Pictured: Amit Elor celebrates after wining the 2021 World Championships at 68 kg in Ufa, Russia in August. Picture courtesy of United World Wrestling.
August has been a busy month for international wrestling. First, Team USA sent three squads and 15 total athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games from Joly 31-August 7. Then, just a week later, the U.S sent three squads and 30 total athletes to the 2021 Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia.
In both Tokyo and Ufa, the Red, White, and Blue looked stellar. In Tokyo, the U.S. took home nine total medals (five in men’s freestyle and four in women’s freestyle). Impressively, at Junior Worlds, the U.S. added another 11 total World medals (five in men’s freestyle, five in women’s freestyle, and one in Greco-Roman).
With that, here are 8 of TOM’s Takeaways from the Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia.
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