Iran wins 2013 World Freestyle Team Championship – Day 3 Worlds
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Iran started the day behind Russia 44-37 in the world team rankings. However, they caught a break when*Kakhaber Khubezhty*of Russia lost his first match. Iran got a 2nd place finish from*Essadollah Akbari*(Iran),*who was bested in the finals by Olympic World Champion Jordan Burroughs. This gave Iran the 46-44 advantage over Russia to win the 2013 Team Worlds.
For Burroughs, it was his third straight world title at 74kg in men’s freestyle. All this despite recovering from a broken ankle suffered a month ago.
Gold – Jordan Burroughs (USA)*defeated*Essadollah Akbari (IRI)*- 4-0
Bronze – Ali Shabanov (BLR)*defeated Narasingh Yadav (IND) – 6-1
Bronze – Rashid Kurbanov (UZB)*defeated*Yakob Makarashvili (GEO) TF 11-4 (5:52)
Day three of the World’s also saw the Women’s Freestyle Championship tournament begin. Two women’s weight classes began, and the winners had previously finished in the Silver medal spot the previous year.*Sun Yanan (China) and*Eri Tosaka (Japan) took home the 51kg and 48kg weights, respectively. Eri Tosaka defeated*Mayelis Caripa Castillo (VEN) in the finals while Sun Yanan beat
Gold – Eri Tosaka (JPN*defeated Mayellis Caripa Castilo (VEN)*TF 7-0 (1:44)
Bronze – Xu Cheng (CHN)*defeated Anna Lukasiak (POL) TF 8-0 (2:25
Bronze – Alyssa Lampe (USA)*defeated*Melanie Lesaffre (FRA)**Fall (0:46)
Gold – Sun Yanan (CHN)*defeated Erdennechimeg Sumiya (MGL)*TF 7-0 (0:44)
Bronze – So Sim Hyang (PRK)*defeated Victoria Anthony (USA) TF 8-0 (2:07)
Bronze – Jessica MacDonald (CAN)*defeated Yulia Blahinya (UKR)*8-6
FILA 2013 Senior World Championships Website Resources
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