57: I honestly don't think Atri is ever going to win a medal. A good draw is not likely at this weight, too many strong wrestlers. I'm also hearing he has major weight problems. Rahimi got his medal after the third try and this was Atri's third try and he failed. Rahimi was also a junior world champion. Atri failed there also. You could say Rahimi never had to deal with 2 day weighins but when Rahimi was wrestling the weight was 55 now it's 57. Still they have no other choice but to send him. If he got a medal here I am 100% sure he would have gone to the Olympics without any trial but now we will see. I still think there is a high chance they just send him. Who else is there, that Sarlak guy? Amouzad from cadets? lol
61: Hopefully he gets a bronze. I don't like this "haghesh tala bod" rubbish you always hear from Iranian fans but he really could have done it. Still has the same weaknesses but even with those he could have got it. Last Olympics he didn't even try (or wasn't given the chance) to make the team so I wonder if he does this time or if he we are not going to hear from him until 2021. Iran won junior world gold at 60kg juniors in 2012,2014,2015 and 2016. That has so far translated to an incredible 0 senior world medals.
65: Tobier is a good wrestler with world medals and even multiple wins over Haji Aliyev and I thought Yazdani wrestled him well. When the weight is this strong and wrestlers at the calibre of Otoguro can't win a medal then obviously he won't get one either. It's a shame all of our junior world champions from 61 the past few years have been total failures or else we could have had someone more experienced at this weight.
70: Emami had such a good draw. They didn't give his takedown at the end but if he was on the other side i'm not sure he would have even won a medal so maybe a fair result in the end.
74: I knew he was going to lose but he didn't have to lose to 40 year old Garzon. It's really going to have to be Hosseinkhani for Tokyo. They might send him without a trial even. Maybe they'll give Mohammadi another chance. I can't think of anyone else. Emami seems too small for me.
79: Teymouri was hand picked without a trial and lost to an old wrestler. In countries like Russia they basically only send someone without a trial if they are a 99.99% gold chance (Sadulaev 2016) in Iran at this point we are regularly sending average wrestlers to worlds without trials as if Teymouri is a multiple time world champion. The coaches really have to answer for this one because this is a wrestler they hand picked based off of a fluke match in his hometown.
86: I really wish Taylor was here because this weight really has no excitement without him. Hopefully they can wrestle at some random tournament before the Olympics. I wonder if Hassan will go without any trial? I hope they don't do what they did after he won gold in 2017 which is to not enter him into any tournaments outside of Asia! Big question is if Cox will go down or up. I feel confident Hassan would beat Cox at 86 with these weigh in rules so I kind of hope he comes down and beats Taylor, lol.
92: I think whenever Karimi hits someone he isn't physically stronger than it kind of takes him out of the match. A lot of his success is based on how physical he is and Cox is one of those guys he doesn't have that advantage against. Same as when he wrestled Hassan in the trials. Feel bad for him he's good wrestler but Cox is better. Btw what was that takedown at the start? I haven't seen it again but it looked like Cox slapped his knee and he fell over. Match was basically over after that. I'm guessing he goes 97. I'd give him a decent chance to make our Olympic team.
97: I actually thought Odikadze would be a good matchup for Shabani because he gets tired easily but he couldn't beat him. I really hope they just hold a normal trial in this weight and send whoever wins.
125: If Hadi isn't recovered i'm guessing that they use Mohebi to qualify the weight and then just send Hadi.