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"OTTAWA – Linda Morais and Darthe Capellan have been awarded the titles of 2019 Female and Male Senior Wrestlers of the Year.
In September, Morais, of Tecumseh, Ont., became World Champion at 59 kg.
Morais, who trains with the Montreal Wrestling Club, defeated Liubov Ovcharova of Russia in the gold medal match with a pin to claim victory.
Ovcharova appeared to be in control of the match and held a 6-1 lead at the two-minute mark. Morais, 26, scored on an exposure and was able to secure the victory by fall.
Capellan, 24, captured a bronze medal at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru in August. In the 57 kg bronze medal match Capellan secured a spot on the podium with an 8-7 win over Colombia’s Oscar Tigreros.
At the Senior World Championships, Capellan, of the Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club, lost to Serbian Stevan Micic 11-1 in the 57 kg 1/8 final. In the 1/16 final, he took down Junjun Asebias of Micronesia by technical superiority 11-0.
In the past, the Wrestler of the Year awards are presenting at the Canadian Championships the following year. Due to safety concerns surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, both Canadian Championship events were cancelled.
On Friday, Ana Godinez and Hunter Lee were awarded Junior Wrestler of the Year titles, and Serena Di Benedetto and Ismail Ayyoub were named Cadet Wrestlers of the Year on Thursday."
Story taken from Wrestling Canada Lutte. To see the full article, click on the link below:
"OTTAWA – Junior World Championship bronze medallists Ana Godinez and Hunter Lee have been awarded the Junior Wrestlers of the Year for 2019. In her international debut at the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, Godinez defeated Irina Ringaci of Moldova in the 62 kg bronze medal match. Godinez, now 20, had only gained Canadian citizenship two month prior to the championships after moving to Surrey, B.C., from Mexico when she was 8 years old.