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Hedrick, Salata secure gold at Pan Am Championships

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The USA has already clinched two women's freestyle gold medals on day two of the 2019 Pan American Championships. USA Greco-Roman also as three athletes wrestling for gold tonight.

Alex Hedrick and Julia Salata, both competing in three-person round robins, went a perfect 2-0 in the morning session to secure spots on top of the podium at 55 kilograms and 65 kilograms, respectively.

Hedrick, who was originally slated to wrestle at 57 kilograms this weekend, went down a weight to compete at 55 kilograms. In her first bout, Hedrick stuck Elis Azerrad Parodi of Argentina in the first minute. The American wrapped up her tournament with a 6-4 shootout against 2018 Junior Pan Am champion Jayd Davis of Canada.

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