing.
Japan did not have things all their own way today, however, with Sae Nanjo losing 5-4 to Moldova’s Anastasia Nichita in the 59kg final.
Ukraine’s Tetiana Rizhko and India’s Anshu Anshu were the bronze medallists.
Women's Wrestling Team Scores After Day 4— United World Wrestling (@wrestling) September 20, 2018
GOLD – Japan (100 points)
SILVER – Russia (85 points)
BRONZE – China (68 points)
Fourth – Ukraine (50 points)
Fifth – India (37 points)
Also triumphing today were Russia's Khanum Velieva, who overcame the United States’ Macey Ellen Kilty 7-0 in the 68kg final, and China’s Huang Yuanyuan, who beat Russia’s Elmira Khalaeva 6-0 in the 76kg final.
Japan’s Miwa Morikawa and Ukraine’s Alina Rudnytska Levytska were the 68kg bronze medallists.
Rounding out the 76kg podium were Japan’s Yasuha Matsuyuki and Sweden’s Denise Sabina Makota Stroem.
Russia are currently second in the women's team standings with 85 points.
China occupy third place with 68 points.
The last five women's wrestling finals are due to be contested tomorrow.
Action at the UWW Junior World Championships is scheduled to continue through to Sunday (September 23).