BUCHAREST, Romania -- The U.S. women's freestyle program won its first U23 World medals on Thursday night as Alex Glaude and Kori Bullock won bronzes at 68 kg and 76 kg, respectively, in Bucharest, Romania.
Both from McKendree University, Glaude and Bullock picked up the first medals of the tournament for the Red, White and Blue as well as the 32nd and 33rd World medals for the USA in 2018.
At 68 kg, Glaude faced Khishigmaa Munkhbat from Mongolia. Down 5-0 with less than 30 seconds remaining, Glaude snagged a takedown but wasn't able to secure any more points on top. The wrestlers were brought to their feet with eight seconds left on the clock.
Needing a four-pointer to win the match, Glaude, with her coaches and team behind her, blasted the Mongolian to her back to take a 6-5 lead as the clock ran out. Munkhbat's corner challenged, but it failed, giving Glaude another point and a 7-5 win to secure the USA's first U23 women's freestyle medal in history.
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