Helen Maroulis was one of two gold winners for the United States on day four of the Wrestling World Championships ©UWW

Hosts the United States claimed two women’s freestyle gold medals on day four of the Wrestling World Championships here as Italy’s Frank Chamizo Marquez won the men’s freestyle 65 kilograms competition in dramatic fashion. 

Helen Maroulis picked up the US’s first gold medal of the evening thanks to an 11-0 technical fall victory against Russia’s Irina Ologonova in the 55kg final, bettering her silver from 2012 and last year's bronze. 

This was followed by success for compatriot Adeline Gray, who overcame China’s Qian Zhou with her own technical fall to successfully defend her 75kg crown and complete a hat-trick of world titles in her career. 

The 55kg bronze medals went to Bulgaria's Evelina Georgieva Nikolova and Ukraine’s Tetyana Kit at the expense of China's Qianyu Pang and Belarus' Katsiaryna Hanchar Yanushkevich respectively.

Estonia's Epp Mae took the first 75kg bronze medal to the detriment of Colombia's Andrea Carolina Olaya Gutierrez, while Belarus’ Vasilisa Marzaliuk beat Brazil’s Aline Da Silva Ferreira to the second.

Rounding off the day’s action was Chamizo Marquez’s sensational victory against Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov, overturning a deficit late on to secure Italy’s first-ever freestyle wrestling world title.

The Cuban-born Italian was 3-2 behind with only 17 seconds remaining, but managed to reverse Navruzov and drop him to the mat in the dying moments for a 4-3 victory.

"There are no words to describe what a winning a medal for Italy means to me," said Chamizo Marquez.

The men's 65kg bronze medals went to Russia’s Soslan Ramonov, who defeated Mongolia’s Mandakhnaran Ganzorig, and Iran’s Sayed Ahmad Mohammadi, up against Azerbaijan’s Toghrul Asgarov.

Italy's Frank Chamizo Marquez produced a sensational performance to claim the men's 65kg freestyle title
Italy's Frank Chamizo Marquez produced a sensational performance to claim the men's 65kg freestyle title ©Martin Gabor/UWW

Meanwhile, Kaori Icho pushed Japan to the top of the gold medal standings after securing her 10th world title with a 10-0 technical fall win against Finland’s Petra Olli in the women’s freestyle 58kg final.

Turkey's Elif Jale Yesilirmak overcame Colombia’s Jackeline Renteria Castillo in the first bronze medal match, after which Azerbaijan's Yuliya Ratkevich got the better of Sweden’s Malin Johanna Mattsson.

As for the women’s freestyle 63kg class, Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold registered a swift win by fall against Japan's Risako Kawai in the final.

Victory ensured her second world title having become her country's first female global champion in 2010 by taking the 59kg crown.

Soronzonbold and Kawai were joined on the podium by Ukraine’s Yuliia Tkach Ostapchuk and Bulgaria’s Taybe Mustafa Yusein as Canada’s Braxton Rei Stone and Latvia’s Anastasija Grigorjeva just missed out.

The action is scheduled to continue here tomorrow with the women’s freestyle 60kg competition, and men’s freestyle 61kg, 86kg and 97kg tournaments all taking place.

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