[RU] Maroulis, Double Medalists Climb Female Wrestling Rankings

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (January 7) – Double medal winners dominated the international wrestling scene in the wake of September’s world championships and Asian Games, edging up the United World Wrestling rankings in female wrestling for January.

Eleven wrestlers doubled up on the medals in international competition from the middle of September to the end of November, including four wrestlers who struck gold twice.

World bronze medalist Helen MAROULIS (USA) led the charge with gold medal performances at the Russian Open and the Deglane Challenge in France to climb to No.2 in the rankings at 55kg.

Maroulis’ two victories included a triumph over world silver medalist Irina OLOGONOVA (RUS) in Russia and a win over 2013 world bronze medal winner Emese BARKA (HUN) in France.


Alina FERREIRA (BRA) also bagged a pair of gold medals in the wake of winning a silver medal at the world championships in Tashkent, taking titles at the world military championships in October and the Copa Brasil at the end of November. 

Unfortunately, her glittering performance at 75kg was not enough to lift Ferreira ahead of world champion Adeline GRAY (USA) or second-ranked Asian Games champion ZHOU Feng (CHN).

American veteran Randi MILLER (USA) and Jackie CATALINE (USA) also doubled up on the gold medals at 69kg and 75kg, respectively, but still find themselves lower in the rankings as they continue to get their competitive legs back. 

Alyssa LAMPE (USA) and Victoria ANTHONY (USA), both at 48kg, scored gold-silver doubles while Michelle FAZZARI (CAN) and Dalma CANEVA (ITA) bagged gold and bronze at 60kg and 69kg.

Erin CLODGO (USA) earned back-to-back silver medals at 63kg at the Farrell Memorial in New York and the Russian Open one week later, while Joice SILVA (BRA) and Braxton STONE (CAN) capped their postseason with bronze bookends.

The world rankings are listed by the wrestler’s name, country code, the wrestler’s most recent or most notable result in 2014, and the wrestler’s position in the previous rankings.

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Eri TOSAKA (JPN) remains atop the women's wrestling rankings at 48kg to start the 2015 calendar year.

48kg – Alyssa LAMPE (USA) won the Farrell Memorial in November to edge up one slot to No.7 in the rankings, followed by South American champion Patricia BERMUDEZ (ARG), whose bronze medal in New York lifted her to No.9.

Pan American champion Victoria ANTHONY (USA), second to Lampe in New York, capped her year with a triumph at the Deglane Challenge in France, while world student champion Jasmine MIAN (CAN) won the Copa Brasil to return to the rankings at No.19.

1. Eri TOSAKA (JPN) – World No.1 (1)
2. SUN Yanan (CHN) – Asian Games No.2 (2)
3. Iwona MATKOWSKA (POL) – World No.2 (3)
4. Mariya STADNYK (AZE) – World No.3 (4)
5. KIM Hyon-Gyong (PRK) – World No.3 (5)
6. Tatyana AMANZHOL (KAZ) – Asian Games No.3 (6)
7. Alyssa LAMPE (USA) – Farrell Memorial No.1 (8)
8. Vinesh VINESH (IND) – Asian Games No.3 (7)
9. Patricia BERMUDEZ (ARG) – Farrell Memorial No.3 (11)
10. Alina VUC (ROU) – World No.5 (9)
11. Iulia LEORDA (MDA) – World No.7 (10)
12. Victoria ANTHONY (USA) – Farrell Memorial No.2 (13)
13. Jessica MacDONALD (CAN) – Canada Cup No.1 (12)
14. Yuki IRIE (JPN) – GGP Final No.3 (14)
15. ERDENESUKH Narangerel (MGL) – GGP Final No.3 (15)
16. Mariana DIAZ MUNOZ (MEX) – Olympia No.1 (16)
17. Frederika PETERSSON (SWE) – Europe No.3 (17)
18. Evin DEMIRHAN (TUR) – European Jr No.2 (18)
19. Jasmine MIAN (CAN) – Copa Brasil No.1 (not ranked)
20. Thalia MALLQUI PECHE (PER) – Copa Brasil No.2 (20)
 

Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) kept up her winning ways in 2014 taking home a record-setting 12th world championship. The Japanes wrestling legend will enter 2015 as the top-ranked 53kg wrestler in the world.


53kg – Whitney CONDER (USA) grabbed a silver medal at the world military championships in early October to slip in at No.9, leapfrogging 2013 European silver medalist Yuliya BLAHINYA (UKR).

Junior world bronze medalist Nanami IRIE (JPN) won the Farrell Memorial over Schultz Memorial runner-up Katherine FULP-ALLEN (USA) to move up to No.16.

1. Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) – World No.1 (1)
2. Sofia MATTSSON (SWE) – World No.2 (2)
3. ZHONG Xuechun (CHN) – Asian Games No.3 (3)
4. Jillian GALLAYS (CAN) – World No.3 (4)
5. JONG Myong-Suk (PRK) – World No.3 (5)
6. Natalia BUDU (ROU) – World No.5 (6)
7. Natalya MALYSHEVA (RUS) – World No.5 (7)
8. Maria GUROVA (RUS) – Europe No.1 (8)
9. Whitney CONDER (USA) – World Military No.2 (10)
10. Yuliya BLAHINYA (UKR) – World No.8 (9)
11. Betzabeth ARGUELLO (VEN) – Poland Open No.1 (11)
12. SUMIYA Erdennechimeg (MGL) – Poland Open No.2 (12)
13. Maria PREVOLARAKI (GRE) – GGP Final No.1 (13)
14. Tatiana DEBIEN (FRA) – German GP No.1 (14)
15. Nadeshda SHUSHKO (BLR) – GGP Final No.2 (15)
16. Nanami IRIE (JPN) – Farrell Memorial No.2 (17)
17. Alma VALENCIA ESCOTO (MEX) – Olympia No.1 (16)
18. Ana Maria PAVAL (ROU) – Europe No.3 (18)
19. Roksana ZASINA (POL) – Spanish GP No.2 (19)
20. Isabelle SAMBOU (SEN) – Africa No.1 (20)

Chiho HAMADA (JPN) earned top billing at 55kg in 2015 after winning her first world championship in 2014.

55kg – World bronze medal winner Helen MAROULIS (USA) defeated silver medalist Irina OLOGONOVA (RUS) by technical fall in the final of the Russian Open and added a second gold medal two weeks later at the Henri Deglane Challenge to climb to No.2 in the rankings.

Junior world champion ALTANTSETSEG Battsetseg (MGL) grabbed a bronze medal at the Russian Open to move up to No.9, while teammate PUREVDORJ Orkhon (MGL) edged up to No. 14 with a silver medal at the world military championships.

1. Chiho HAMADA (JPN) – World No.1 (1)
2. Helen MAROULIS (USA) – Russian Open No.1 (3)
3. Irina OLOGONOVA (RUS) – Russian Open No.2 (2)
4. Irina KHARIV (UKR) – World No.3 (4)
5. SUNDEV Byambatseren (MGL) – Asian Games No.2 (5)
6. Karima SANCHEZ RAMIS (ESP) – Deglane Challenge No.3 (6)
7. Katarzyna KRAWCZYK (POL) – World No.5 (7)
8. Marwa AMRI (TUN) – Poland Open No.3 (8)
9. ALTANTSETSEG Battsetseg (MGL) – Russian Open No.3 (11)
10. Zalina SIDAKOVA (BLR) – German GP No.3 (10)
11. JONG In-Sun (PRK) – Asian Games No.5 (12)
12. Aiym ABDILDINA (KAZ) – Asia No.3 (13)
13. DONG Jiahui (CHN) – World No.10 (14)
14. PUREVDORJ Orkhon (MGL) – World Military No.2 (15)
15. Kanako MURATA (JPN) – Yarygin GP No.1 (9)
16. Brittanee LAVERDURE (CAN) – Pan America No.2 (16)
17. Katsiaryna HANCHAR (BLR) – GGP Final No. 3 (17)
18. Aurelie BASSET (FRA) – Europe No.5 (18)
19. Tatyana KIT (UKR) – Jr World No.2 (19)
20. Giulia RODRIGUES (BRA) – World No.8 (20)

Kaori ICHO (JPN) starts the 2015 season atop the international rankings at 58kg.

58kg – Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Braxton STONE (CAN) earned bronze medals at 63kg in the Farrell Memorial and Copa Brasil in November to leap to No.13 behind No.12 compatriot Justine BOUCHARD (CAN) who grabbed a silver medal at 58kg at Copa Brasil.

Joice SILVA (BRA) also earned bronze medals at the world military championships in October and Copa Brasil in November to edge up to No.18 in the rankings.

1. Kaori ICHO (JPN) – World No.1 (1)
2. Valeria KOBLOVA (RUS) – World No.2 (2)
3. Anastassia HUCHOK (BLR) – World No.3 (3)
4. Elif Jale YESILIRMAK (TUR) – World No.3 (4)
5. Lissette ANTES CASTILLO (ECU) – Copa Brasil No.1 (5)
6. Allison RAGAN (USA) – GGP Final No.2 (6)
7. Risako KAWAI (JPN) – Asia No.1 (7)
8. Emese BARKA (HUN) – Deglane Challenge No.2 (8)
9. Aisuluu TYNYBEKOVA (KGZ) – Farrell Memorial No.1 (9)
10. Irina NETREBA (AZE) – Europe No.2 (13)
11. Anna VASILENKO (UKR) – GGP Final No.1 (14)
12. Justine BOUCHARD (CAN) – Copa Brasil No.2 (16)
13. Braxton STONE (CAN) – Copa Brasil No.3 (17)
14. Mimi HRISTOVA (BUL) – Europe No.3 (10)
15. TUNGALAG Munkhtuya (MGL) – World No.8 (11)
16. ZHOU Zhangting (CHN) – Schultz Memorial No.1 (12)
17. Sandra ROA VALENDI (COL) – Pan America No.3 (15)
18. Joice SILVA (BRA) – Copa Brasil No.3 (20)
19. Anna ZWIRYDOWSKA (POL) – Europe No.2 (18)
20. Carola RAINERO (ITA) – Sassari Tourney No.1 (19)

SUKHEE Tserenchimed (MGL) starts the year ranked No.1 in the world after taking the 60kg championship last September in Tashkent.

60kg – World bronze medalist Natalya Golts (RUS) notched her second tournament title of the year at the Russian Open to edge ahead of Taybe YUSEIN (BUL) for No.3 in the rankings.

Pan American champion Michelle FAZZARI (CAN) added the Copa Brasil crown to a bronze medal from the Farrell Memorial to climb to No.5, moving ahead of European champion Johanna MATTSSON (SWE) and European junior champion Petra OLLI (FIN).

1. SUKHEE Tserenchimed (MGL) – World No.1 (1)
2. Yulia RATKEVICH (AZE) – World No.2 (2)
3. Natalya GOLTS (RUS) – World No.3 (4)
4. Taybe YUSEIN (BUL) – World No.3 (3)
5. Michelle FAZZARI (CAN) – Copa Brasil No.1 (7)
6. Johanna MATTSSON (SWE) – World No.5 (5)
7. Petra OLLI (FIN) – World No.5 (6)
8. Zhargalma TSYRENOVA (RUS) – Russian Open No.2 (11)
9. Svetlana LIPATOVA (RUS) – Russian Open No.3 (10)
10. Katsuki SAKAGAMI (JPN) – GGP Final No.2 (8)
11. ZHANG Lan (CHN) – Asia No.1 (9)
12. Oksana HERHEL (UKR) – World No.7 (12)
13. Yulia ALBOROVA (RUS) – Russian Open No.3 (not ranked)
14. Yoshimi KAYAMA (JPN) – Farrell Memorial No.1 (nr)
15. Sakshi MALIK (IND) – World No.8 (14)
16. Yui SAKANO (JPN) – Copa Brasil No.2 (nr)
17. Marianna SASTIN (HUN) – Klippan Open No.3 (13)
18. Hafize SAHIN (TUR) – Europe No.2 (16)
19. Olga BUTKEVICH (GBR) – Europe No.3 (15)
20. Jenna BURKERT (USA) – Farrell Memorial No.3 (nr)

Top-ranked 63kg wrestler, Yulia TKACH (UKR).

63kg – World bronze medalist Valeria LAZINSKAYA (RUS) earned a bronze medal at the Russian Open to move ahead of Asian Games winner Rio WATARI (JPN) for No.4 in the rankings while Jackeline RENTARIA CASTILLO (COL) won the Farrell Memorial in New York to climb to No.10.

Unranked Irina TRAZHUKOVA (RUS) and Erin CLODGO (USA) reached the finals of the Russian Open to join the rankings at No.17 and No.19, respectively.

1. Yulia TKACH (UKR) – World No.1 (1)
2. Elena PIROZHKOVA (USA) – World No.2 (2)
3. Anastasija GRIGORJEVA (LAT) – World No.3 (3)
4. Valeria LAZINSKAYA (RUS) – World No.3 (5)
5. Rio WATARI (JPN) – Asian Games No.1 (4)
6. XILUO Zhuoma (CHN) – Asian Games No.2 (6)
7. Henna JOHANSSON (SWE) – World No.5 (7)
8. Monica MICHALIK (POL) – World No.5 (8)
9. Yurika ITO (JPN) – GGP Final No.2 (9)
10. Jackeline RENTARIA CASTILLO (COL) – Farrell Memorial No.1 (12)
11. Danielle LAPPAGE (CAN) – Commonwealth Games No.1 (10)
12. Maria MAMASHUK (BLR) – Europe No.2 (11)
13. SORONZONBOLD Battsetseg (MGL) – Poland Open No.1 (13)
14. Yulia PRONTSEVICH (RUS) – German GP No.2 (14)
15. Elina VASEVA (BUL) – Poland Open No.2 (15)
16. Ekaterina LARIONOVA (KAZ) – Asia No.3 (16)
17. Irina TRAZHUKOVA (RUS) – Russian Open No.1 (nr)
18. Erin CLODGO (USA) – Russian Open No.2 (nr)
19. Geetika JAKHAR (IND) – Asian Games No.3 (17)
20. Nadine WEINAUGE (GER) – Poland Open No.3 (13)

Aline FOCKEN (GER) retains the top-rank at 69kg in 2015 after winning her first world title in 2014.

