TALLINN, Estonia -- Macey Kilty will wrestle for her second age-group world title.
The 18-year-old from Wisconsin was dominant in her three matches on Thursday at the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. She advanced to the finals at 65 kilograms with a fall over Hanna Sadchanka of Belarus in the semifinals. Kilty led 1-0 after the opening period, and then shot a single leg early in the second period, scoring a takedown before driving Sadchanka over for the fall. Prior to the semifinals, Kilty had a pair of technical superiorities.
Kilty secured her fourth world medal. At the Cadet level, Kilty won gold and bronze at the Cadet level and a silver at the Junior level.
Alyvia Fiske reached the semifinals at 72 kilograms before losing by fall to 2017 and 2018 Cadet world champion Yuka Kagami of Japan. After a scoreless first two minutes, Fiske was placed on the activity clock, which is when Kagami locked up a cradle and picked up a fall. She will wrestle for a bronze medal on Friday.
Three other American women opened their tournaments on Thursday but failed to advance past the first day. Gracie Figueroa (53 kilograms), Cameron Guerin (57 kilograms) and Alara Boyd (62 kilograms) all won their first match before losing their second. All three were all eliminated when the wrestlers who defeated them failed to reach the finals.
Jayden Laurent dropped her bronze-medal match at 68 kilograms to Khanum Velieva of Russia, 9-1. She finished the tournament with a 2-2 record.