Epp Mäe does not give up single point in victory in Ukraine
Estonian freestyle wrestler Epp Mäe was victorious in a United World Wrestling (UWW) tournament in Kyiv, Ukraine, over the weekend, not giving up a single point in her tournament win.
The 28-year old Mäe, participating in the Kyiv tournament in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics in summer, started the tournament with a win over Catelina Axente, last year's European championships bronze medalist. Mäe won on points - 6:0.
The Estonian went into the quarterfinals, facing Lithuanian wrestler Kamile Gaucaite. Mäe took a dominant 10:0 win in the first half of the match-up.
Mäe then faced off against two-time European champ Belarusian Vasilisa Marzaliuk, giving up no points to the Belarusian and finishing with a 4:0 victory, taking the Estonian into the finals.
Mäe's Saturday night final saw her face off against 21-year old Kyrgyzstani wrestler Aiperi Medet Kyzy, who took a silver medal in the 2020 Asian Championships in New Delhi.
Mäe took the final at a score of 2:0 - one point coming from passivity from Kyzy in the first half and the second coming from Mäe forcing the young Kyrgyzstani out of the ring in the second half.
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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste