SPANISH GRAND PRIX WINNERS SHINE IN FILA RANKINGS FOR WOMEN
By William May
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland – Winners at the Grand Prix of Spain were the brightest stars in July, outshining the gold medalists at the World University Games (Universiade) in Kazan, Russia.
Alyssa LAMPE (USA) grabbed the No.1 ranking at 48kg with a win in Madrid while Jessica MacDONALD (CAN) regained the top spot at 51kg. At the same time, Olympic champion Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS) tightened her grip on her position as top wrestler at 72kg.
Two more winners in Madrid – Sofia MATTSSON (SWE) and Elena PIROZHKOVA (USA) – sit at No.2 in the rankings in their respective weight categories. But, that is No.2 behind female wrestling’s only three-time Olympic Games gold medalists — Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) and Kaori ICHO (JPN).
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