Gray, Hildebrandt to wrestle for gold, Molinari for bronze at Senior Worlds in Norway

OSLO, Norway – Five-time World champion and 2020 Olympic silver medalist Adeline Gray has set herself up to make history again at the Senior World Championships, after a big win in the semifinals on Tuesday.

Gray is seeking to become the first U.S. wrestler of any style or gender to win six Senior World titles in a career. She has qualified for the gold-medal finals at 76 kg finals, after a pin of Samar Hamza of Egypt in the semifinals. Hamza is a two-time Olympian and four-time African champion.

Hamza earned a step out point to begin the match, but Gray cruised to victory in the second period. After leaving the break tied at 1-1, Gray secured a feet-to-back takedown for four points and then multiple gut wrench turns to unofficially end the match. She kept Hamza on her back and locked up the fall. Continue reading at →

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