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Olympic Wrestling 2012 – Day 1 Live Results


The 48 kg and 63 kg women of the mat kick off the wrestling competition of the Olympics. Bejiing Olympics vet Clairissa Chun is hoping to better her fifth place finish to make the medal’s stand.

Also, 63 kg American wrestler Elena Pirozhkova looks to make an impression in her first Olympics.




48 kg/105.5 lbs

Preliminary rounds

  •  Clarissa Chun (USA)def. Shasha Zhao (CHN) 5-0, 5-1
  • Otgontsetseg Davaasukh (MGL) def. Carolina Castillo Hidalgo (COL) 2-0, 2-1
  • Iwona Nina Matkowska (POL) def. Patricia Alejandra Bermudez (ARG) 1-0, 3-0

2nd round – Winner’s bracket

  • Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (BLR) def. Zhuldyz Eshimova (KAZ) by pin 1:48 period 2
  • Carol Huynh (CAN) def. Thi Lua Nguyen (VIE) by pin 0:34 period 1
  • Isabelle Sambou (SEN) def. Tanoh Benie (CIV) 7-0, 6-0
  • Hitomi Obara (JPN) def. Maroi Mezien (TUN) by pin o:48 period 1
  • Mayelis Yesenia Caripa Castillo (VEN) def. Alexandra Engelhardt (GER) 2-0, 2-1
  • Irina Melnik-Merleni (UKR) def. Kim Hyungjoo (KOR) 1-1, 4-0
  • Mariya Stadnyk (AZE) def. Clarissa Chun (USA) 2-0, 3-0
  • Iwona Nina Matkowska (POL) def. Otgontsetseg Davaasukh (MGL) pin 1:33 period 3


  • Carol Huynh (CAN) def. Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (BLR) 6-0, 3-0
  • Hitomi Obara (JPN) def. Isabelle Sambou (SEN) 2-0, 5-0
  • Irina Melnik-Merleni (UKR) def. Mayelis Yesenia Caripa Castillo (VEN) pin 1:25 period 1
  • Mariya Stadnyk (AZE) def. Iwona Nina Matkowska (POL) 2-0, 4-1


  • Hitomi Obara (JPN) def. Carol Huynh (CAN) 2-0, 2-1
  • Mariya Stadnyk (AZE) def. Irina Melnik-Merleni (UKR)  1-0, 3-0

Bronze Medal Semi-final

  • Clarissa Chun (USA) def. Iwona Nina Matkowska (POL) pin 0:43 period 2
  • Isabelle Sambou (SEN) def. Maroi Mezien (TUN) pin 1:30 period 3

Bronze Medal Finals (2 medals awarded)

  • Carol Huynh (CAN)  def. Isabelle Sambou (SEN) 1-0, 3-0
  • Clarissa Chun (USA) def. Irina Melnik-Merleni (UKR)   1-0, 3-0

Gold Medal Finals

  • Hitomi Obara (JPN)  def. Mariya Stadnyk (AZE) 0-4, 1-0, 2-0


Gold – Hitomi Obara (JPN) 

Silver – Mariya Stadnyk (AZE)

Bronze – Carol Huynh (CAN) 

Bronze –  Clarissa Chun (USA)


63 kg/139 lbs

Preliminary round

  • Lubov Volosova (RUS) def. Maria Mcqueen Dunn (GUM) 5-0, 5-0
  • Katerina Vidiaux Lopez (CUB) def. Elif Jale Yesilirmak (TUR) by pin – 1:56 period 1
  • Yuliya Ostapchuk (UKR) def. Yelena Shalygina (KAZ) pin 3:31 round 2
  • Marianna Sastin (HUN) def. Jacira Francisco Mendonca (GBS) 3-0, 1-0 

2nd round (Winners Bracket)

  • Battsetseg Soronzonbold (MGL) def. Sylvie Datty-Ngonga Tara-Agoue (CAF) pin 1:23 period 2
  • Anastasija Grigorjeva (LAT) def. Elena Pirozhkova (USA) 0-2, 5-0, 2-0
  • Henna Johansson (SWE) def. Aisuluu Tynybekova (KGZ) 3-2, 2-0
  • Kaori Icho (JPN) def. Martine Dugrenier (CAN) 4-0, 2-1
  • Jing Ruixue (CHN) def. Un Gyong Choe (PRK) 7-2, 1-0 
  • Monika Ewa Michalik (POL) def. Blessing Oborududu (NGR) 2-0, 3-0
  • Lubov Volosova (RUS) def. Katerina Vidiaux Lopez (CUB) 2-1, 3-2
  • Yuliya Ostapchuk (UKR) def. Marianna Sastin (HUN) 4-0, 1-0


  • Battsetseg Soronzonbold (MGL)  def. Anastasija Grigorjeva (LAT) 5-0, 5-4
  •  Kaori Icho (JPN) def. Henna Johansson (SWE) 1-0, 4-0
  • Jing Ruixue (CHN) def. Monika Ewa Michalik (POL) 3-0, 2-0
  • Lubov Volosova (RUS) def.  Yuliya Ostapchuk (UKR) 1-0, 2-1


  • Kaori Icho (JPN) def. Battsetseg Soronzonbold (MGL) 1-0, 4-0
  • Jing Ruixue (CHN) def. Lubov Volosova (RUS) 2-3, 1-0, 1-0

Bronze Medal Semi-finals

  • Martine Dugrenier (CAN) def. Henna Johansson (SWE) 9-2
  •  Monika Ewa Michalik (POL) def. Un Gyong Choe (PRK) 1-0, 4-1

Bronze Medal Finals (two medals awarded)

  • Battsetseg Soronzonbold (MGL) def. Martine Dugrenier (CAN) 2-0, 1-0
  • Lubov Volosova (RUS) def.  Monika Ewa Michalik (POL) 0-1, 3-1, 1-0

Gold Medal Final

  • Kaori Icho (JPN) def. Jing Ruixue (CHN) 3-0, 2-0


Gold – Kaori Icho (JPN) 

Silver –  Jing Ruixue (CHN)

Bronze – Battsetseg Soronzonbold (MGL) 

Bronze – Lubov Volosova (RUS)


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