Hildebrandt becomes seventh U.S. woman to win Yariguin title

KRASNOYARSK, Russia -- Sarah Hildebrandt became the seventh woman in U.S. history to win the Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix title, winning gold at 53 kilograms on Saturday in Russia.

A 2018 Senior World silver medalist, Hildebrandt took on 2014 Junior World champion Natalya Malysheva of Russia in the championship bout.

Hildebrandt scored early on a takedown and took a 2-0 lead into the break.

In the second period, Malysheva picked up two takedowns in the final 90 seconds to take over the lead, 4-2.

However, while the Russian tried to execute a gut wrench, Hildebrandt stepped over to earn two points on exposure in the final 20 seconds. A scramble ensued and Hildebrandt scored two more on a takedown to claim a 6-4 win and a gold medal.

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