Japan’s Dominate Performance at Worlds in Women’s Freestyle

2023 UWW World Wrestling Championships
September 16-24
Stark Arena, Belgrade, Serbia

Team Japan entered the 2023 World Championships as the odds-on favorites to win the team title and they did not disappoint. Many of names are new as Japan’s revolving door of champions keeps churning out super stars. Yui Susaki has been in complete control of the 50kg weight class cruising to a Gold Medal. Susaki is one of six World Champions for Team Japan while Sakura Motoki 62kg seized a Silver Medal and Mishii earning an Olympic spot at 68kg.

Team USA, with seven medals, placed a respectable 2nd place while Mongolia continues to impress in 3rd.

Women’s Freestyle Medal Summary

Weight Class: 50 kg
Gold – Yui Susaki (Japan)
Silver – Otgonjargal Dolgorjav (Mongolia)
Bronze – Ziqi Feng (China)
Bronze – Sarah Hildebrandt (United States)
Olympic playoff – Evin Demirhan (Turkey)

Weight Class: 53 kg
Gold – Akari Fujinami (Japan)
Silver – Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Individual Neutral Athlete)
Bronze – Lucia Yepez Guzman (Ecuador)
Bronze – Antim (UWW)
53 kg Olympic Playoff – Emma Malmgren (Sweden)

Weight Class: 55kg
GOLD: Haruna OKUNO (Japan)
SILVER:Jacarra WINCHESTER (United States)
BRONZE: Mariana DRAGUTAN (Moldova)
BRONZE: Anastasia BLAYVAS (Germany)

Weight Class: 57 kg
Gold – Tsugumi Sakurai (Japan)
Silver – Anastasia Nichita (Moldova)
Bronze – Odunayo Adekuoroye (Nigeria)
Bronze – Helen Maroulis (United States)
Olympic playoff – Anhelina Lysak (Poland)

Weight Class: 59kg
GOLD: Qi ZHANG (China)
SILVER:Yuliia TKACH (Ukaine)
BRONZE: Jennifer PAGE (United States)
BRONZE: Othelie HOEIE (Norway)

Weight Class: 62 kg
Gold – Aisuluu Tynybekova (Kyrgyzstan)
Silver – Sakura Motoki (Japan)
Bronze – Grace Bullen (Norway)
Bronze – Iryna Koliadenko (Ukraine)
62 kg Olympic playoff – Luisa Niemesch (Germany)

Weight Class: 65 kg
Gold – Nonoka Ozaki (Japan)
Silver – Macey Kilty (United States)
Bronze – Mimi Hristova (Bulgaria)
Bronze – Lili (China)

Weight Class: 68 kg
Gold – Buse Cavusoglu Tosun (Turkey)
Silver – Delgermaa Enkhsaikhan (Mongolia)
Bronze -. Koumba Larroque (France)
Bronze – Irina Ringaci (Moldova)
Olympic Playoff – Ami Mishii (Japan)

Weight Class: 72 kg
Gold – Amit Elor (United States)
Silver – Davaanasan Enkh Amar (Mongolia)
Bronze – Zhamila Bakbergenova (Kazakhstan)
Bronze – Miwa Morikawa (Japan)

Weight Class: 76 kg
Gold – Yuka Kagami (Japan)
Bronze – Tatiana Renteria (Colombia)
Bronze – Adeline Gray (USA)
Olympic Playoff – Milaimys Marin Potrille (Cuba)