Days 3 and 4 would prove to be a memorable one for our Quebec athletes as the women would be the ones to wrestle on those two days. Jade Dufour (50 kg) and Alexia Sherland (68 kg) would be the first of our three Quebec women to compete. Jade’s first match would be against Ziqi Feng of China. Jade would score in the match but would lose in the end. Feng would prove to be one of the toughest opponents in the tournament as she would advance all the way to the final, thereby allowing Jade to advance to the Repechage in which she would face Fatme Ibraimova Mandeva of Bulgaria. Jade would start off her match strong, eventually winning her match by Technical Superiority (10-0) to advance to the Bronze Medal Final against Mariia Vynnnyk of Ukraine. The match would be tough, with some tense moments, but in the end, Jade would emerge victorious with a win by by points (7-4), to claim the Bronze Medal!
Jade Dufour vs. Ziqi Feng
Jade Dufour vs. Fatme Ibraimova Mandeva
Jade Dufour vs. Mariia Vynnnyk
Jade Dufour adds another Bronze Medal to her World Championship resume!
The next Quebec athlete to compete on Day 3 would be Alexia Sherland. Alexia would face off against a tough American opponent in Macey Ellen Kilty. Alexia would lose the match but end up moving on to the Repechage where she would face off against Alina Rudnytska Levytska of Ukraine. Alexia would start off her match strong, but would lose in the Repechage and not move on.
Alexia Sherland vs. Macey Ellen Kilty
Alexia Sherland vs. Alina Rudnytska Levytska
The final day of Women’s wrestling saw Amanda Savard wrestling in the 65 kg division. Amanda’s first match would be against Madina Bakbergenova of Kazakhstan. Amanda would end up scoring some points but would lose the match via Technical Superiority (13-2) and would not move on to the Repechage.
Amanda Savard vs. Madina Bakbergenova
Jade Dufour’s Bronze Medal takes Quebec’s medal total to two at both Senior World Championships for this year. Even the performance of our other athletes at the U-23 World Championships should not be overlooked. Despite being a small province with very few athletes and coaches, we still manage to produce good athletes and congratulations have to go out to all the coaches and training partners that help make this possible.