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|Carlson wins bronze on final day of Ukrainian Memorial International in Ukraine|
By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
The five-athlete U.S. team in Ukraine came home with four medals. The USA delegation poses together with a Keep Wrestling In the Olympics sign.
KIEV, Ukraine –Veronica Carlson (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) won a bronze medal at 67 kg/147.5 lbs. on the final day of the Outstanding Ukrainian Memorial International on Sunday.
Carlson, a past Junior World silver medalist, had a strong 3-1 record, including a victory over Svitlana Ryzhykova of Ukraine, 1-0, 0-1, 3-0 in the bronze-medal match.
She opened with a win over Olga Korolchuk of Ukraine, 2-0, 0-1, 6-0. She was pinned in the next bout in the second period by Alina Stadnik of Ukraine. When Stadnik reached the finals, Carlson was pulled back into the repechage. Her first repechage win over Kristine Odrina-Urbova of Latvia by a 2-0, 6-0 margin placed her in the bronze-medal round.
The other U.S. athlete competing on Sunday, Shauna Isbell (Flagstaff, Ariz./Lindenwood University) fell short of the medals at 59 kg/130 lbs. with a 1-2 record.
Over the two day event, the five-athlete U.S. team came home with four medals, including two golds and two bronzes. The two U.S. champions on Saturday were 2012 World silver medalist Helen Maroulis (Rockville, Md./Sunkist Kids) at 55 kg/121 lbs. and 2012 World bronze medalist Alyssa Lampe (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) at 48 kg/105.5 lbs.
OUTSTANDING UKRAINIAN MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL
at Kiev, Ukraine, February 17
Women's freestyle results
51 kg/112.25 lbs.
Gold – Tetyana Lazareva (Ukraine)
Silver – Lilya Horishna (Ukraine)
Bronze – Roksana Zasina (Poland)
Bronze – Alena Adashinskaya (Russia)
5th – Elena Turcan (Moldova)
5th – Vlada Vydrenko (Belarus)
59 kg/130 lbs.
Gold – Anna Polovneva (Russia)
Silver – Svetlana Lipatova (Russia)
Bronze – Tetiana Lavrenchuk (Ukraine)
Bronze – Karyna Stankova (Ukraine)
5th – Hela Riabi (Tunisia)
5th – Anna Zwirydowska (Poland)
67 kg/147.5 lbs.
Gold – Alina Stadnik (Ukraine)
Silver – Daria Osocka (Poland)
Bronze – Veronica Carlson (USA)
Bronze – Anastasiya Shavlinskaya (Russia)
5th – Svitlana Ryzhkova (Ukraine)
5th – Halina Leuchanka (Belarus)
U.S. women’s freestyle performances
59 kg/130 lbs. – Shauna Isbell, Flagstaff, Ariz. (Lindenwood University), dnp
WIN OlgaProhor (Ukraine), 2-0, 4-2
LOSS Anna Polovneva (Russia), 5-0, pin
LOSS Tetiana Lavrenchuk (Ukraine), 2-1, 0-2, 0-1
67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Veronica Carlson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC), 3rd
WIN Olga Korolchuk (Ukraine), 2-0, 0-1, 6-0
LOSS Alina Stadnik (Ukraine), 3-4, pin
WIN Kristine Odrina-Urbova (Latvia), 2-0, 6-0
WIN Svitlana Ryzhykova (Ukraine), 1-0, 0-1, 3-0