Pirozhkova earns silver, Bisek bronze at World Championships

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Elena Pirozkhova captured a silver medal and Andy Bisek earned a bronze medal for the U.S. at the World Championships on Friday night at the Gymnastics Palace.

Pirozhkova turned in a strong performance on the day to finish with a silver medal. She dropped a 4-2 decision to Ukraine’s Yulia Tkach in the gold-medal match in women’s freestyle wrestling at 63 kg/138.75 lbs.

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Bisek, who delivered a stunning second-round upset victory over Olympic and World champion Roman Vlasov of Russia, rolled past Japan’s Hiroyuki Shimzu by an 8-0 technical fall in the Greco-Roman bronze bout at 75 kg/165 lbs. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

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