Diakomihalis wins gold, Webster wins bronze in freestyle at UWW Cadet Worlds

Shakopee’s Owen Webster wins bronze medal at UWW Cadet World Championships

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzogovina – Yianni Diakomihalis of New York won a gold medal at 58 kg/127.75 at the UWW Cadet World Championships on Saturday.

Diakomihalis, a three-time New York state high school champion, defeated Jintaro Motoyama of Japan in the gold-medal match, 6-3.

Motoyama opened with a double leg takedown to lead 2-0, but Diakomihalis stormed back with a takedown and a turn late in the first period to take a 4-2 lead into the break. Diakomihalis scored a clutch spin-behind takedown midway through the second period for a 6-2 lead. Officials hit Diakomihalis with a fleeing the hold penalty late in the period to make the final score 6-3. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

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