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    wrestfan got a reaction from Uwwdoc in Iran Wrestling News   
    The first round of the wrestling league in freestyle started today. this time we have 14 teams in 4 groups (which means lots of very weak teams) 4 towns will host each group on 25, 26, 27 and 29 October. there will be a 2nd round after 2 weeks and after that only the top team from each group advances to the semifinal.
    today's group was contested by 3 teams. In live steam and those who wrestled in Norway will rest for now. still we had Mohammadian, Atri, Shaabani and Mohebbi wrestling today.
    Atri had two close wins at 61kg. easy wins for Mohammadian, Shaabani and Mohebbi. I wonder why one team signs both Mohammadian and Shaabani?! lol
    this team "Fooladin Zob Amol" apparently will have Yazdani and Zare in the 2nd round alongside Firouzpour brothers and Dastan (U23 team members) probably the strongest team.
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    wrestfan got a reaction from window12 in 92 Kg   
    I don't know why everybody assumes Ghasempour will stay at 92kg! his normal bodyweight is something around 88kg. yes he did great and beat guys 5-6kg (or probably more) heavier than himself but I don't think that's what he wants. I won't be surprised if he tries 86kg next year. he is not afraid of Yazdani and he proved that before.
    and 92kg won't be easy for him domestically. remember he lost a match to Ebrahimi during the trials. (but beat him twice to make the team) and we also have Karimi who can beat and dominate anybody in the world (except Cox of course)
    Kamran had to try 92kg this year because when he lost to Yazdani at the Olympic trials that also cost him a spot in the Worlds in his weight. we still don't know about his next year's plan.
    If I have to predict right now, I would say between Karimi, Yazdani and Ghasempour two of them will go the worlds at 86 and 92 and the other one will wrestle at the Asian Games at 86kg. (Ebrahimi probably disagrees with my prediction)
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    wrestfan got a reaction from 2td3nf in Iran Wrestling News   
    I think they limited teams to only 2 World Team members. so I assume that wasn't possible.
    I think the league starts in 2 or 3 days in 4 groups in 4 different towns.
    the league's poster

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    wrestfan got a reaction from The Genius in Iran Wrestling News   
    I think they limited teams to only 2 World Team members. so I assume that wasn't possible.
    I think the league starts in 2 or 3 days in 4 groups in 4 different towns.
    the league's poster

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    wrestfan got a reaction from Uwwdoc in Iran Wrestling News   
    it's hard to find those interviews after more than few days. yeah they said lots of things lol for example Dabir said we are #1 in the World in Greco but in freestyle we are still behind USA and Russia even though they were probably one win (by Amouzad or Elahi) away from winning the team title
    here is a TV show with R. Geraei and Delkhani as guests. nothing really special though , the host sucks but that's all I could find for now
    https://www.telewebion.com/episode/2676632

    btw if you use telegram you should follow IWF's account. they are always quick in posting anything related to Dabir lol one of his comments before the 3rd day finals (when he is talking to the wrestlers and one of his own guys recorded it) got controversial. he is sometimes too religious in a VERY annoying way. he says something like "let's go and make Shia people happy" and he never apologized for that, only tried to somehow explain it in most of his interviews.
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    wrestfan got a reaction from irani in Iran Wrestling News   
    AG will be held only in Olympic weights. he has to cut weight for 86kg (which will be easy for him) or move up to 97kg if he wants to go to Hangzhou.
    97kg will be easy, Mohammadian, Goleij or Shabani they all can tech everybody in Asia.
    125kg is a bit harder with that Mongolian guy (and probably Deng of China) not sure who is #2 in Iran at the moment. Mohebbi lost to Foroutan in Takhti Cup, Foroutan lost the U23 trials to Hashemi. and Taheri lost to Egypt lol so I say let's send Zare to both events, he doesn't cut weight after all. having back to back tournaments in 2 weeks won't hurt him.
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    wrestfan reacted to Uwwdoc in Iran Wrestling News   
    I asked Yaz and he said he will come to Serbia over AG. But it's a long time until then and things can change, it may not entirely be his own choice. 
    His next step is focusing on the league, I imagine a lot of teams will be battling over his signature and whoever forks out the most cash will get him. His stock has risen since the Gold.
    Also Bana gave Mardani a bollocking for not winning his match as it would have sent Iran top. Big Rasoul Jalili comforted him though which was nice lol. 
    What a tournament and was an absolute unbelievable time to be a part of it. Iran's most successful combined results in the worlds ever.  Historic moments such as Yaz getting revenge. That Sunday when Iran just kept winning. The comeback victories. Geraei winning worlds 2 months after winning olympics, and in dramatic fashion! Was great stuff.
     
