BUDAPEST (September 20) – World University Games champion Sara DOSHO rebounded from a semifinal shocker for the bronze medal giving Japan a one-point edge for the women’s team title at the senior world wrestling championships.
DOSHO, making her debut in a senior world meet, notched a pair of falls and a technical fall before European champion Alina STADNIK-MAKHINYA (UKR) tripped her up with a pin in the 67kg semifinals at Papp Laszlo Budapest Sports Arena.
DOSHO, however, recovered to win the bronze medal, giving Japan just enough for a 48-47 advantage over Mongolia for the team title.
Japan had three champions and DOSHO’s bronze medal for its 18th world team title overall, while Mongolia had a pair of silver medals and three bronze. The United States was third with 37 points.
Also for the women’s team, Hiroe SUZUKI recorded one fall in the preliminary bouts, but then fell London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS). SUZUKI also lost to London Olympian Burmaa OCHIRBAT (MGL) in the consolation bracket and had to settle for ninth place.
Greco-roman also got under way at 55kg with Shota TANOKURA posting a win but then losing by disqualification to 2010 Asian Games silver medalist Kanybek ZHOLCHUBEKOV (KGZ) in the round of 16.
67kg – DOSHO, Sara (Bronze, 24 entries)
R1 – df. Luz Clara VAZQUEZ (ARG) by fall, 2:28 (7-4)
DOSHO takes the South American champion down with a double-leg takedown for three points late in the first period and moves quickly to secure the fall.
R2 – df. Daria OSOCKA (POL) by TF, 7-0 (0:59)
DOSHO opens with a double-leg attack against the 2012 junior world bronze medalist, follows with a force-out, thigh-trap for a takedown and a single-leg for the technical fall.
QF – df. Leidy IZQUIERDO MENDEZ (COL) by fall, 2:12 (6-2)
The South American silver medalist counters DOSHO’s leg attack at the start of the bout, but DOSHO draws level with a takedown. DOSHO, then, attacks with a front headlock, wraps up MENDEZ’s left leg and turns for the fall.
SF – lost to Alina STADNIK-MAKHINYA (UKR) by fall, 2:05 (4-3)
DOSHO takes the European champion down with a double-leg then adds an outer thigh trap to takedown for a 4-0 lead midway through the first period. STADNIK-MAKHINYA, however, comes back with a headlock for the fall.
F3 – df. Aline FOCKEN (GER) by fall, 5:02 (9-1)
DOSHO hits a double-leg attack for two points but gives up one on a force-out in the first period. In the second, DOSHO scores with a duck-under, a go-behind counter, and then a leg attack to the back for the fall.
72kg – SUZUKI, Hiroe (9th, 25 entries)
R1 – df. Ilana KRATYSH (ISR) by TF, 8-0=2:08
SUZUKI scores a three-point nearfall from an outer thigh trap and drop, then locks up the European silver medalist for another trip to the back for another three points and the technical fall.
R2 – lost to Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS) by fall, 0:53 (0-3)
The Olympic gold medalist scores a takedown with a single-leg to the right, then moves quickly to a body press for the fall.
c1 – lost to Burmaa OCHIRBAT (MGL), 1-5
SUZUKI gives up a front headlock and go-behind in the first minute, then surrenders a point on the “shot clock”. She is then tripped up in the final 30 seconds by the 2009 world silver medalist for the final two points.
55kg – TANOKURA, Shota (14th, 33 entries)
R1 – bye
R2 – df. DOI Dang Tien (VIE) by TF, 7-0=2:13
TANOKURA attacks with a bodylock and drives his opponent out of bounds for a point, then comes back with the same attack for a takedown and nearfall.
R3 – lost to Kanybek ZHOLCHUBEKOV (KGZ) by disq., 4:54 (3-4)
TANOKURA and his opponent receive early warnings and penalty points as the first period ends 1-1. Midway through the second period, TANOKURA is put in the par terre position and is turned for two points, but reverses for two points of his own. Shortly after, he is hit with his third penalty point and is disqualified.