USA’s 19YO Prodigy Wrestler Weeks After Wrestling World Championship Glory Sets Sights on 9th Gold Medal

Published 10/14/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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A phenom from Walnut Creek California has shaken up the wrestling community. This wrestling prodigy, dominating in 72 kgs, is entering the U23 World Wrestling Championship. It will take place in Tirana, Albania’s capital city from October 23-29.

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The championship will feature 587 wrestlers from 58 countries. The American champion will be returning in her division to conquer the title again this year. She will be sharing the bracket with Wiktoria Choluj (POL). She defeated Wiktoria 11-0 last year to clinch the 2022 U23 World Wrestling Championship title.

The American prodigy in action

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The American prodigy, Amit Elor, will be looking to repeat the dominating run of the last championship. At 19, Amit Elor has already won 8 international gold medals in 72, 68 and 69 kg. She will be going for her 9th International gold.

United World Wrestling shared a video of Amit Elor on their X (earlier Twitter) account, calling her the new face of American Women’s Wrestling.

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She has a clean winning run this season and would likely continue it through the u23 championship. Recently Amit Elor won her second consecutive gold at Belgrade in the World Wrestling Championship by defeating the Mongolian wrestler Davaanasan Enkh Amar 8-2 in the final. In her press conference after the match, she talked about her Olympic dream.

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Wrestling prodigy’s Olympic dream

Talking about the Olympics being her ultimate dream, she said that it would be a tough decision. She would have to choose between cutting weight or gaining more since the 72 kg division doesn’t exist in the Olympics. It is a challenge that she will have to figure out on her own. Her parents are against cutting the weight, but she is inclined towards 68 since she is already at the lower end of 72 kg.

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In order to get her name on the team roster, she has to be at the top of her performance. Being in the top two spots of the 2023 Pan American Games or qualifying in the top two spots of the World Qualification Tournament will get her into the Olympic team. The stage is all set for the American prodigy. Her game is stronger. She has more experience than last year. If she clinches her 9th gold in Belgrade, she will get closer to her Olympic dream.

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Shantnu Dobhal is an American sportswriter at EssentiallySports, who specialises in Weightlifting and Basketball. He is an avid sports enthusiast and comes with a staunch background in content writing. A holder of a master’s degree, Shantnu has always been attached to the world of sports through generations and is into MMA and boxing.
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