    Also Iran might not have officially finished top in both styles with the scoring system. But I would say most countries and fans of differing nationalities felt Iran was the country of the tournament throughout. Great result.
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    wrestfan got a reaction from irani in Iran Wrestling News   
    winning 4 gold medals is a great result for the Greco team but what a pity they lost the team title to Russia (with just 1 gold medal) only because of 6 points.
    interestingly right now Iran has more depth in Greco which is weird because freestyle is still much more popular. except 2 or 3 wrestlers the rest aren't absolute #1 in the country and can lose to someone else in any competition. Yousefi was #3 few months ago, he is #2 at the moment but now he is the world champion lol
    Iran could win the team title with just one more win, I still can't believe how come Abbaspour (who was a gold medal prospect) lost like that. the Armenian who beat Mardani was leading Moldova in the SF 6-0 before that choking thing. his win would send Mardani to the repechage and eliminate the Russian Maryanyan. (who eventually won the bronze)
    they already have to make a decision about the next year for both Greco and freestyle. Asian Games is only few days after the World Championships and we know Asian games is a big deal for the sport system in Iran and wrestling always brings the most number of gold medals for Iran. but Worlds is a big deal too. they can't send a weak team to Serbia.
    for example I'm sure Yazdani wants to defend his world title in 2022 but on other hand winning gold in AG means prize money. maybe Ghasempour finally gets to wrestle Taylor after all lol (even though I highly doubt Yazdani prefers AG over WCh)
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    wrestfan got a reaction from irani in Iran Wrestling News   
    yep that's a sure thing now
     
