Day 4: Women’s Freestyle 48kg and 63kg


Clarissa Chun
48kg Women’s Freestyle
Born:  8/27/81 in Honolulu, Hawaii
High School:  Roosevelt High School, Honolulu, Hawaii
College:  Missouri Valley College, University of Colorado

– High School  1999 State Champion, 3rd in Nationals, State Qualifier in Swimming and Bowling
– 2006  US Nationals Champion
– 2007  Sunkist Kids International Open Champion
– 2008  Olympic Team Trials Champion (placed 5th)
– 2009  World Team Trials Champion (placed 9th)
– 2011  World Team Trials Champion (placed 7t)
– 2012  Olympic Team Trials Champion

Chun’s Results:  3-1 (Bronze Medal)
Clarissa Chun (USA) dec. Shasha Zhao (China), 5-0, 1-0
Mariya Stadnyk (Azerbaijan) dec. Clarissa Chun (USA), 2-0, 3-0
Stadnyk (Azerbaijan) makes it to finals so Chun enters repechage
Clarissa Chun (USA) pinned Iwona Matkowska (Poland), 2:43
Clarissa Chun (USA) dec. Irina Merleni (Ukraine), 1-0, 3-0 for Bronze Medal!!!!

Elena Pirozhkova
63kg Women’s Freestyle
Born:  10/13/86 in Greenfield, MA
High School: Greenfield HS, MA

Pirozhkova’s high school club coach for 3 years was Section 9’s very own….Anibal Nieves!!!!  Anibal has made the trip to London to support his former pupil.  Great job Elena and Anibal!!!

2008  World Team Trials Champion (placed 8th at Worlds), Pan-American Champion
– 2009  World Team Trials Champion (placed 7th at Worlds)
– 2010  US Open Champion, World Team Trials Champion (placed 2nd at Worlds)
– 2011   US Open Champion, World Team Trials Champion (placed 5nd at Worlds)
– 2012  Olympic Team Trials Champion

Pirozhkova’s Results: 0-1 (did not medal)
Anastasija Grigorjeva (Latvia) dec. Elena Pirozhkova (USA), 0-2, 5-0, 2-0
Grigorjeva (Latvia) does not make it to finals so Pirozhkova is eliminated

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