Nerea Pampín and María Báez access the playoffs

The Pontevedra Olympic Wrestling U23 World Championship will live this Friday one of his most anticipated days. In the female wrestlingthe Galician Nerea Pampin will seek through the playoffs to get into the fight for the bronze medal in the -65 kilos category. Another Spanish, the Madrilenian Maria Baezit will explore the same path in -57 kilos.

Pampín debuted this Thursday on the mat of the Municipal Sports Pavilion being overtaken by Azerbaijani Nigar Mirzazada. The subsequent results of the fighter who defeated her, reaching the final of -65 kilos, allow Pontevedra to have a second chance. In the repechage this Friday the Kazakh will be measured Dariga Aben and the winner of this fight will face each other in the fight for the Italian bronze Elena Esposito.

The same opportunity that has been presented to the Galician will be enjoyed by María Báez from Madrid in the category of -57 kilos. After falling to the Japanese Sae Nanjō the good work of the Japanese in the quarterfinals and in the semifinals has allowed the Spanish to access the playoffs. Her opponent will be the Ukrainian Alina Hrushyna and in the duel for the bronze the Tunisian awaits a rival siwar bouseta.

Two other representatives of the U23 Women’s Wrestling team of the host team competed this Thursday. Carla Jamesin -50 kilos, said goodbye to the World Cup against the Moldovan Mariana Dragutan in the round of 16 and Martha Ojeda lost in the playoff of -68 kilos against Moldova Irina Ringaci.

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In addition to the Women’s Wrestling, this Friday, on the penultimate day of these historic World Cups for the Spanish wrestling, the program of U23 Freestyle Wrestling with the qualifying rounds and semifinals of five weights: -57, -65, -70, -79 and -97. Adrian Lopez (-57), Jordi Ferrusola (-65), Ramon Gersak (-70) and Gabriel Iglesias (-79) will be the Spanish tricks.

Institutional visit

Diego Calvosecond vice president of the Government of Galicia, attended the World Cup in Pontevedra this Thursday to witness, among other fights, that of Nerea Pampín. The representative of the regional government, accompanied by the parliamentarian Lupe Murilloalso made a complete visit to the facilities that for two weeks are being the scene of nine world championships and shared impressions with the fighters and technicians of the Spanish team.

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