Godinez wins Junior Worlds bronze
TALLINN, Estonia – Competing in her first international tournament as a Canadian, Ana Godinez reached the podium at the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.
Godinez, who gained Canadian citizenship in June, defeated Irina Ringac of Moldova by technical superiority 13-2 in the 62 kg bronze medal match.
Her family moved to Canada from Mexico when she was 8 years old. The Burnaby Mountain wrestler lives in Surrey, B.C.
Godinez, now 19, got her championship tournament started with a win by forfeit over Estonia’s Tiia Tomson. In the quarterfinals, she was defeated by eventual champion Yuzuka Inagaki of Japan 6-10.
In her repechage match, Godinez defeated Azerbaijan’s Zhala Aliyeva by technical superiority 10-0 to advance to the bronze medal match.
On Wednesday, Hunter Lee also captured Junior World Championship bronze for Canada at 86 kg.
Godinez will also represent Canada at the Senior World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan in September.
Other women’s final placements were:
9th – Berit Johnson – 68 kg
10th – Virginie Kaze Gascon – 55 kg
11th – Dejah Slater – 76 kg
13th – Jolie Brisco – 57 kg
15th – Emma Parker – 59 kg
21st – Katie Mulkay – 65 kg
23rd – Alexia Seal – 50 kg
Complete results are available here.