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    wrestfan got a reaction from The Genius in Iran Wrestling News   
    Abbaspour surprised me big time, I mean for few minutes I couldn't believe what I witnessed !! Sefershaev (possible gold medalist) lost to our #3 and needed lots of helps from the ref to beat our #4 in Serbian tournament a month ago but then our #1 lost like that (10-1 !!!) to someone who got teched easily in the next round. I was hoping for gold in this weight.
    I was expecting this defeat for Geraei, he had to go all out against Vlasov. we knew Roman will finish the match if he gets the chance on top. Geraei had to try much harder to avoid the first caution. I believe Vlasov will win the SF but then it will be hard for this Geraei (mentally broken) to come back for bronze. in Tokyo he only had to beat a mediocre Japanese for the bronze but failed.
    Mokhtari did great as expected. I won't write more since I don't want to jinx him lol Poshtam also did much better than expectations specially after that shaky start against India. he is not fun to watch but he is tough and can push anybody around the mat. I think it will be 50/50 in the semis. he as to avoid the caution because the Turk looked really good in parterre
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    wrestfan got a reaction from Uwwdoc in Iran Wrestling News   
    one simple reason he sucks lol
    but seriously speaking he lost to Lorincz in Vehbi Emre tourney in Turkey and Lorincz lost to some random Russian wrestler and Taheri beat that guy in the final.
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    wrestfan got a reaction from Shiraz123 in Iran Wrestling News   
    he went down 4-0 and then started to attack, scored few points but lost it 6-5. probably could win the match with 20 more seconds. he started very late. the Armenian was a tough matchup for his underhooks. but that was winnable and he probably can beat the guy if they wrestle once again today. he just had no idea about this guy.
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    wrestfan got a reaction from irani in Iran Wrestling News   
    no , not completely
    all 3 teams still have a chance for the team title. and considering the matches I believe Russia has a better chance but it's still completely possible for Iran and USA too. Iran needs 2 bronze medals + Snyder losing. US only needs Snyder winning. Russia needs to win both medal matches.
    Iran and Russia can't win the title if they even lose one match, USA can lose and still wins the title. (USA is guaranteed a 2nd place finish at least with Green 100% finishing 7th and earning 8pts)
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    wrestfan got a reaction from AHamilton in Iran Wrestling News   
    that was part of the rules (if we can call it "rules") whoever doesn't medal at the Olympics won't have a chance to even wrestle at the World team trials.
    Yazdani and Zare were exemptions, they still could wrestle at the trials but they both won a medal in Tokyo and made the team without having to participate at the trials.
    I don't think Mohammadian ever talked after the Olympics, nobody knows about his plans, he simply disappeared but I assume he will come back next year.
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    wrestfan got a reaction from The Genius in Iran Wrestling News   
    Yep
    Goleij did good here and could beat Snyder. he deserves credit for that. there is his video after the match blaming himself "che ghalati kardam" and repeating it 100 times
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    wrestfan got a reaction from Shiraz123 in Iran Wrestling News   
    IAWF (they officially changed the name to IWF) uploaded a video about how Dorostkar, Dabir and Sourian are talking to Yazdani and making plans about beating Taylor in past 40 days. worth watching. kind of funny to see Sourian is giving advises to a freestyle Olympic Champion lol
    https://hajifirouz2.cdn.asset.aparat.com/aparat-video/106e658f1a9211ae02ff5381cd402a7d38234689-720p.mp4?wmsAuthSign=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJ0b2tlbiI6ImI3ODRkM2Q3Mzk4MThjYTY3YTAwMmU2NzFiYWU3YmZjIiwiZXhwIjoxNjMzMzA4ODc3LCJpc3MiOiJTYWJhIElkZWEgR1NJRyJ9.ihyuqxSz6dH41T2seF4utZNCFtq6feGK4pv_l_OuWh4
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    wrestfan got a reaction from window12 in Iran Wrestling News   
    IAWF (they officially changed the name to IWF) uploaded a video about how Dorostkar, Dabir and Sourian are talking to Yazdani and making plans about beating Taylor in past 40 days. worth watching. kind of funny to see Sourian is giving advises to a freestyle Olympic Champion lol
    https://hajifirouz2.cdn.asset.aparat.com/aparat-video/106e658f1a9211ae02ff5381cd402a7d38234689-720p.mp4?wmsAuthSign=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJ0b2tlbiI6ImI3ODRkM2Q3Mzk4MThjYTY3YTAwMmU2NzFiYWU3YmZjIiwiZXhwIjoxNjMzMzA4ODc3LCJpc3MiOiJTYWJhIElkZWEgR1NJRyJ9.ihyuqxSz6dH41T2seF4utZNCFtq6feGK4pv_l_OuWh4
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    wrestfan reacted to Shiraz123 in Iran Wrestling News   
    Brackets got reset for some reason, so this is our actual draws:
     
