Helen Maroulis wins World Wrestling Gold 2021

Started by TomM, October 07, 2021, 11:44:38 AM

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57kg Gold Medal Match: Helen Maroulis, USA vs Anshu, IND
Anshu was in the same 57kg bracket as Helen in Tokyo but went 0-2 and failed to place. She did win the 2021 Asian Championships, however.

1st period: Snap-down for Anshu, she's trying to get the go behind but Helen fights her off for a hard-won stalemate. Maroulis with some foot sweep attempts in collar ties but it's not enough to avoid going on the clock. Maroulis takes a few shots but can't score before the clock expires and Anshu leads 1-0 with 50 seconds left in the period. Maroulis controls ties for the rest of the period. Anshu gets dinged for passivity but no other scores before the period ends.

2nd period: Maroulis working from a Russian tie, snaps down and goes behind to take the lead. Throws in an arm bar and goes to work. Gets the turn, looking for the fall... and there it is!
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