Volha Viktarauna Khilko (Belarusian: Вольга Віктараўна Хілько; Łacinka: Volha Viktaraŭna Chilko; born March 24, 1979 in Babruysk) is an amateur Belarusian wrestler, who competed in the women's middleweight category.[1] She is the 2005 World bronze medalist and European silver medalist.

Volha Khilko
Personal information
Full nameVolha Viktarauna Khilko
Nationality Belarus
Born (1979-03-24) 24 March 1979 (age 40)
Babruysk, Belarus
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
Event(s)Freestyle
ClubRT FV Babruysk
Coached byArtur Zaitsau

CareerEdit

Khilko won the bronze medal at the 2005 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in addition to her silver at the European Championships in Varna, Bulgaria.[2]

Khilko made her official debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she placed second in the preliminary pool of the women's 63 kg class, against France's Lise Legrand and Tajikistan's Natalia Ivanova. Khilko, however, lost to Canada's Viola Yanik in the fifth place match, with a technical score of 2–5.[3]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Khilko lost the second preliminary match of the 63 kg class to Poland's Monika Michalik by a technical fall, finishing in 13th place.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Volha Khilko". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  2. ^ Abbott, Gary (14 September 2007). "2007 World Championships preview at 63 kg (138.75 lbs) in women's freestyle wrestling". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  3. ^ Scott, Julie (14 September 2007). "Canada earns fifth medal: Verbeek wins silver in wrestling". Canoe Canada. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Women's Freestyle 63kg (138.5 lbs) Round of 16 Final". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 9 December 2012.

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