JAPAN TOPS 3 WEIGHTS IN FILA RANKINGS BEFORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
By William May
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Japanese wrestlers lead the FILA World Rankings for women in three weight categories as the top female wrestlers turn their attention to Wrestling World Championships.
Three-time Olympic Games gold medal winners Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) and Kaori ICHO (JPN) have cast their long shadows over the rankings all summer at 55kg and 63kg. They are now joined by national team newcomer Yu MIYAHARA, fresh from her triumph at 51kg at the junior world championships.
MIYAHARA, also a world cadet and Youth Olympics gold medalist, moved to the top of the rankings at 51kg with some help from European champion Roksana ZASINA (POL), who bumped off top-ranked Jessica MacDONALD (CAN) in the finals of the Poland Open.
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