Akari Fujiname Withdraws from Worlds

9/72022

Current World Champion and #1 seed for the upcoming World Championships in Belgrade, Akari Fujiname (Japan), suffered a left foot injury and will not defend her title. Japan will not send a replacement in the weight class.

2022 World Championships – Seeded Wrestlers – Women’s Freestyle

Seeds: Weight Class 53 kg
#1 Akari FUJINAMI (JPN) – OUT with injury
#2 Iulia LEORDA (MDA)
#3 Samantha STEWART (CAN)
#4 Katarzyna KRAWCZYK (POL)
#5 Emma MALMGREN (SWE)
#6 Zeynep YETGIL (TUR)
#7 Dominique PARRISH (USA)
#8 Maria PREVOLARAKI (GRE)