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Murata wins gold medal at Ville de Tourcoing Golden Grand Prix in France

Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
02/12/2006


Stephanie Murata (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) claimed a gold medal at 48 kg/105.5 lbs. at the first FILA Golden Grand Prix for women wrestlers, the Ville de Tourcoing Grand Prix in Tourcoing, France, Feb. 11-12.

Murata defeated World bronze medalist Carol Huyhn of Canada in the gold-medal finals. Murata was the only American athlete who was entered in the competition.

It was the fourth medal that Murata has won since moving down to the 48 kg/105.5 lbs. division this year. She has also won gold medals at the New York AC Holiday Open and the Dave Schultz Memorial International, both held in the United States. She was also a silver medalist in Ivan Yarygin Memorial International in Russia.

Murata was a 2001 World silver medalist, and competed on the 2005 U.S. World Team at 51 kg/112.25 lbs. She is an eight-time U.S. Nationals champion.

The tournament featured 80 athletes from 16 nations, competing for prize money as part of the FILA Golden Grand Prix program. Germany won the team title with 63 points, ahead of host France with 55 points and Belarus with 40 points.

1st GOLDEN GRAND PRIX FILA
Grand Prix de la Ville de Tourcoing
At Tourcoing, France, Feb. 11-12


Team standings
1- Germany, 63 pt
2- France, 55 pt
3- Belarus, 40 pt
3- Mongolia, 40 pt
5- Romania, 35 pt
6- Canada, 27 pt
7- Spain, 21 pt
7- Ukraine, 21 pt
9- Austria, 17 pt
9- Netherlands, 17 pt
11- Pôle Wattignies club of France, 14 pt
12- Sweden, 11 pt
13- United States, 10 pt
14- Bulgaria, 9 pt
14- Italy, 9 pt
16- Great Britain, 5 pt
17- New Zealand, 3 pt
18- Norway, 0 pt

Individual results

48 kg/105.5 lbs.
1- MURATA Stephanie, USA
2- HUYNH Carol, CAN
3- MARKEVITCH Marina, BLR
3- GROI Toru Cristina, ROM
5- DOBNER Sigrund, GER
5- BAAFANJARGAL Dalhdrea, MGL
7- ENKHJARJAL Tloglthjar, MGL
8- BONDARENKO Olena, NZL
9- PRIETO Claire, FRA
10- RADOY Mihaela, ROM
NC- SANCHEZ Sarah, ESP
NC- HOFMANN Anita, GER

51 kg/112.25 lbs.
1- KOHUT Olexandra, UKR
2- ENGELHARDT Alexandra, GER
3- WILLOCK Juliette, FRA B
3- WAGNER Brigitte, GER
5- BENFOUZARI Fatima, Pôle Wattignies
5- BOUBRYEMM Vanessa, FRA A
7- MILLS Joanna, GBR
8- HTYHORYEVA Tatiana, BLR
9- PERALTA Maria, ESP
10- SERRANO Maria, ESP

55 kg/121 lbs.
1- VERBEEK Tanya, CAN
2- GOMIS Anna, FRA A
3- MATTSSON Johana, SWE
3- OTGONJARGAL Naidan, MGL
5- PAVAL Anna Maria, ROM
5- BOKHAN Tatiana, BLR
7- PAIC Geogiana, ROM
8- YAHORAVA Maria, BLR
9- LANOO Amandine, Pôle Wattignies
10- GIFFORD, GBR
NC- PETER, GER
NC- DEMOURY Laure, FRA B
NC- SAINT CLAIRE, GBR

59 kg/130 lbs.
1- LEBON Hélène, FRA B
2- VAN EKELENBURG Kristel, NED
3- MAIERHOSER Stefanie, AUT
3- STUEBER Stefanie, GER
5- CHAVETSOVA Nadia, ESP
5- NAVARRO Magali, Pôle Wattignies
7- MIU Anna Marina, ROM
8- DIANA Simona, ITA
9- JIMENEZ Seba, ESP

63 kg/138.75 lbs.
1- KHILKO Olga, BLR
2- HARTMANN Nikola, AUT
3- MUELLER Maria, GER
3- GRAHAM Breanne, CAN
5- FAJARDO Aurora, ESP
5- NASANBURRBAA Ochirbat, MGL
7- SADOVEANU Mahaela, ROM
8- VASSYLENKO Ogana, UKR
9- TSYRKEVITCH Irina, BLR
10- GROSS Stéphanie, GER
NC - DIANA, ITA
NC - BAIARASSOU Sarah, Pôle Wattignies
NC - SELLOUM Meryem, FRA A
NC - PIVA Maité, FRA B
NC - AANES, NOR

67 kg/147.5 lbs.
1- NARANCHIMEG Gelegjamtl, MGL
2- GERLAC Aurélie, FRA
3- BRESSON Elise, FRA
3- ADMIRAAL Masira, NED
5- MINOIA Rosa, ITA
5- KOELLER Susan, GER
7- MENDEZ Teresa, ESP
8- WEISS Julie, GER
9- PAIC Anna Maria, ROM

72 kg/158.5 lbs.
1- SCHAETZLE Anita, GER
2- HRISTOVA Zlateva, BUL
3- MARZALIUK Vasilisa, BLR
3- SAYENKO Svetlana, UKR
5- BURMAA Ochirbat, MGL
5- MUTRAG Diana, ROM
7- BUETTNER Kristine, GER
8- FRANSSON Jenny, SWE
9- DOS SANTOS Caroline, FRA B
10- BENTORKI Shéhérazade, FRA A
NC- LOPEZ, ESP
NC- GASTL Marina, AUT
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