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|McMann and Pirozhkov win gold at Klippan Ladies Open|
By Michelle Thilges USA Wrestling
KLIPPAN, SWEDEN - 2004 Olympic medalist Sara McMann (Iowa City, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) and Elena Pirozhkov (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC) won gold medals at the 2007 Klippan Ladies Open, March 2-4.
McMann beat Monika Rogien of Poland, pinning her in the second period to win her first match. She also beat teammate Vanessa Oswalt 4-0, 3-3 in the semifinals. In the championship round, she defeated Agoro Papavassiliou of Greece.
Pirozhkov beat Maja Erlandsen of Norway 3-0, 5-0 and Julia Bartsnouskava of Russia 3-1, 3-0 in her first two matches. In the finals, she defeated Emma Weberg of Sweden.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Klippan Ladies Open
At Klippan, Sweden, March 2-4
48 kg/105.5 lbs.
1. Anne Chaterine Deluntsch (France)
2. Iwona Sadowska (Poland)
3. Valentina Kvasova (Russia)
3. Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
51 kg/112.25 lbs.
1. Ai Shimizu (Japan)
2. Sachiko Suzuki (Japan)
3. Myriam Prost (France)
3. Alena Adashinskaya (Russia)
55 kg/121 lbs.
1. Anna Gomis (France)
2. Sofa Poubouridou (Greece)
3. Sylvia Bilenska (Poland)
3. Johanna Mattson (Sweden)
59 kg/130 lbs.
1. Ida Therese Karlsson (Sweden)
2. Galina Legenkina (Russia)
3. Meryem Selloun (France)
3. Gudrun Hoie (Norway)
63 kg/138.75 lbs
1. Sara McMann (USA)
2. Agoro Papavassiliou (Greece)
3. Monika Rogien (Poland)
3. Helena Allandi (Sweden)
67 kg/147.5 lbs.
1. Elena Pirozhkova (USA)
2. Emma Weberg (Sweden)
3. Julia Bartnovskaya (Russia)
3. Paulina Grabowska (Poland)
72 kg/158.5 lbs.
1. Alena Starodubtseva (Russia)
2. Jenny Fransson (Sweden)
3. Marina Gastl (Austria)
3. Maria-Louiza Vrioni (Greece)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Clarissa Chun, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), 5th
WIN Chihiro Nonaka (Japan), 2-1, 7-1
LOSS Anne Declutch (France), Pin 4-1, 1:30
WIN opponent not identified
LOSS Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Sharon Jacobson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gator WC), dnp
LOSS Sylvia Blinks Bilenska (Poland), 0-2, 5-0, 0-3
55 kg/121 lbs. - Chelynne Pringle, Hugo, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), dnp
WIN Sarka Andrlova (Czech Republic), 1-0, 2-0
LOSS Sylvia Bilenska (Poland), 2-3, 2-4
59 kg/130 lbs. - Leigh Jaynes, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gator WC), dnp
WIN Agnese Gaile, (Latvia), Pin 1:26
LOSS Gurdon Hoxie (Norway), Pin, 3-3, 1:47
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Sara McMann Iowa City, Iowa (Sunkist Kids), 1st
WIN Monika Rogien (Poland), Pin, 1-0, 1:45
WIN Vanessa Oswalt (USA), 4-0, 3-3
WIN Agoro Papavassiliou (Greece)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Vanessa Oswalt, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gator WC), 5th
WIN Nadia Meier (Switzerland), 2-0, 3-0
LOSS Sara McMann (USA), 0-4, 3-3
LOSS Monika Rogien (Poland)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Elena Pirozhkov, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gator WC), 1st
WIN Maja Erlandsen (Norway), 3-0, 5-0
WIN Julia Bartsnouskaya (Russia), 3-1, 3-0
WIN Emma Weberg (Sweden)
1. Sweden, 64 pts.
2. Poland, 54 pts.
3. France, 53 pts.
4. Russia, 49 pts.
5. USA, 35 pts.
6. Greece, 32 pts.
7. Japan, 23 pts.
8. Austria, 21 pts.
9. Norway, 17 pts.
10. Latvia, 10 pts.
(of 19 teams)