Kilty, Figueroa claim bronze medals at Cadet World Championships

Macey Kilty and Gracie Figueroa claimed bronze medals

TBILISI, Georgia - Macey Kilty and Gracie Figueroa have announced themselves to the World.

Both Americans posted breakout performances at the 2016 Cadet World Championships held at New Sports Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia by scoring bronze medals in women's freestyle competition on Thursday evening.

Kilty left no doubt in her 49-kilogram/108-pound bronze medal match against Cadet European silver medalist Zhala Aliyeva of Azerbaijan. From the first whistle Kilty was on the offensive, notching six takedowns and picking up a 13-2 technical fall win.

"It feels pretty good. It's something I've been working for for a long time," Kilty said after her bronze medal performance. "I've still got two more years to prove that I'm good enough to get the gold."

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