Anastasija Grigorjeva

Anastasija Grigorjeva (born 12 May 1990) is a Latvian freestyle wrestler of Russian origin[citation needed], who won gold at the 2010, 2013 and 2016 European Championships. She has also won two bronze medals at World Championship level and won gold at the European Games. She has competed at two Olympics (2012 and 2016).

Anastasija Grigorjeva
Personal information
NationalityLatvian
EthnicityRussian
Born (1990-05-12) 12 May 1990 (age 30)
Daugavpils, Latvia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Country Latvia
SportFreestyle wrestling

CareerEdit

Grigorjeva was born in Daugavpils, Latvia.[1]

She started to train in wrestling from the year 2003. She originally trained in judo before switching to freestyle wrestling some years later. She studied at the University of Daugavpils from 2012 onwards.

Grigorjeva had sporting success from a young age: she was the silver medalist at the European Championship for cadets in 2007, the winner of the European Championship for juniors in 2008 and silver medalist of the World and European Championship for juniors.

She won European Championships 2010 (Women's freestyle – 55 kg) and won silver in 2012 (Women's freestyle – 59 kg).

She qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[2] At these Games, she exited in the quarterfinals and achieved 9th place.[1] After the 2012 Olympic Games she competed successfully in tournaments, winning 16 consecutive victories, the third longest series of victory between FILA elite wrestlers.

In 2013 she won the title of European Champion for a second time, this time in the -63 kg weight category and she was named the sportswoman of the year in Latvia. By March 2014 she was number 1 ranked in the world, and in April she won her third gold medal at the European Championship. That year, Grigorjeva won a bronze medal at the World Championship. In 2014 she was again named Latvian sportswoman of the year.

In June 2015, she competed in the inaugural European Games, for Latvia in wrestling in the women's freestyle -63 kg division. She earned a bronze medal.

She qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics, but was again knocked out in the quarterfinals. This time she was entered into the bronze medal repechage, but lost to eventual bronze medalist Monika Michalik.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Anastasija Grigorjeva Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2019-11-09.
  2. ^ "Grigorjeva izcīna ceļazīmi uz Londonas olimpiskajām spēlēm" (in Latvian). Sportacentrs.com. May 6, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2012.

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Awards
Preceded by
Ineta Radēviča
Latvian Sportsperswoman of the Year
2013, 2014
Succeeded by
Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa