Tokyo Olympics: Ukraine's wrestler Cherkasova earns bronze

Source : 112 Ukraine

She defeated Japanese athlete Sara Dosa
16:30, 3 August 2021

Alla Cherkasova, Ukrainian wrestler
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Ukraine's wrestler Alla Cherkasova won the Olympic bronze in her weight category of up to 68 kilograms. 

The Ukrainian went toe-to-toe with Sara Dosa from Japan who claimed the gold of Summer Olympics 2016. Cherkasova pinned Dosa to the mat. Later, she lost to Tamyra Mensah-Stock, the incumbent world champion.

Earlier, Parviz Nasibov and Zhan Belenyuk became the two Ukrainian wrestlers who reached the finals in their weight categories. Ukrainian Iryna Kolyadenko lost in the semifinals of her division (up to 62 kg), and she is about to fight for the bronze now.

Related: Ukrainian MP and wrestler Zhan Beleniuk enters final of 2020 Olympic Games

Currently, Ukraine holds seven medals of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo (one silver and six bronze awards).

Related: Tokyo Olympics: Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler reaches final


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