Good morning, and welcome to the World Championships of wrestling. Today we will watch men’s freestyle competition at 74kg and women’s freestyle competition at 48 kg and 51kg.
I’d link to tomorrows brackets, but the FILA website appears to be down.
The Americans competing today will be Jordan Burroughs at 74kg, Alyssa Lampe at 48kg and Victoria Anthony at 51kg.
Jordan Burroughs is the best wrestler the USA has had in a while and should be considered a strong favorite to win a world title today. His biggest competition is gone now, and his sternest test should come against the Russian opponent he will likely face in his second match today.
On the other hand, Lampe and Anthony are probably the two least proven of the talented USA women’s lineup. The two still have a good amount of international experience, and one or both could realistically sneak into a medal match.
Video for the 4 mats is below.
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