World silver medalist Hildebrandt to move down to 50 kilograms for Olympic run

Sarah Hildebrandt at the Final X press conference (Photo/Tony Rotundo,

Sarah Hildebrandt, a world silver medalist in 2018, will be dropping in weight to to 50 kilograms for her Olympic run. She has been competing at 53 kilograms.

She made the announcement Friday on Twitter.

"Hi friends. I have decided to publicly announce that I will be going down to 50 kgs for the Olympic year," tweeted Hildebrandt. "Many things played into this, but ultimately, I am just chasing my dream. Thank you and let's freaking DO THISSSSS."

Hildebrandt has represented the United States at the World Championships three times. After winning a silver medal at the 2018 World Championships, Hildebrandt spent much of 2019 ranked No. 1 in the world. She has won gold medals at the Pan American Championships in each of the past two years, and won gold at the Pan American Games in 2019.

She is expected to compete in mid-January at the Matteo Pellicone in Rome, Italy, a UWW Rankings Series event.

Five-time World Team member Whitney Conder is currently ranked No. 1 in the United States at 50 kilograms.


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