The 2023 World Wrestling Championships, scheduled for September 16th to September 24th in Belgrade, Serbia, are generating excitement, and one athlete in the spotlight is Sarah Hildebrandt, a freestyle wrestler representing the United States. Hildebrandt’s impressive journey in the wrestling world includes a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 50 kg category, making her a prominent figure in the sport.
Hildebrandt’s achievements extend beyond the Olympics. She boasts a remarkable track record in international wrestling competitions, with three medals at the World Wrestling Championships and a gold medal at the Pan American Games. Moreover, she has stood atop the podium an impressive seven times at the Pan American Wrestling Championships.
Hildebrandt’s wrestling career began in 2013 when she represented the United States at the Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia. While she didn’t secure a medal at that time, it marked the commencement of her international wrestling journey.
In 2016, she participated in the 55 kg category at the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, although luck eluded her in securing a medal. However, she made significant strides in 2018, claiming bronze at the Klippan Lady Open in Sweden and a gold medal at the Pan American Wrestling Championships in Peru.
Her winning streak continued in 2019 with a gold medal at the Golden Grand Prix Ivan Yarygin in Russia. In 2021, she clinched gold in the women’s 50 kg event at the Grand Prix de France Henri Deglane.
At the 2022 World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Hildebrandt reaffirmed her prowess with another bronze in the women’s 50 kg category. With her remarkable achievements and consistent performance, the wrestling world eagerly awaits Sarah Hildebrandt’s participation in the upcoming 2023 World Wrestling Championships.
Re-reported from the article originally published in The Statesman