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Bronze for Butkevych

September 28, 2012 13:25 pm

Wrestler Olga Butkevych has won Britain's first ever women's World Championship medal.

Butkevych, 26, who is based in Manchester, beat Japan's Kyoko Shimada in Edmonton to take bronze in the 59kg division.

After wins against Russia's Ekaterina Melnikova and Yuliya Ratkevich of Azerbaijan, Butkevych lost lost her semi-final to China's Lan Zhang but bounced back to beat Shimada for the bronze.

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