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Games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing Summer 2008 -63kg/-72kg Pre-Medal Stage Results

Posted by invizweb on August 26, 2008

-63kg Qualifier:

1. Randi Miller (USA) def Haiat Farag (Egypt)

-63kg Preliminaries:

1. Elina Vaseva (Bulgaria) def Maria Dunn (Guam)

2. Alena Kartashova (Russia) def Yelena Shalygina (Kazakhstan)

3. Monika Michalik (Poland) def Volha Khilko (Belarus)

4. Lise Golliot Legrand (France) def Teresa Mendez (Spain)

5. Martine Dugrenier (Canada) def Marianna Sastin (Hungary)

6. Haiyan Xu (China) def Odonchimeg Badrakh (Mongolia)

7. Kaori Icho (Japan) def Olesya Zamula (Azerbaijan)

8. Randy Miller (USA) def Yuliya Ostapchuk (Ukraine)

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– 72kg Preliminaries:

1. Rosangela Conceicao (Brazil) def Olga Zhanibekova (Kazakhstan)

With 1:41 elapsed in the first period, Rosangela is warned for stalling I think. All they were doing were engaged in a tie-up. Now for round 2. I thought this was Freestyle not Greco Roman. I still think the Submission route is what Conceicao should go for. Jeebs. The ref kept stopping it cuz it kept going OOB with Rosangela getting a Single then a Belly by Belly Takedown. Third round now. Rosangela is doing better now as the aggressor and is getting good takedowns.

2. Kyoko Hamaguchi (Japan) def Alena Perepelkina (Russia)

These two are buff and as expected there is much fanfare for Kyoko. Kyoko begins the match snapping Alena down. Greco-Roman Knucklelocks~! Alena got an arm and Kyoko is down due to an Armdrag. Kyoko with a Standing Switch got Alena’s back. Hamaguchi ended the 1st period with a point. Hamaguchi shoots for a Single in this round but it is Sprawled. Now Alena has her back. The third starts with 1 point a piece. Hamaguchi wins when Perepelkina ignores cauctions to start in a tie-up position for Wrestling’s version of the Golden Point. Is that Animal H by her side? He does not look so good these days.

3. Ali Bernard (USA) def Amarachi Obiajunwa (Nigeria)

4. Jiao Wang (China) def Jenny Fransson (Sweden)

While watching Rosangela’s match, Wang and Jenny got at it and the crowd is volcanic for Wang. She keeps getting Waistlock Takedowns on Jenny. From my vantage point, Jenny is a lovely lass. In the second fall, Wang gets a Waistlock sends Jenny down and turns her over for a Technical Pin. The final period ends with them still 1 each and them scrambling for Shoots and ending with a Greco Roman Knucklelock.

5. Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria) def Ohenewa Akuffo (Canada)

6. Maider Unda (Spain) def Oksana Vashchuk (Ukraine)

7. Agnieszka Wieszczek (Poland) def Laure Ali Annabel (Cameroon)

8. Anita Schaetzle (Germany) def Audrey Prieto Bokhashvili (France)


-63kg Quarterfinals:

1. Alena Kartashova (Russia) def Elina Vaseva (Bulgaria)

2. Lise Golliot Legrand (France) def Monika Michalik (Poland)

3. Martine Dugrenier (Canada) def Haiyan Xu (China)

4. Kaori Icho (Japan) def Randy Miller (USA)


-72kg Quarterfinals:

1. Kyoko Hamaguchi (Japan) def Rosangela Conceicao (Brazil)

2. Jiao Wang (China) def Ali Bernard (USA)

JIP in Period 2. Jiao turned Ali over from a Bridge with a Full Nelson and scored a point. It looks like Ali is trying for a Nelson Hold. Jiao got Ali down and pinned her a vicious Side Headlock.

3. Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria) def Maider Unda (Spain)

Stanka is the reigning World Champ.

4, Agnieszka Wieszczek (Poland) def Anita Schaetzle (Germany)


-63kg Semifinals:

1. Alena Kartashova (Russia) def Lise Golliot Legrand (France)

2. Kaori Icho (Japan) def Martine Dugrenier (Canada)

Icho sports a funky hair clip on her head. Icho sprawls and looks like she wants a High Crotch from that position. She is now just grinding away at Martine. The judge is holding a red ball> does that mean he wants a Red Bull? Icho scores a point with a High Scotch. The red ball signifies that the wrestler in that colored singlet gets the clinch of choice. It is random so it is ridiculous. So Martine got to give a clinch. However the rules states that if she cannot score in 30 seconds Blue would geta pint and Kaori did receive one. Dugrenier however scores a point from a High Single transitioned to a Waistlock Takedown. The rounded ended with Icho in a dominant position. The second fall begins with the score of 1-1. Dugrenier tries another High Single but Icho counters by hooking Dugrenier’s inner thigh. However, Dugrenier forces Icho OOB which due to the sumo rule, a recent addendum to scoring, and gets a point. However, Icho gets her with a Double to get a point. Icho gets her final point to win defending a Single Leg with a High Crotch. The NBC commentator is marking out for the American girl Randi Miller who lost earlier because now she gets to Repechage since the one who beat her, Icho won. It’s sad how jingoism works. The commentator was going on about this the whole match detracting from the bout.


-72kg Semifinals:

1. Jiao Wang (China) def Kyoko Hamaguchi (Japan)

Holy shit the first period which I joined in progress had Wang get a 5-2 lead on Hamaguchi. She kept getting Waistlock Bridge pins on Hama. Fall 2 starts fast and furious. Animal is very dejected as Wang got a Single Chickenwing and turned Hamaguchi over for the pin. And the first thing the commentator said was that it was great the American Ali Bernard gets a Repechage. What a nationalcentristic Honkey. Who is this? Ediie Goldman? Animal walks out I think. No crazy Animal Hamaguchi this year I guess.

2. Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria) def Agnieszka Wieszczek (Poland)

Holy crap, Stanka is a monster. She kept hitting diesel high impact pickup throws and nailing her poor opponent with them.


And here are the match coming up which I will be covering at 4:00 AM. I am going to be as cordial to my American colleague as possible. I have strong doubts that Ali Bernard will beat the Nordic beauty Jenny Fransson. But that does not matter; this may be Hamaguchi’s last Olympics and she will be pissed and will not anyone get one on her. With HUSTLE being the strongest option with defeat you know damn well she is gonna work hard for the Bronze and then plan for the World’s.

-63kg Repechage

Pool 1. Yelena Shalygina (Kazakhstan) vs Elina Vaseva (Bulgaria)

Pool 2. Olesya Zamula (Azerbaijan) vs Randi Miler (USA)


-72kg Repechage

Pool 1. Jenny Fransson (Sweden) vs Ali Bernard (USA)

Pool 2. Maider Unda (Spain) vs Ohenewa Akuffo (Canada)


-63kg Bronze Match A: vs Lise Golliot Legrand (France)
-63kg Bronze Match B: vs Martine Dugrenier (Canada)
-63kg Finals: Alena Katashova (Russia) vs Kaori Icho (Japan)
-72kg Bronze Match A: vs Kyoko Hamaguchi (Japan)
-72kg Bronze Match B: vs Agnieszka Wieszczek (Poland)
-72kg Finals: Jiao Wang (China) vs Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria)

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