Three-time Olympic medallist and reigning world champion Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan was an unstoppable force as she won the under-50-kilogram title at United World Wrestling’s Poland Open in Warsaw.
On the first of two days of women’s wrestling, Stadnik secured gold with a 9-4 win over Oksana Livach of Ukraine in the Ursynow Arena.
Bronze went to Mariia Tiumerekova of Russia and Valentina Islamova Brik of Kazakhstan.
Russia claimed gold in the 55kg category thanks to world bronze medallist and double European champion Olga Khoroshavtseva, who defeated Mongolia’s Sumiya Erdenechimeg by fall.
Bronze went to Ukraine’s Iryna Chykhradze-Khariv, who earned a decision over Poland’s Roksana Zasina after finishing at 1-1.
Kyrgyzstan’s world champion Aisuluu Tynybekova won the 62kg title with an emphatic 7-1 won over Canada’s Ana Godinez, with Liubov Ovcharova of Russia and Ilona Pokopevniuk of Ukraine taking bronze.
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• @stadnikmaria2018 🇦🇿 storms past first three opponents 32-3. Will meet 🌍 🥉 @oksana_livach 🇺🇦 for 50kg gold.
• Aisuulu TYNYBEKOVA 🇰🇬 takes out two Russian opponents to reach 62kg gold-medal match. pic.twitter.com/8L084vCMLL
Sweden’s Henna Katarina Johansson earned the 65kg title on a decision after finishing at 6-6 with Anastasiia Lavrenchuk from Ukraine.
Home athlete Aleksandra Wolczynska earned bronze, but her compatriot Kamila Kulwicka was beaten to the other by Taybe Yusein of Bulgaria.
The concluding action of the night saw Germany’s Aline Rotter-Focken take the 76kg title with a 3-0 win over Epp Mäe of Estonia.
Russia’s Natalia Vorobeva and Erica Wiebe of Canada earned bronze.