Russian Poleshchuk lost to Ukrainian Vinnik at the World Wrestling Championships
MOSCOW, September 18 – Russian Ekaterina Poleshchuk lost to Ukrainian Maria Vinnik in the 1/8 finals in the up to 55 kg weight category at the World Wrestling Championships, which takes place in Belgrade.
The fight ended with a score of 2:1 in favor of the Ukrainian athlete. In qualifying, Poleshchuk defeated Donbass native Tatyana Profatilova, representing France, with a score of 5:4.
The World Championships in Belgrade, where Olympic licenses are awarded, will end on September 24. Russians and Belarusians are allowed to participate in competitions in a neutral status.
Earlier, the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine lifted the ban on the participation of Ukrainian athletes in international competitions with athletes from Russia and Belarus performing in a neutral status. A new document signed by the Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine and the President of the National Olympic Committee of the country, Vadim Gutzeit, prohibits sending Ukrainian teams only to those tournaments where Russians and Belarusians compete under their own flags or express their national identity through their public actions/statements.