Atlas celebrated solid WC performances just before the weekend, when Bullen and Høie were the center of the party.
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Othelie Høie (20) secured bronze in the 59-kilogram class in the WC in wrestling two weeks ago. High beat Germany’s Elena Heike Brugger 5-1 in the bronze medal match.
Later in the championship, it was Grace Bullen (26) who secured a WC medal with a 3-0 victory over Bulgarian Bilyana Dudova in the bronze medal match in the 62-kilogram class in Belgrade, after first having ravaged with the opponents on the way to the semi-finals.
With the bronze medal, Bullen was also directly qualified for the Olympics in Paris next summer. It was Bullen’s third attempt to qualify for the Games, and she finally succeeded.
The 59-kilogram class is not an Olympic class. Høie will try to secure an Olympic ticket in the 57-kilogram class through qualification next year.
Both Høie and Bullen also won medals in the EC in April. Then it was bronze and silver respectively for the two in the same weight classes.