Taylor, Sadiku capture medals at national championships

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Hannah Taylor and Ligrit Sadiku train at Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown.

Summerside's Hannah Taylor and Ligrit Sadiku will be bringing medals home from Guelph, at the National Cadet/Juvenile Wrestling Championships.

Taylor, Summerside's golden girl at the Canada Games last summer, defeated Jayd Davis in a repeat of last year's final in the girl's 52-kilogram division.

After not conceding a point in her quarterfinal or semi-final matches, Taylor's shutout streak ended when she gave up a single point, en route to beating Ontario's Davis 8-1 in a decision.

Taylor was named Most Outstanding Wrestler in the girl's cadet division for the second year in a row.

Sadiku finished a close second place behind British Columbia's Oscar Bulaqui in the Juvenile 50-kg category, losing the final match 18-12. He was dominant throughout the bracket competition, however, posting victories of 17-5, 14-1 and 7-3 before reaching the final.

It was yet another strong showing for the pair of young Summerside wrestlers, after each won gold medals at the Bishop Ryan Invitational in Hamilton, Ontario, before Christmas. They followed up that performance with Taylor winning gold and Sadiku capturing silver the following day at the Matmen Classic in Brampton.

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