    Sarlak rests first round, then has winner of Yemen and Ecuador, if he can beat them he probably has Erdenbat. I assume he loses here but if not Abe of Japan (2019 Junior world champ) and Atli are also on his side and potential semi final opponents. Russia and USA on the other side.
    Amouzad - Starts off with a Hungarian with a Russian name, not sure who he is. If he wins that he has 2018 57kg U23 world champ Hasegawa of Japan. His quarter should be manageable  and if he wins there he gets the world cup champ and favourite Magomedov of Russia in the semi final 
    65 Yazdani got a nice draw for himself. Opens up with Austria. Really this is about a good a draw as you can get at 65, might be his best chance to medal. Russia, USA, Japan and the Armenian who was terrorising everyone for a couple months are on the other side. 
    Elahi opens up at 70kg with 2019 junior world silver from Japan Motoyama, who seems to be losing weight for some reason. He lost a close match in the junior world final at 74kg against the American who beat Nokhodi. Russia is also on his side of the bracket. 
    Emami starts with a Mongolian who I don't recognise off the top of my head, but then has a 2019 world semi rematch with Kaipanov, if he wins there he will have Kenchadze. Bizhoev, Umarpashaev and Salkazanov are all on his side for a potential semi final match.
    Nokhodi starts with Italy. He completely avoids Burroughs, Russia and Gulaev (this years euro champ) who are on the other side of the bracket. The other Kenchadze brother is on his side but he can't ask for a luckier bracket than that. 
    At 86 due to a seeding redraw Yazdani has Tayor first round. No, just joking. He has a rest first round, then the winner of Poland and Kazakhstan. Seems like he should stroll to the semi against Naifanov. 
    Ghasempour likely has a Mtisuri quarter than a Cox semi final. His first match is against the winner of Urkraine and CRC  (no idea where that is) after he rests in the first round.
    The legend Goleij opens up with the man no Iranian can beat even going back to prime Reza Yazdani losing to him at world cup. Yes, it is Odikadze again. Can Goleij break the curse and beat Mr 5th place? If he loses to Odikadze then he can't expect to be pulled back in. If Goleij makes it to the semi final he will face Snyder. Sadulaev is on the other side.
    Zare, my favourite wrestler, has Khramiankou first round, Khramiankou is pretty decent but Zare should beat him. If he does then he has the winner of Gwizdowski and Dhesi of Canada. Then he'd have an Akgul semi final. Pretty bad draw for Zare but he should get a bronze at the least if he can win his first match. 
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    wrestfan got a reaction from irani in Iran Wrestling News   
    U 23 trials with lots of surprises,
    57: Ahmad Mohammadnejad
    61: Majid Dastan
    65: Peyman Nemati
    70: Ali Akbar Fazli
    74: Hossein Abouzari
    79: Ali Savadkouhi
    86: Sajjad Gholami
    92: Mohammad Mobin Azimi
    97: Amir Ali Azarpira
    125: Mehdi Hashemi
    57, 61, 70, 79, 86 and 97 winners (those in bold) are already selected. other 4 guys have to wrestle another trial in 2 weeks, 65 vs Hassan Ebadi, 74 vs M.S. Firouzpour, 92 vs A.H. Firouzpour and 125 vs Foroutan
    Ali Gholizadegan who was in race to make the senior team lost the first round of 57kg to Amir Hossein Shami! Amir Hossein Maghsoudi also lost to someone named Hossein Mohammadaghaei
    have to say some of these guys are completely unknown to me. or at least their name don't sound familiar before any googling.
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    wrestfan got a reaction from Shiraz123 in Iran Wrestling News   
    based on the primary startlist Myles Amine won't wrestle in Norway, if he really doesn't show up. Yazdani will have Naifonov in the semifinal once again.
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    wrestfan got a reaction from The Genius in Iran Wrestling News   
    Iran had to make a change in the Greco team, Amin Mirzazadeh at 130kg (5th place Olympics) tested positive for COVID and while there is still time for him to recover still he will miss the worlds because he will miss lots of training sessions. instead they are going to send World U23 Champion and 2021 Asian Champion Ali Akbar Yousefi.
    we also had extra trials at 55kg between Abbspour and World Junior Champion Dehbozorgi, Abbaspour beat him twice to make the world team. (Dehbozorgi beat Abbaspour earlier this year to make the junior team, they are both U20)
    so this is the final Greco squad
    55: Sajjad Abbaspour
    60: Mehrdad Mardani
    63: Meysam Dalkhani
    67: Mohammad Reza Geraei
    72: Mohammad Reza MokhtarI
    77: Mohammad Ali Geraei
    82: Pejman Poshtam
    87: Ramin Taheri
    97: Mohammad Hadi Saravi
    130: Ali Akbar Yousefi
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    wrestfan reacted to Shiraz123 in Iran Wrestling News   
    Watched some of the Medved, Veisi at 57 who is the guy who actually won our junior trial (Gholizadegan came third) came 5th but didn't win a match due to small brackets. He came 5th by losing twice, lol. TBH he is pretty bad, I was wondering how he was considering Gholizadegan has done somewhat well recently winning two senior tournaments. From what I saw at the Medved he only does underhook pushing, never shoots and gets countered easily. 
    Big Firouzpour came third, got teched by Mamedov in under a minute in his second match.
    Foroutan came second at 125, Lost 7 - 1 in the final to Khramiankou from Belarus. Funny match, Foroutan literally must have got to his legs around 8 - 9 times but either gave up his own takedown from there or the Belarus wrestler just escaped. As I said ages ago in terms of finishing takedowns Foroutan must be 1 of the slowest wrestlers in history and he paid for it here. Foroutan would have been better off just trying to underhook push his way to a win. 
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    wrestfan reacted to HawkY in Iran Wrestling News   
    They just aren't as good anymore. The areas that used to produce great greco wrestlers are diminishing ( or gone) and Russia doesn't have the well run resource rich soviet system in pristine shape to produce talents either.  
    The commonly held belief here that its harder to win a medal now because instead of one Russian you have to face several. Yeah thats true for Freestyle. But thats only the case because of how popular and high level  FS is in Ossetia and Dagestan. Nothing to do with Russia per say. There is no Greco Dagestan that Russia can tap into and they can't do much about it .  In most other sports, not just greco (gymnastics, weightlifting...) Russia is much weaker than the Soviet union.
     
