Pictured: 2021 Gold (freestyle) and Bronze (Greco-Roman) World medalist Braxton Amos. Photo credit: Tony Rotundo.
The final session (session 13) is officially in the books, and the 2021 Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia, have concluded on Sunday afternoon. The Championships couldn’t have ended on a better note for Team USA, though, as Braxton Amos became a 2021 Greco World bronze medalist.
The bronze medal marks the second of the week for Amos. The Wisconsin Badger freshman claimed a World gold medal during the men’s freestyle tournament earlier this week.
In his bronze-medal bout with Arkyt Orozbekov of Kyrgyzstan, Amos bounced back dominantly after his semifinal defeat. Against Orozbekov, Braxton jumped to a 5-0 lead roughly 30 seconds in thanks to a takedown with a gut wrench and a step-out point. After the restart, Amos promptly added another step-out and a final takedown to seal the deal and claim his second 2021 World medal with 4:46 left on the clock.
Final Greco-Roman team scores from the 2021 Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia pic.twitter.com/5V9iyq47RX
— The Wrestling Nomad (@wrestlingnomad) August 22, 2021
You can watch the full match here on FloWrestling.
2021 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Aug. 16-22 | Ufa, Russia
97 kg: Braxton Amos (Mineral Well, W.V./Wisconsin RTC) – Bronze Medal
WIN Yerzat YERLANOV (Kazakhstan), 8-0
WIN Mustafa OLGUN (Turkey), fall 5:58
LOSS Aleksei MILESHIN (Russia), 9-0
WIN Arkyt Orozbekov (Kyrgyzstan), 8-0 Bronze-Medal Match
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