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Posts posted by Shiraz123

  1. His name is Amir Mohammad but yes I agree I doubt he is the answer to anything. And if he does become good enough to win a world medal it will probably be in a few years and probably not at 65. He was wrestling U23 here but as far as I know he is 18. He would have to be something similar to Japan's Otuguru if he was going to solve Iran's problems at 65 and obviously he is not as talented at Otoguro. 

    It's interesting you mentioned Biabani. Ehsanpour won junior worlds at 61kg in 2012, Sadeghi won in 2014 and 2015, Biabani won in 2016 all at the same weight and yet they can not produce even one medal at this weight since Esmailpour and they are also poor in the weights around it. There has to be a serious problem somewhere in this process. 

  2. 16 minutes ago, wrestfan said:

    that's probably the only reason he wrestled in the final. sending him to Russia and not wrestling once could put Rezaei on his sofa !

    but fortunately Rezaei is the coach of U23 team. I don't know how many hears left for Taheri under 23. but as long as he is under 23 he will be in the team.


    btw , we will have IAWF's election in few weeks. the "registration window" is right now . so far 3 big names registered, Amirreza Khadem, Alireza Dabir and Alireza Heidari ! two more days left and we will probably have more names.

    Taheri has to be at the end of U23 of very close to it. The guy was wrestling at junior worlds with Karimi and Hassan Yazdani. He got destroyed by Petriashvili there.


    It would probably be better if a guy like Dabir coached instead of being the head of the federation. 

  3. 4 minutes ago, wrestfan said:

    I'm sure You know Taheri is related to coach Rezaei, his brother-in-law, you can't not pick your wife's brother. LOL

    but yeah seriously I think he doesn't deserve anymore chance. to me this is obvious there is no future for him. during the match Rezaei was shouting at him "this is just a kid" (referring to Khizriev)


    Lol I just managed to get the video of the Taheri match now. It's actually incredible how bad he is. He just falls over. 

  4. I doubt anyone on that team has much of a future. I will say Taheri the HW gets a lot of chances but I have seem him destroyed 10 - 0 three times now that I remember. At first I thought he lost to the same Khizriev who was at the world championships but its actually a different wrestler with the same name. 


    Sadeghi must seriously be some kind of monster in training because he gets so many chances and always gets disastrous results. 

  5. Not sure. Maybe he's still eligible to wrestle in the cadet age group for another year or maybe got injured.

    The guy who won cadet world gold at 45kg ( I think his name was Khalili?) also wasn't here. But he would have had to go all the way from 45 to 57kg. 


  6. I saw Nokhodi at Asian cadet championships and thought he was a talented wrestler. Then he went to worlds and he immediately lost to Japan. But now that it was posted here that he lost on purpose to avoid Israel it does make sense. I went and looked at the bracket and it was possible he would have Israel next. I have to say they did a good job if they faked it because you can usually tell easily. I did think it was weird that they invited him to train with the seniors after not even winning a medal in cadets but it makes sense now.

    Kavousi has the same problem a lot of Iranian wrestlers have in that he is very basic. He has an underhook to pushout and not much else. I remember his bronze medal match at junior worlds in 2018 he kept getting taken down by the Moldovan kid and giving up 2 points while he was slowly getting 1 point 1 point 1 point pushouts. In the end he lost a close match.

    Zare (who won at 125kg here and also won the cadet world championship a few months ago) is the same type of wrestler.


    Generally I think Iranian wrestlers are physically strong but technically poor. The same thing that Iranian fans think is the case for American wrestlers. Maybe that was true about Americans at some point but now it is more true about Iranians. Unfortunately the problem is also seen at the cadet and junior level. 


    Unfortunately it seems Ghiasi from Kermanshah who got cadet gold at 80kg (lost to the Russia in the final on a last second mistake but Russian failed his doping test) did not participate in this junior trial. He really impressed me. I think he could be a great 86 in the future. 


  7. 4 hours ago, irani said:

    Unfortunately, right after you posted this picture on this forum, two disrespectful comments were posted under the picture.

    The timing, leads me to believe that the clowns who posted the comments are from this forum.



    Any time you post something on imgur publically you get people doing random comments. Doubt its from this board.

  8. I agree Ghasmepour has the same problem almost everyone has against Yazdani which is he gets moved around the mat very easily. That's why I want to see Ghasempour wrestle Taylor at some random tournament because I don't think he can beat Yazdani and get to the world team but i'm just interested to see Ghasempour wrestle Taylor. I am not saying I would pick Ghasempour to win I just want to see the match. Taylor can't move guys around the mat the same way Yazdani can. It's a different match. He's not going to just underhook him and walk him out of the mat whenever he feels like it. 

    lol actually I had not watched that match you posted  in a  few months. It's crazy how easily Ghasmpour gets moved around. It's like he's a 57kg wrestling and Hassan is a 125. 