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    wrestfan reacted to HawkY in Iran Wrestling News   
    Bit of an update. Head coach Gogi of Russia's greco team said that their olympic medalists are NOT going.
     
    So that means no Emelin, Evloev, or Semenov.
    Russia is not deep at 130 kg. They have got Zaurabi and Shchur. No world medals or Euro championships  between them. Zaurabi has never won anything Senior level? Just a bronze from an easy draw at euros.  Shchur is big , awkward, and old. He doesn't look like a wrestler. A pot belly and not ripped or massive.  Its like someone took a large middle aged employee from a corporate office and put him in a singlet. He is tough esp defensively . He has hung in there with Riza and Pino. Not that talented though so lots and lots of losses over his career.  There U23 didn't do well either and no one at Juniors is ready. Boost for Iran's chances here.
     
    For 97 kg on paper it should be Sargsyan. He has won three tournaments in a row including Russian champs.  Maybe Nikita will get a shout for being the only one to beat Evloev in forever (teched him even).
     
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    wrestfan got a reaction from Graverobber in Iran Wrestling News   
    Alireza Sarlak, Amir Mohammad Yazdani and Erfan Elahi made the world team after winning trials today.
    Sarlak beat Gholizadegan twice 3-2 and 4-3
    Yazdani beat Mahmoodjanloo twice 8-2 and 13-3
    Elahi beat Maghoudi 2-1. he won the first match 6-5, lost the next match 5-3 but finished the job in the last match 8-3
    so Iran FS team is now complete for the Worlds
    57: Alireza Sarlak
    61: Rahman Amouzad
    65: Amir Mohammad Yazdani
    70: Erfan Elahi
    74: Younes Emami
    79: Mohammad Nokhodi
    86: Hassan Yazdani
    92: Kamran Ghasempour
    97: Mojtaba Goleij
    125: Amir Hossein Zare
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