Ukrainian Alina Stadnik-Makhinya won gold medal and became the world champion after she overpowered Canadian Stacie Anaka. Alina was counting on a medal, but “gold” has became a pleasant surprise, she announced right after the final victory at the FILA (International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles) World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Ukrainian athlete became the top fighter among women wrestlers in the weight category up to 67 kg. Nasanburmaa Ochirbat of Mongolia and Sara Dosho of Japan shared bronze.
“Before the start of the championships the coaches said that I was prepared for a world champion title, but I doubted myself. For two years I’ve been fighting at the world championships, but has always been one step short of winning,” said Stadnik-Makhinya.
Talking about the final battle Ukrainian athlete noted that the victory gave her a good incentive for further achievements including the upcoming Olympic Games.
“I am really satisfied, this is my third gold medal in the world championships in my career. ” Stadnik-Makhynia said, as reported by dnaindia.com. “Our sport has earned its right to be included into the Olympic program, which provides a good incentive to strive for new achievements,” she concluded.
Ukraine has been known to nurture excellent wrestlers for quite some time now. Just less than two months ago, on June 26, Ukrainian wrestlers made a strong stand at the 2013 Cadet Championship in Bar, Montenegro. The tournament, which included three categories: men freestyle, men Greco-Roman, and women wrestling featured an excellent performance by Ukrainian women’s team winning silver medal with 80 points, finishing ahead of 21 other teams. Russian women’s team took gold with 88 points.
FILA, the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles, is the global governing body of the wrestling sport. With headquarters in Corsier-Sur-Vevey, Switzerland, it promotes the sport and facilitates the activities of its 177 national federations from around the world, reads the website of the federation.