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Burnaby wrestler Justina Di Stasio misses out on podium finish at 2022 World Championships

Di Stasio was defeated by Estonia's Epp Maee in the bronze medal match.
Burnaby's Justina Di Stasio (right) at the 2022 World Wrestling Championships.

It was a disappointing finish for Justina Di Stasio at the 2022 World Wreslting Championships.

The Burnaby product was defeated by Estonia's Epp Maee in the bronze medal match today (Sept. 14) after winning her relegation draw earlier this morning to compete for third place. 

The 29-year-old won her opening qualification bout at the Serbia tournament on Tuesday (Sept. 13), beating Thi Ling Dang of Vietnam 10-1. 

In her second match, Di Stasio then lost to eventual silver-medalist Samar Amer Ibrahim Hamza, losing to the Egyptian by a score of 3-1. 

Di Stasio previously won gold at the 2018 World Championships in the 72 kg category. 

And last month, she finished on top of the podium at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the 76 kg women's freestyle wrestling category as well as bronze at the 2022 Senior Pan-American Championships in Mexico. 

She defeated Hannah Rueben of Nigeria in the final, and ended with a perfect 3-0 record.

Di Stasio, who lives in Coquitlam, has several other medals to her name, including gold at the 2019 Pan-American Games, as well as four more gold from past Pan-American Championships.