- Title: BULGARIA: FILA WOMEN'S WORLD WRESTLING FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Date: 31st August 1996
- Summary: SOFIA, HUNGARY (AUGUST 31, 1996) 47 KG - TRICIA SAUNDERS (RED/BLACK) V ANGELIQUE HIDALGO 1. TRICIA SAUNDERS WINS WITH TOUCHDOWN 53 KG - ANNA GONIS V JEN RIZ (BLUE) 2. ACTION FROM BOUT 3. REFEREE CLOSE UP 4. GONIS WINS 61 KG - MIKIKO MIYAZAKI (RED) V NATALY IVANOVA 5. BOUT ENDS WITH BOTH WOMEN EXHAUSTED 6. CROWD WATCHING 7. BOTH WRESTLERS IN TEARS AS MIYAZAKI DECLARED THE WINNER 70KG - GALINA IVANOVA V CHRISTINE NORDHAGEN (BLUE) 8. NORDHAGEN WINS WITH A TOUCHDOWN Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: SOFIA, BULGARIA
- Reuters ID: LVA5BTJ5WOI7N2WI81JLOUNQ8MMX
- Story Text: Bulgaria's capital Sofia played host to the FILA women's wrestling freestyle world championships over the weekend of August 29-31.
Wrestlers from 20 countries took part, with the biggest team of 21 coming from the United States, in eight weight categories ranging from 44 to 75 kilos.
In Saturday's (August 31) finals, Tricia Saunders of the United States won the 47 kilo category, beating Angelique Hidalgo of France in the final.
France had more fortune in the 53 kg class when Anna Gonis defeated Jen Riz of Canada.
Mikiko Miyazaki of Japan won the 61 kg event, defeating Russia's Nataly Ivanova.
Home supporters had something to cheer in the 70 kg class when Bulgaria's Galina Ivanova took on Christine Nordhagen of Canada in the final but the Canadian won.
Lise Golliot of France won the 70kg third and fourth place playoff, defeating Sandra Bacher of the United States.
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