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Women’s Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – May 7, 2014

Three No. 1’s Win in Europe, No Changes at Top of Women’s Rankings

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (May 8) – Three top-ranked wrestlers in the FILA World Rankings won titles at the European championships in April to further cement their claims to being the No.1 wrestlers in women’s freestyle at their respective categories.

World silver medalist Sofia MATTSSON (SWE) and London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS) won by fall in the championship finals at 55kg and 69kg, while defending champion at 63kg Anastasija GRIGORJEVA (LAT) opened up in the second period for a 10-2 victory.

Yulia RATKEVICH (AZE), top-ranked at 60kg, was the only No.1 to fall in action in April, but three earlier tournament victories, especially at the Klippan Open in March, were enough to keep the London 2012 bronze medalist in front of the challengers.

Ratkevich lost her quarterfinal bout in Helsinki and did not get a chance to wrestle in the consolation bouts. The London 2012 bronze medalist, however, remains on top of the rankings, in part, because of a semifinal win in Klippan over eventual European champ Johanna MATTSSON (SWE).

Japan’s three world champions – Eri TOSAKA, Saori YOSHIDA and Kaori ICHO – along with world bronze medalist Adeline GRAY (USA) did not compete in April.

Mariya STADNYK (AZE) and Maria GUROVA (RUS) won European titles to firm up positions behind Tosaka at 48kg and Yoshida at 53kg. Risako KAWAI (JPN), meanwhile, took the Asia crown at 58kg but still finds herself at No.2 behind teammate Icho.

Marwa AMRI (TUN) climbed to No.3 at 55kg after winning her sixth African championship while world bronze medalists Valeria KOBLOVA-ZHOLOBOVA (RUS) and Sara DOSHO (JPN) also earned third-place rankings with continental triumphs.

The rankings are listed by the wrestler’s name, country code, the wrestler’s most notable or most recent result, and the wrestler’s position in the previous rankings.

48kg – Mariya STADNYK (AZE) outscored four opponents 46-2 on her way to her fourth European championship crown while keeping pressure on top-ranked Eri TOSAKA (JPN) from her No.2 position.

Medved Prizes winner Tatyana AMANZHOL-BAKATYUK (KAZ) forged three wins by decision to claim her third Asian championship title and climb to No.6 in the rankings.

53kg – Maria GUROVA (RUS) has found 53kg to her liking, notching four wins in Helsinki for her third major title of the year. After similar triumphs at the Yarygin Grand Prix and Klippan Open, the only blemish on Gurova’s record this year is a World Cup setback to Saori YOSHIDA (JPN).

ZHONG Xuechen (CHN), who also lost to Yoshida at the World Cup meet in March, bounced back with a title run at the Asia championships, which she kicked off with a technical fall over University Games gold medalist Hikari SUGAWARA (JPN).

55kg – World silver medalist Sofia MATTSSON (SWE) recorded a pair of first-period falls and a technical to successfully defend her European crown and reassert her position as the premier wrestler at 55kg.

Klippan Ladies Open winner Marwa AMRI (TUN), 10th in last year’s world championships, won her sixth African championship title and climbed to No.3 in the rankings. Newcomer JONG Sun-In (PRK) breaks into the poll at No.9 after winning her first international title at the Asia championships.

58g – Risako KAWAI rode a wave of momentum from the World Cup, where she recorded four wins by technical fall, into Astana and ran over three opponents, 30-7, for the title in her debut at the Asian championships.

World bronze medalist Valeria KOBLOVA-ZHOLOBOVA (RUS) stopped Klippan Open champion Petra OLLI (FIN) in the semifinals on her way to her first European championships title and a No.3 in the rankings.

60kg – Johanna MATTSSON (SWE) capped a steady performance in Helsinki by pinning 2012 junior world silver medalist Hafize SAHIN (TUR) for her first European championship since 2009. In the semifinal, Mattsson, missing in action since early 2012, forged a 7-0 win over two-time world silver medalist Taybe YUSEIN (BUL).

ZHANG Lan (CHN) also returned to action this year after winning the world title in 2012 and won the Asia title by defeating two of her toughest young rivals – SUKHEE Tserenchimed (MGL) and Aisuluu TYNYBEKOVA (KGZ) – by fall.

63kg – Anastasija GRIGORJEVA (LAT) had to scramble off her back in the first period of her opening bout, but was otherwise steady in winning her third European crown and her third tournament title of the year.

Katherine VIDIAUX LOPEZ (CUB), 2013 Pan American runner-up, defeated two-time Olympic bronze medalist Jackeline RENTERIA CASTILLO (COL) in the Central America and Caribbean Games final to break into this year’s rankings at No.11. Renteria Castillo, meanwhile, moved up to No.2 in the rankings behind Grigorjeva.

69kg – London 2012 gold medalist Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS) pinned 2013 world champion at 67kg Alina MAKHINYA (UKR) and 2013 European runner-up Ilana KRATYSH (ISR) for her second European crown and her second trip to the top of the medals podium at 69kg this year.

Kratysh earned her second silver medal in the European championships after finishing second to Makhinya in Tbilisi last year, vaulting from No.13 to No.4 in the rankings.

World bronze medalist Sara DOSHO (JPN), who defeated Vorobieva in the final of the World Cup meet in March, won the Asia championship with three one-sided wins to improve one place to No.3 in the rankings.

75kg – Five-time world champion Stanka ZLATEVA (BUL) returned to international competition for the first time in 18 months and won her sixth European championship crown. Zlateva outlasted Katerina BURMISTROVA (UKR) in the semifinals and Vasilisa MARSALIUK (BLR) in the final to break into the rankings at No.6.

Medved Prizes winner Marsaliuk advanced from No.6 to No.3, while 2011 European champ Burmistrova earned bronze for a second year in a row for No.12 in the rankings.

Medved Prizes runner-up Gouzel MANYUROVA (KAZ) grabbed her fourth Asian title with a hard-fought 7-6 win over 2012 junior world champ ZHOU Feng (CHN). Zhou defeated defending champion Hiroe SUZUKI (JPN) in the semifinals.

