Team USA makes history with three Junior World Champs in women’s freestyle

Emily Shilson adds Junior World Gold to her medal collection

UFA, Russia – For the first time in history, Team USA has multiple Junior World champions in women’s freestyle as Emily Shilson, Amit Elor, and Kylie Welker won gold on Thursday at the 2021 Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia.

All three women dominated their ways to earning finals bids.

Just weeks after winning a Cadet World gold, Amit Elor won her second World title of the summer, topping the 68 kg Junior bracket. She won both tournaments without surrendering a single point to her opponents. In Thursday’s Junior World finals, Elor took on 2021 Junior World bronze medalist Elizaveta Petliakova from Russia. The American earned an early takedown directly into three leg-laces for an 8-0 lead. She added two more step-outs for a 10-0 shutout. Elor is also a 2019 Cadet World bronze medalist. Continue reading at →