2020 Olympics: 53 kg Women's Freestyle Results and Notes

2x Olympic gold medalist Mayu Mukaida (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo/UWW)

Monday marked the first medals that were handed out in wrestling at the 2020 Olympics. As each weight class has concluded we will have a wrap-up for each, which includes results and some notable facts related to the weight.

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57 kg Men's Freestyle

86 kg Men's Freestyle

60 kg Men's Greco-Roman

67 kg Men's Greco-Roman

77 kg Men's Greco-Roman

87 kg Men's Greco-Roman

97 kg Men's Greco-Roman

130 kg Men's Greco-Roman

57 kg Women's Freestyle

62 kg Women's Freestyle

68 kg Women's Freestyle

76 kg Women's Freestyle

Qualification Results

Vinesh Phogat (India) over Sofia Mattsson (Sweden) 7-1

Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Belarus) over Andreea Ana (Romania) 10-0

Jacarra Winchester (USA) over Olga Khoroshavtseva (ROC) 7-4

Qianyu Pang (China) over Lauren Herin Avila (Cuba) 2-0

Luisa Valverde Melendres (Ecuador) over Maria Prevolaraki (Greece) 11-4

Bolortuya Bat Ochir (Mongolia) over Rckaela Aquino (Guam) Fall

Roksana Zasina (Poland) over Tatyana Akhmetova (Kazakhstan) 3-2

Mayu Mukaida (Japan) over Joseph Essombe Tiako (Cameroon) 10-0

Quarterfinal Results

Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Belarus) over Vinesh Phogat (India) Fall

Qianyu Pang (China) over Jacarra Winchester (USA) 6-2

Bolortuya Bat Ochir (Mongolia) over Luisa Valverde Melendres (Ecuador) 15-5

Mayu Mukaida (Japan) over Roksana Zasina (Poland) 12-2

Semifinal Results

Qianyu Pang (China) over Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Belarus) 2-2

Mayu Mukaida (Japan) over Bolortuya Bat Ochir (Mongolia) 6-3

Repechage Results

Joseph Essombe Tiako (Cameroon) over Roksana Zasina (Poland) 4-4

Jacarra Winchester (USA) over Lauren Herin Avila (Cuba) 5-0

Bronze Medal Matches

Bolortuya Bat Ochir (Mongolia) over Joseph Essombe Tiako (Cameroon) 14-4

Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Belarus) over Jacarra Winchester (USA) Fall

Gold Medal Match

Mayu Mukaida (Japan) over Qianyu Pang (China) 5-4


Mayu Mukaida is now a three-time World/Olympic champion.

Mukaida is also a five-time World/Olympic medalist.

A Japanese woman won this weight class (53/55kg) for the fourth time in the five Olympic Games that featured women's wrestling.

Qianyu Pang is now a three-time World/Olympic medalist.

Pang earned her place in the finals by defeating a pair of past world champions, Vanesa Kaladzinskaya and Jacarra Winchester.

Vanesa Kaladzinskaya is now a three-time World/Olympic medalist.

Kaladzinskaya captured her most recent world title (2017) by downing Mukaida in the finals by the score of 8-6.

Kaladzinskaya is the only wrestler at this weight class with multiple falls.

Both of Kaladzinskaya's falls came over the one-seed, Vinesh Phogat, and 2019 world champion, Winchester.

Kaladzinskaya is only the second woman from Belarus to earn a medal at the Olympic Games. That obviously means that with her and Iryna Kurachkina winning medals, its the first time the country has had multiple Olympic medalists.

Bolortuya Bat Ochir is now a two-time World/Olympic medalist.

Bat Ochir is the first Mongolian woman to have earned an Olympic medal since Battsetseg Soronzonbold in 2012 (3rd at 63kg).

One of the top first round bouts in this bracket saw seven-time world medalist and 2009 world champion Sofia Mattsson meet the top-seed, Vinesh Phogat. Phogat, a 2019 world bronze medalist, was a 7-1 winner.

This weight class featured an incredible ten former World/Olympic medalists. Two first-round bouts saw them clash, Phogat/Mattsson and Winchester/Olga Khoroshavtseva.


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