Saturday, August 9, 2014

Immigrant of the Day: Elena Pirozhkova From Russia | Olympic Wrestling Champion

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Pirozkhova greets the First Lady in 2012

Elena Pirozhkova From Russia | Olympic Wrestling Champion

Born in Russia, in 1986, wrestler Elena Pirozhkova is the top-ranked American female grappler in the 63-kilogram weight class. She joined her first wrestling team in the seventh grade, wrestling primarily against boys. Since then, she has gone on to win, among her many prizes, the World Wrestling Championships silver medal, in 2010, the gold medal, in 2012, and the bronze medal, in 2013. She is also part of the women’s U.S. Olympic team and was the U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion, in 2012.

 

 KJ

 

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