Three women’s combat sports will all be competing on the same day Wednesday for the London 2012 Olympics.
Besides the boxing semi-fianls featuring Team USA’s Marlen Esparza, and Claressa Sheilds; wrestling and taekwondo will start they competitions.
In wrestling, American Clarissa Chun will return for her second Olympics, hoping to better her 2008 Beijing Games performance and become the first US woman to get a wrestling gold medal. She will face China’s Shasha Zhoa in the preliminary round of the 48 kg/105.5 lbs one day tournament.
Also the 63 kg/139 lbs wrestling tournament will happen Wednesday with American Elena Pirozhkova getting a first round bye.
Wrestling will be streamed live on NBCSports.com/LiveExtra starting at 5 a.m. pacific/8 a.m. eastern.
If boxing and wrestling wasn’t enough, Taekwondo also starts Wednesday with the 49kg/108 lbs division. No Americans will be in action, however.
Taekwondo will be streamed at 1 a.m. pacific/4 a.m. eastern at NBCSports.com/LiveExtra.
Here are a look at the brackets for wrestling and Taekowondo. You can see the semi-final matches for boxing here.
48 kg/105.5 lbs
- Clarissa Chun (USA) vs. Shasha Zhao (CHN)
- Otgontsetseg Davaasukh (MGL) vs. Carolina Castillo Hidalgo (COL)
- Iwona Nina Matkowska (POL) vs. Patricia Alejandra Bermudez (ARG)
Byed into Round 2 (Some match-ups to be determined)
- Zhuldyz Eshimova (KAZ)
- Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (BLR)
- Carol Huynh (CAN)
- Thi Lua Nguyen (VIE)
- Isabelle Sambou (SEN)
- Tanoh Benie (CIV)
- Maroi Mezien (TUN)
- Hitomi Obara (JPN)
- Mayelis Yesenia Caripa Castillo (VEN) vs. Alexandra Engelhardt (GER)
- Irina Melnik-Merleni (UKR) vs. Kim Hyungjoo (KOR)
- Mariya Stadnyk (AZE)
63 kg/139 lbs
- Maria Mcqueen Dunn (GUM) vs. Lubov Volosova (RUS)
- Elif Jale Yesilirmak (TUR) vs. Katerina Vidiaux Lopez (CUB)
- Yelena Shalygina (KAZ) vs. Yuliya Ostapchuk (UKR)
- Jacira Francisco Mendonca (GBS) vs. Marianna Sastin (HUN)
Byed into Round 2
- Sylvie Datty-Ngonga Tara-Agoue (CAF) vs. Battsetseg Soronzonbold (MGL)
- Anastasija Grigorjeva (LAT) vs. Elena Pirozhkova (USA)
- Aisuluu Tynybekova (KGZ) vs. Henna Johansson (SWE)
- Martine Dugrenier (CAN) vs. Kaori Icho (JPN)
- Un Gyong Choe (PRK) vs. Jing Ruixue (CHN)
- Monika Ewa Michalik (POL) vs. Blessing Oborududu (NGR)
- Jingyu Wu (CHN) vs. Elizabeth Zamora Gordillo (GUA)
- Theresa Tona (PNG) vs. Erika Kasahara (JPN)
- Lucija Zaninovic (CRO) vs.Seulki Kang (CAF)
- Carola Malvina Lopez Rodriguez (ARG) vs. Sanaa Atabrour (MAR)
- Brigitte Yague Enrique (ESP) vs.Carolena Carstens-Salceda (PAN)
- Raya Hatahet (JOR) vs. Jannet Alegria Pena (MEX)
- Chanatip Sonkham (THA) vs. Kristina Kim (RUS)
- Sumeyye Manz (GER) vs. Shu-Chun Yang (TPE)