MacKay Honoured by UWW at Senior World Championships
(Paris, France) – The final day of Senior World Championships was a mix of highs and lows with longtime UWW referee Lee MacKay being honoured for his outstanding officiating career. Team Canada also faced disappointment after Haislan Garcia fell short of a medal match at 65 kg.
Garcia, wrestling at 65 kg, fell 0-3 in his first match to eventual silver medallist Gadzhiev of Poland. In the repechage rounds, he bounced back to win 5-5 against Kim of North Korea. He missed advancing to the bronze medal match after a 9-10 loss to Nurykau of Belarus.
Michael Asselstine, wrestling at 70 kg, lost 0-9 to Ganzorig of Mongolia in the qualification round and was eliminated. Jevon Balfour, wrestling at 74 kg, fell 3-4 to Cakici of Germany and was also eliminated.
Overall, Team Canada came away with two bronze medals from Michelle Fazzari (58 kg) and Justina Di Stasio (75 kg), as well as 7th place finishes from Linda Morais (60 kg) and Korey Jarvis (125 kg).
Detailed results from the Senior World Championships are available: https://unitedworldwrestling.org/event/world-championships-27
Stay tuned for Team Canada wrestling at the Cadet World Championships, September 4-10, 2017 in Athens, Greece and then at the U23 World Championships, November 21-26, 2017 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.