48kgRankWrestlerCountryPrevious
1Eri TOSAKA Japan1
2Mariya STADNYK Azerbaijan2
3SUN Yanan China3
4Jessica MacDONALD Canada3
5Alyssa LAMPE United States4
6Tatyana AMANZHOL-BAKATYUK Kazakhstan10
7Yuki IRIE Japan6
8Victoria ANTHONY United States7
9Anna IWAMURE JapanNR
10Natalya PULKOVSKA Ukraine17
11Nadeshda FEDOROVA Russia9
12Valeria CHEPSARAKOVA Russia8
13ERDENESUKH Narangerel Mongolia20
14Frederika PETERSSON SwedenNR
15Elitse YANKOVA Bulgaria12
16Suemeyya SEZER Turkey13
17Carolina CASTILLO HIDALGO Colombia14
18Mayelis CARIPA CASTILLO Venezuela18
19Maroi MEZIEN TunisiaNR
20JON Hyang-Nam North Korea16
53kg
1Saori YOSHIDA Japan1
2Maria GUROVA Russia2
3Helen MAROULIS United States3
4ZHONG Xuechun China14 at 55
5SUMIYA Erdennechimeg Mongolia4
6Natalia BUDU Romania7
7Maria PREVOLARAKI Greece8
8Hikari SUGAWARA JapanNR
9Patimat BAGOMEDOVA AzerbaijanNR
10NGUYEN Thi Lua VietnamNR
11Ana Maria PAVAL RomaniaNR
12Tatiana DEBIEN France5
13Katarzyna KRAWCZYK Poland19
14Katherine FULP-ALLEN United States6
15Aurelie BASSET France9
16ALTANTSETSEG Battsetseg Mongolia10
17Isabelle SAMBOU SenegalNR
18Nadesda SHUSHKO Belarus12
19Liliya HORISHNA Ukraine13
20Angela DOROGAN Azerbaijan11
55kg
1Sofia MATTSSON Sweden1
2Kanako MURATA Japan2
3Marwa AMRI Tunisia6
4Irina OLOGONOVA Russia10
5Irina HUSYAK Ukraine8
6Anna ZWIRYDOWSKA PolandNR
7Mimi HRISTOVA Bulgaria12 at 58
8Aurelie BASSETT France9 at 53
9JONG Sun-In North KoreaNR
10PUREVDORJ Orkhon MongoliaNR
11Chiho HAMADA Japan4
12Emese BARKA Hungary5
13SUNDEV Byambatseren Mongolia7
14Jill GALLAYS Canada11
15Bediha GUN Turkey12
16Zalina SIDAKOVA Belarus9
17GUAN Yajing ChinaNR
18Aiym ABDILDINA KazakhstanNR
19Evelina NIKOLOVA Bulgaria13
20PHAM Thi Hue VietnamNR
58kg
1Kaori ICHO Japan1
2Risako KAWAI Japan2
3Valeria KOBLOVA-ZHOLOBOVA Russia3 at 55
4Irina NETREBA Azerbaijan9 at 60
5Petra OLLI Finland4
6Anastassia HUCHOK Belarus4 at 60
7Marianna SASTIN Hungary7 at 60
8Viktoria BOBEVA BulgariaNR
9Anna VASILENKO Ukraine4
10ZHOU Zhangting China6
11Braxton STONE Canada7
12Allison RAGAN United States8
13Joice SOUZA DE SILVA Brazil9
14Luisa NIEMESCH GermanyNR
15BAATARJAV Shooydor Mongolia18
16HAN Kum-Ok North Korea16 at 55
17Dhanda POOJA IndiaNR
18Hela RIABI TunisiaNR
19Sandra ROA VALENDI Colombia13
20Elif Jale YESILIRMAK Turkey11
60kg
1Yulia RATKEVICH Azerbaijan1
2Michelle FAZZARI Canada2
3Katsuki SAKAGAMI Japan3
4ZHANG Lan China14 at 58
5Johanna MATTSSON Sweden13
6Taybe YUSEIN Bulgaria10
7SUKHEE Tserenchimed Mongolia3 at 58
8Aisuluu TYNYBEKOVA Kyrgyzstan10 at 58
9Hafize SAHIN Turkey11
10Svetlana LIPATOVA Russia5
11MUNKHTUYA Tungalag Mongolia6
12Olga BUTKEVICH Great BritainNR
13Zhargalma TSYRENOVA Russia8
14Tatyana LAVRENCHUK Ukraine10
15Jennifer PAGE United States12
16Ramona GALAMBOS Hungary16
17Haruka SATO JapanNR
18Yaquelin STORNELL Cuba17
19Oksana HERHEL Ukraine20
20Aminat ADEMIYI NigeriaNR
63kg
1Anastasija GRIGORJEVA Latvia1
2Jackeline RENTARIA CASTILLO Colombia3
3XILUO Zhuoma China4
4Elena PIROZHKOVA United States11
5Yurika ITO Japan6
6SORONZONBOLD Battsetseg Mongolia2
7Yulia TKACH Ukraine13
8Maria MAMASHUK BelarusNR
9Dzhanan MANOLOVA Bulgaria19
10Henna JOHANSSON Sweden9
11Inna TRAZHUKOVA Russia8
12OCHIRBAT Nasanburmaa Mongolia14
13Katherine VIDIAUX LOPEZ CubaNR
14Ekaterina LARIONOVA KazakhstanNR
15Yulia PRONTSEVICH Russia12
16Lais OLIVIERA Brazil16
17YING Yanhang ChinaNR
18Blessing OBORUDUDU Nigeria
19Luz Clara VAZQUEZ Argentina18
20Buse TOSUN Turkey20
69kg
1Natalia VOROBIEVA Russia1
2Alina MAKHINYA Ukraine2
3Sara DOSHO Japan4
4Ilana KRATYSH Israel13
5Aline FOCKEN Germany3
6SHARKUU Tumentsetseg Mongolia15 at 65
7Laura SKUJINA Latvia11 at 63
8Dorothy YEATS Canada6
9BADRAKH Odonchimeg Mongolia7
10Elmira SYZDYKOVA Kazakhstan14
11Svetlana SAENKO Moldova17
12Randi MILLER United States8
13Darima SANZHEEVA Russia9
14Kayoko KUDO Japan10
15Enass MOUSTAFA EgyptNR
16Ifeoma IHEANACHO NigeriaNR
17Oksana VASHCHUK Ukraine11
18Adina POPESCU Romania12
19Danute DOMIKAITYTE Lithuania18
20Daria OSOCKA PolandNR
75kg
1Adeline GRAY United States1
2Erica WIEBE Canada2
3Vasilisa MARZALIUK Belarus6
4Ekaterina BUKINA Russia4
5Gouzel MANYUROVA Kazakhstan16
6Stanka ZLATEVA BulgariaNR
7ZHOU Feng China5 at 69
8Hiroe SUZUKI Japan5
9ZHANG Fengliu China3
10OCHIRBAT Burmaa Mongolia7
11Aline SILVA FERREIRA Brazil8
12Katerina BURMISTROVA Ukraine17
13Zsanett NEMETH Hungary10
14Maria SELMAIER Germany9
15Lisset HECHEVARRIA MEDINA Cuba15
16Andrea OLAYA GUTEIERREZ Colombia14
17Laure ALI ANNABEL CameroonNR
18Alena STARODUBTSEVA Russia11
19Jarismit WEFFER GUANP VenezuelaNR
20Sabira ALIEVA Azerbaijan20

William May conducts the World Rankings for FILA. He has been active in wrestling across three continents for more than 40 years as a competitor, coach, referee and journalist. William worked as the “Sports Information Specialist” for wrestling at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games. He can be reached on his Facebook page or by email, wmay52@hotmail.com

About FILA
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