Quebec wrestler Dorothy Yeats successfully defended her world junior wrestling crown in the 67 kg category on August 15th at this year’s competition held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
“It’s a great feeling to be able to keep my title,” said Yeats. “It’s also been very nice to have my father with me as a coach.”
In the final of the Junior World Championships, Yeats defeated the home-town favourite, Bulgarian Dzhanan Manolova.
“It was an interesting final because, as we were in Bulgaria, the crowd was totally on his side. I’m glad I stayed strong and focused anyway.”
The Montrealer’s championship run began with an 11-4 victory in the second round against Sweden’s Moa Nygren. Yeats subsequently went on to easily defeat Turkish Kiymet Kocyigit 8-0 in the first period of their quarter-final duel. Then in the semifinals, the 20-year-old wrestler had not too much difficulty defeating Japanese wrestler Suzuki Kona 6-0 before going on to win the title over Bulgarian Dzhanan Manolova 4-1.
Dorothy surprised many by being a silver medalist at last year’s World Senior Championships. Yeats will now attempt to climb on the highest podium of the 2013 edition of the Senior Championships which will be held in September 2013 in Budapest, Hungary.
Some information for this article was founnd in a French article on the TVA Sports website.
Note: You can view all of Dory’s matches at the 2013 World Junior Championships from this website.