  9. Yazdani always wrestles that bulldozer style. The Russians described Yazdani as a car that runs over his opponents and I think they are somewhat correct. A lot of his points are from pushouts. A lot of his takedowns are from his opponent mistakenly fighting the push out too hard and getting taken down in the process. He is physically freakish and is able to move everyone he wrestles around the mat with his strength and pace (including Taylor before he gets tired). He must be the physically strongest guy in that weight class by far which is crazy because he went up a weight class a year to get to 86. I think what makes him so effective is that style. He terrorises the opponent from the first whistle and it overwhelms almost everyone. Will Yazdani be as good if he tries to wrestle a slow placed match? Hard to say. That's the total opposite of his style. Very hard to just switch like that. Have to keep in mind Taylor also has his own attacks. Taylor couldn't do much in the first period against Yazdani both times they wrestled because he was being thrown around. Who's to say if Yazdani slows the match down that he doesn't simply lose in a slower paced match and also give Taylor the chance to get some points early. Who knows, that's why we watch. We will probably find out soon anyway since he tried the bulldozer method twice and it ended poorly. I assume they will ask him to slow down the match next time. 


    Another thing to keep in mind, the Iranian coaches have a poor poor record of figuring out foreign wrestlers once they start beating Iranian wrestlers. I don't want to talk about about the coaches when they changed them recently but it's true. I would also like to see Ghasempour wrestle Taylor. I think he could wrestle a slow placed match where he shoots for takedowns a couple times better than Yazdani can. That suits his style more. 

  10. I wouldn't worry about Taylor too much, Very small chance that Yazdani  beats him.   They just need to get on the opposite side of the bracket so that Taylor doesn't beat Yazdani then lose to someone else and Yazdani doesn't get a medal. That almost happened in Budapest and could happen again. Need to get those ranking points.

  11. Is 2016 they said whoever performed better in a few international tournaments between Hadi and Ghasemi would go to the Olympics. They both did not lose at the world cup so then they sent them to the Sarkisian tournament in Armenia ( if I remember right). Hadi got gold and Ghasemi lost to some random Georgian and didn't medal, I forgot his name but it wasn't Geno.

    So Hadi assumed he was going to the Olympics but a few days later Khadem decided to do a trial between with best 2/3 rules. Hadi won the first match but then Ghasemi won the next two. There was a big fight after. Hadi was already upset at having to do the trial because he thought he was going to Rio after placing higher than Ghasemi in Armenia but then losing made him even more upset. He did an interview after saying Khadem always changes what he says.

    It was obvious Khadem wanted Ghasemi from the beginning but one bad thing Khadem always did was make the trials over complicated. If he just let them do a normal trial in the first place Ghasemi probably would have won and their would be no drama. 

  12. Rahimi retired from a video interview I saw.

    You can watch on the United World Wrestling website but I think if you are in America you have to pay.


    Reza lost to Andriitsev. I thought Andriitsev retired? Anyway even Goleij is beating Andriitsev at this point. 


    I know I said I was against sending the top team to world cup before but honestly Hassan should have gone to world cup. At least Taylor and Kurugliev are there. 86 looks horrible here. He is beating that Daulatbekov guy again. Everytime I see Daulatbekov wrestle an Iranian he loses 10 - 0.

  13. I don't think we will see Rahimi at the Olympics for the reasons wrestfan said, too big for 57 and small for 65. They have no choice but to stick with Atri. But i'll say again, I don't think we will see anyone at 57 representing Iran in the Olympics.


    That Hashemi is a talented wrestler but I read him (or his dad) has some problems with the wrestling federation. I think he was meant to wrestle at Takhti but did not weigh in. 

  14. Cant say much about Taymouri with a win over Hasanov anyway. Hasanov is good but lets be honest even Yarahmadi beat him in his own country (Islamic games) and then did not do much. I've seen Hasan Tabar get destroyed 10 - 0 before also by Dieringer from American and some Georgian. They should probably send Teymouri to some international tournaments now. 

  15. Surprised to see Foroutan lost 10 - 0 to Talebi.  Will Foroutan be added to the disastrous list of failed Iranian junior wrestlers around this weight? Talebi is already on this list himself. To me the problem with Foroutan is his slow motion shots. When he goes for leg attacks it looks like there is an invisible rope pulling him the other way. A good young wrestler and I like him but I always thought he was very slow watching him.


    Shahbazi is also horrible now. I have no idea how some of these guys manage to win junior worlds against good oponents. He can't even beat Mohebi who was on the same team as him. 


    As for the lower weights, I really don't think we will qualify 1 or 2 of them. Maybe even all 3. 

  16. 19 hours ago, Lurker said:

    You can use all the downplaying anecdotes for each and every consecutive year a guy medals at the toughest tournament in the world, including gold over a four year running world/Olympic finalist...but then to say in the same message he is FAR from elite, that’s the joke. 

    Toughest tournament in the world is mostly clever marketing the past few years and depends entirely on the weight class and who participates. At some weights and in some years i'm sure it could be considered tougher than worlds, but you can't just make a blanket statement like that.  You think the field at 97 in this year's Yarygin was tougher than worlds? No chance and not even close. 


    If Magomedov is so great, why was he unable to beat this average Mongolian ( can't win medals at Asian championships or Asian games,  despite Asia being weak  at upper weights) after beating Snyder? Lost 7 - 2.