Adeline Gray wins sixth world title in Oslo

The Tokyo 2020 silver medallist was victorious once again at the Wrestling World Championships, besting Estonia's Epp Maee for gold

By Scott Bregman
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American Adeline Gray won her sixth world title Wednesday (6 October) at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, Norway. Gray held off Estonia's Epp Maee in a 6-4 decision via fall.

Aiperi Medet Kyzy of Kyrgyzstan and Samar Amer Ibrahim Hamza of Egypt shared the bronze medal.

The win comes nearly two months after Gray took silver at the Tokyo 2020 Games. But in Oslo, she did not have to face Germany's Olympic champion Aline Rotter-Focken.

In the women's freestyle 57kg semi finals, 2016 Olympic champion Helen Maroulis of the U.S. defeated Nanjo Sae of Japan to advance to the finals. She'll face Anshu Anshu of India, who beat Ukraine's Solomiia Vynnyk in the other semi final match up.

Tokyo's 68kg women's freestyle champion Tamyra Stock Mensah was defeated by Japan's Miyaji Rin in the semi final, meaning Stock Mensah will compete for a bronze medal. Miyaji will face off with Kyrgyzstan's Meerim Zhumanazarova in the final.

Yesterday, Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion Abdulrashid Sadulaev defeated 2016 Olympic gold medallist Kyle Snyder of the United States in the final, 6-0. Mahamed Zakariiev of Ukraine and Mojtaba Goleij of Iran shared the bronze medal.

On Monday, Olympic gold medallist Jordan Burroughs claimed his fifth world title. The London 2012 champion had missed out Team USA berth at the Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021.

Iran's Kamran Ghasempour held off the Russian Wrestling Federation's Magomed Kurbanov to win gold at 92kg. There was a tie for bronze between American J'den Cox and Azerbaijan's Osman Nurmagomedov.