Kilty dominant again, wins world championship


Zagreb, Croatia – Stratford native, Macey Kilty, continues her tear through the wrestling world and on her way to Japan 2020. At the conclusion of yesterday’s Cadet 5 World Championship it was Kilty raising the American flag high while claiming the gold championship belt in the 69kg freestyle.

Kilty soundly defeated Sweeden’s Julie Fridland by a 9-3 margin. Kilty scored a takedown with 1:22 left to take a 4-2 advantage and then finished up Fridland with another takedown and a caution.

In a dominant display of wrestling, Kilty tore through the entire field en route to the championship. She outscored her opponents 31-4 including a fall in the semi-finals. The finals match against Fridland was the only match for Kilty that went the distance.

Next up for Kilty are the Junior World Championships located in Trnava, Slovakia in September.

Macey Kilty (photo credit Gabor Martin)

See our Zaleski Sports Show special with Macey Kilty here