69kg – Two-time junior world champ Dorothy YEATS (CAN) won the Copa Brasil to step up to No.7 while junior world silver medalist Dalma CANEVA (ITA) took the Deglane Challenge crown for No. 14 in the rankings.

Beijing 2008 bronze medalist Randi MILLER (USA) won the world military title and the Farrell Memorial tourney to climb to No.17 in the rankings.

1. Aline FOCKEN (GER) – World No.1 (1)
2. Sara DOSHO (JPN) – World No.2 (2)
3. Natalia VOROBIEVA (RUS) – World No.3 (3)
4. Laura SKUJINA (LAT) – World No.3 (4)
5. Jenny FRANSSON (SWE) – World No.5 (5)
6. Diana GONZALEZ (MEX) – World No.5 (6)
7. Dorothy YEATS (CAN) – Copa Brasil No.1 (8)
8. Alina MAKHINYA (UKR) – Europe No.3 (7)
9. BADRAKH Odonchimeg (MGL) – GGP Final No.2 (9)
10. Leidy IZQUIERDO MENDEZ (COL) – Pan America No.1 (10)
11. Agnieszka WIESZCZEK-KORDUS (POL) – World Military No.3 (11)
12. Elmira SYZDYKOVA (KAZ) – Poland Open No.3 (12)
13. Nadeshda SEMENSTOVA (AZE) – German GP No.3 (13)
14. Dalma CANEVA (ITA) – Deglane Challenge No.1 (16)
15. Adina POPESCU (ROU) – Deglane Challenge No.2 (14)
16. Svetlana SAENKO (MDA) – Europe No.5 (15)
17. Randi MILLER (USA) – World Military No.1 (20)
18. SHARKUU Tumentsetseg (MGL) – Asia No.2 (17)
19. Enass MOUSTAFA (EGY) – World Military No.2 (18)
20. Darima SANZHEEVA (RUS) – Russian Open No.2 (19)

Adeline GRAY (USA) took home her second world title in 2014 and will open the 2015 season as the top-ranked woman at 75kg.

75kg – World silver medalist Aline FERREIRA (BRA) won the world military championship crown and the Copa Brasil, but could not improve her No.3 ranking behind world champion Adeline GRAY (USA) and Asian Games gold medalist ZHOU Feng (CHN).

Jackie CATALINE (USA), meanwhile, also won two postseason titles at the Farrell Memorial in early November and the Russian Open one week later to join the rankings at No.20.

1. Adeline GRAY (USA) – World No.1 (1)
2. ZHOU Feng (CHN) – Asia Games No.1 (2)
3. Aline FERREIRA (BRA) – World No.2 (3)
4. OCHIRBAT Burmaa (MGL) – World No.3 (4)
5. Gouzel MANYUROVA (KAZ) – Asia Games No.2 (5)
6. ZHOU Qian (CHN) – World No.3 (6)
7. Epp MAE (EST) – World No.5 (7)
8. Erica WIEBE (CAN) – Copa Brasil No.2 (9)
9. Andrea OLAYA GUTEIERREZ (COL) – Farrell Memorial No.3 (8)
10. Hiroe SUZUKI (JPN) – GGP Final No.1 (10)
11. Vasilisa MARZALIUK (BLR) – Europe No.2 (11)
12. Stanka ZLATEVA (BUL) – Europe No.1 (12)
13. Yasemin ADAR (TUR) – World No.9 (13)
14. Ekaterina BUKINA (RUS) – Europe No.3 (14)
15. Katerina BURMISTROVA (UKR) – Europe No.3 (15)
16. Zsanett NEMETH (HUN) – Europe No.5 (16)
17. Maria SELMAIER (GER) – German GP No.3 (17)
18. Alena STARODUBTSEVA (RUS) – Russian Open No.3 (18)
19. Lisset HECHEVARRIA MEDINA (CUB) – Pan America No.1 (1)
20. Jackie CATALINE (USA) – Farrell Memorial No.1 (nr)