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  1. 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.
  2. You shouldn't really be. Hardly anybody sees folk techniques outside of the US except when our wrestlers go overseas.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I actually think that would be funny watching his reaction to trying to get a hold of J'Den.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Pretty cool. Kaori Icho is there for the 50kg medal ceremony. Yoshida was one of the torch carriers during the Opening Ceremony
  10. 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.
  11. That would have been great, but no. Susaki is just way too good.
  12. Wrong facts on the last Japanese gold medalist in freestyle. Wasn't 1988, it was 2012 with Yonemitsu at 66kg
  13. When the Japanese Wrestling Federation first formed the Women's team, they recruited all from female judokas.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. I look at it this way. For people who are new and have no idea about wrestling, newer to the sport or just know folk, Uncle Johnny is putting some good info out there for people to understand what they need to do in order to win matches. I totally agree about JB, though. He's been amazing on the mic.
  17. DT against Yazdani yesterday of course is one.
  18. btw if you haven't checked out UWW's twitter page, they have a 360 camera view of Gable's backflip 125 kg champ!
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