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Everything posted by CA_Wrestler

  1. All of Japan's Olympic champions won't be competing in Oslo. Japan's WFS is sending an extremely young team this year. Even younger than the team they sent in 2019. Japan has TWO teen superstars ready for the World Championships. One is 17 and junior in HS. The other is 18. They are at 53kg and 62 kg. at 53 kg they have Akari Fujinami(17 yrs old. HS Jr-2018 Cadet WC), beat 2019 world silver Namami Irie last December and teched her this past May. Also beat Haruna Okuno(2x Senior WC, 1x Jr WC, 1x cadet WC, 2x U23 WC) last Dec by pin and by tech this past May. Sister of Yuhi Fujinami 2017 Mens Senior Bronze, Jumping from Cadet to Senior level. Extremely good and a lethal single leg. Was one of the sparring partners for 2020 Olympic Champion at 53kg, Mayu Mukaida and wasn't able to enter the Japanese Olympic trials because she was too young. She'll definitely be gunning for Mukaida's spot at 53kg for 2024 in Paris because she is that good. at 62kg is Nonoka Ozaki(18 yrs old). 2018 and 2019 Cadet WC. 2018 Youth Olympics Champion. 3 time Klippan Lady Open Champion cadet division(2018, 2019 and 2020). Jumping from Cadet to Senior level. Extremely good. That's a nice lineup for us at 68, 72 and 76, but Japan's WFS can possibly win the first 5-6 weights. It'll be interesting to see.
  2. That's good experience for her, but what does that have to do with you asking why Susaki didn't go to U23?
  3. lol Why would Yui go U23 from 2018-2019? That's only for wrestlers who didn't make the World or Olympic team.
  4. I'm not gonna be mad if they don't haha
  5. Amit has been getting in some really good training over at Edge in NJ with Valentin and everybody else who is there for the past few months.
  6. You shouldn't really be. Hardly anybody sees folk techniques outside of the US except when our wrestlers go overseas.
  7. I don't think people really understand the balance, grip strength and explosive power top tier judokas have unless they've done randori, ne-waza or tachi-waza with a gi on against those judokas.
  8. Because Gilman already has 57 locked up due to his medal at the Olympics. Everybody that was a contender for 57 has to bump up to 61 for the World Team Trials if they want a chance at competing.
  9. I actually think that would be funny watching his reaction to trying to get a hold of J'Den.
  10. We all know Sadulaev rarely makes any mistakes and his technique is almost always on point., but I really think J'Den with his head screwed on right(and not missing weigh in times) would give Sadulaev some problems mainly because of J'Den's athleticism, quickness, the ways he can score and if J'Den starts sweating a lot like against DT...lol
  11. I'm pretty sure they were relieved when Irie lost and didn't place in the 2019 WC. The problem with Irie is that, she is really good. Multiple time age group world champion like all of Japan's womens team. But, Irie's offense is nowhere near as dynamic as Susaki's. Which means that when it gets close in these international tournaments and Irie has to go out and get a TD to win, the chances are significantly lower than if that were Susaki. Nobody in Japan right now that's behind her on the 50kg ladder is as dynamic, quick and has the same level of technique(and that's saying something) I laughed when Team USA released that article right before the Opening Ceremonies and said that Susaki being the flagbearer for Japan would possibly be a distraction for her.
  12. It was pretty amazing to watch. Let's also consider this: In 7 World championships(3 cadet, 2 junior 2 senior) and 1 Olympics, she has outscored her opponents: 331-6
  13. Pretty cool. Kaori Icho is there for the 50kg medal ceremony. Yoshida was one of the torch carriers during the Opening Ceremony
  14. It's like I said after Stadnik won her World title in 2019. I can guarantee she was glad Susaki wasn't there and I bet she hated that Susaki was on her side of the bracket during this Olympics. The one thing people are forgetting is that Susaki won her first Senior world title when she was a high schooler. Same as her teammate, Haruna Okuno(who lost the spot to her college teammate and this year's Olympic champion, Mayu Mukaida). Now she's actually a woman.
  15. That would have been great, but no. Susaki is just way too good.
  16. Wrong facts on the last Japanese gold medalist in freestyle. Wasn't 1988, it was 2012 with Yonemitsu at 66kg
  17. When the Japanese Wrestling Federation first formed the Women's team, they recruited all from female judokas.
  18. I'll add two on the Women's side that I can remember well. Both are from Rio 2016. Gold medal match. Kaori Icho trailing by 1 with 30 seconds left. Icho shoots on Koblova, Koblova counters with a single, in DEEP. Icho fighting it off with time ticking down. With 5 seconds left, Icho gets the takedown and secures her 4th straight Olympic title. Eri Tosaka vs Stadnik, gold medal match. Stadnik leading 2-1 with less than 30 seconds left, Tosaka going for it and shoots once, Stadnik defends. Shoots with 15 seconds, Stadnik avoids it. Tosaka ties up Stadnik and drops down for a single and gets the winning takedown with 5 seconds left to take the Gold at 48kg.
  19. lol Well, if Susaki wins tomorrow morning when I'm watching, then I would have 5/6 correct. The only one I got wrong was 76kg because I thought Adeline would win, but Aline from Germany wrestled a Focken good match to take the gold.
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