Adeline Gray with her plaque after winning a Senior Nationals title at 76 kilograms (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)
CORALVILLE, Iowa — On Saturday, Adeline Gray showed why she is No. 1 in the world.
The five-time world champion captured the Senior Nationals title at 76 kilograms with a first-period technical superiority over world fifth-place finisher Victoria Francis.
Gray scored first with a two-point exposure and built her lead to 4-0 when she countered a Francis attack for a takedown. After exposing Francis two more times, she finished the match with a double leg takedown.
Four years ago, Gray defeated Francis to make the 2016 Olympic team. The two were teammates on the 2019 world team, with Gray competing at 76 kilogram