Kayla Miracle of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club has been selected to represent Team USA at the Pan-American Olympic Qualifier in Ottawa, Canada on March 14. Miracle must place in the top two at 62kg to qualify USA for that weight in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Miracle represented Team USA at the 2019 Senior World Freestyle Championships at 62 kg.
From USA Wrestling:
The Pan-American Olympic Qualifier is a separate event from the Pan-American Championships, which are set for March 6-8 in Ottawa. The Championships feature all 30 Worlds weights, while only the 18 Olympic weights will be contested at the Olympic Qualifier.
All 14 athletes must finish in the top-two of their respective weight classes in order to qualify the weight for the USA to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in August.
Pan-Am nations may only enter athletes at weights that they have not yet qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
The USA has already qualified four weights—74 kg MFS, 97 MFS, 68 kg WFS, 76 kg WFS—based on medal-winning performances at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Any weight that the USA does not qualify in Ottawa will have one more chance April 30-May 3 at the World Olympic Games Qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Saturday, March 14
9:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage (WFS 50-53-57-62-68-76 kg)
4 p.m. – Finals (WFS 50-53-57-62-68-76 kg)
Times listed are CST.
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