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Everything posted by Shiraz123

  1. If they want Yazdani to wrestle Taylor before the Olympics i'm sure they can find him in some other tournament. I remember after 2017 worlds Taylor wrestled at world cup, Yarygin and Yasar Dogu . All tournaments they could have entered Yazdani in. Instead Yazdani didn't even wrestle outside of Asia ( Asian championships, Iran world team trials, Asian games). World team trials were against guys he wrestles all the time anyway and the two Asian tournaments were obviously very weak. So just because Taylor is out of worlds doesn't mean Yazdani won't wrestle him again until the Olympics, assuming they both even make the Olympic teams. I assume they will wrestle at some other tournament. In the short term it's probably good for the team. I don't see them competing for gold at any other weight so it's good to get at least one.
  2. Gholam Reza Mohammadi had a press conference today and said they will try and hold a trial at some weights in the end of June, but did not specify further. With Taylor out, either Ghasempour or Yazdani will be a big gold favourite.
  3. Apparently they got into an argument with one of the Iranian coaches at some point during the tournament and so they did this out of retribution. I knew there was a little more to it. Still, Tedeev pushed an official at the last world championships in the 61kg final and his wrestler was still allowed to keep his silver medal. Very unfair but we know how UWW is against the Iranian man.
  4. There was nothing to qualify for. Only ranking points were on the line for seeding at worlds. I assume he lost all of them.
  5. Iran FS at the Sassari ranking tournament. 57 - Hajaghania beat Sarlak then lost to a Canadian. In the end he got a bronze. This guy is very bad. 61 - Yakhkeshi wins gold at 61 but is disqualified for wearing a T shirt on the podium. Apparently you have to be wearing the full track suit. Firstly I am not sure when this rule came about or started to be enforced, as I have seen multiple wrestlers wear a T shirt on the podium and not be disqualified, including Hajaghania in this same tournament when he recieved his bronze. Second, why have this stupid rule? And third, UWW claims they warned Yakhkeshi multiple times. We all know that in the past 40 years Iranian people are very good at listening when somebody tells them how they are allowed to dress! So i am surprised if they told him and he refused. 65 - Lost immediately in controversial fashion to Kazakh. I think he won the match but overall Yazdani is nowhere close to seniors. Even at juniors he would struggle a lot. 70 - Beat a Russian then then lost to Bulgaria. I heard he got disqualified but it seems they let him come back and wrestle as he won bronze. 74 - Nokhodi won 10 - 0 against a wrestler from Turkmenistan ( who looked about as young as him) before losing 6 - 0 against Tsabalov. He mostly just held position and defended against Tsabalov. Tsabalov then lost to Chamizo and eliminated Nokhodi. 86 - Bazri won gold over Daulatbekov 19 - 10. He almost lost by 10 points but came back in the end. Bazri is not bad but not close to the level of Yazdani or Ghasempour. You can't give up that many points to a wrestler at the level of Daulatbekov. 92 - Karimi won comfortably. Including an easy win over Mohebi. I'm sure Karimi will be the 92 at worlds. 97 - All Iran final between Talebi and Foroutan and Talebi again beat him easily. Foroutan had a win over that tough Mongolian on his way to the final.
  6. Yazdani: - Embarrassed in 70kg world finals 2015 - Fluke win over Geduev who was losing his life in the middle of an Olympic gold medal match - "Won" an incredibly weak 86kg class in 2017 since Sadulaev got bored and decided to go up and beat Snyder - Embarrassed himself in 2018 worlds Am I seriously supposed to sit here and think Yazdani is a good win?
  7. Nokhodi not senior material at this point unfortunately. Good for him winning the bronze but Asian championships was weaker this year. I don't think he would particularly stand out against other juniors if they send him to junior worlds. Let's be honest I don't like Hosseinkhani but he would destroy Nokhodi and I doubt that changes in the next year. I assume it will be between Hosseinkhani and Teymouri as I doubt Teymouri will have any desire to go and try his luck at 86 with Yazdani, Ghasempour, Karimi and the rest. I agree those 3 are our best wrestlers and it is not even close. It's nice to see the way Ghasempour wrestles after all this Dast Zir-e Ketf stuff we have in Iran. Definitely my favourite Iranian wrestler at the moment - not saying he's the best.
  8. You mean Hassan Yazdani? No way they move him anywhere a year before the Olympics. There's no reason to move him up.
  9. Atri won gold. Not sure he beat anyone too notable until the final where he beat last years Asian championships gold medalist and asian games silver from north Korea. The North Korean beat world champ Takahashi on his way to the final. Atri won the final 9-3 but most of his points happened in one sequence on the ground where he was able to get some exposure points. He went from 2 to 8 points in that sequence. As for Yazdani, it's Asia and he's wrestling at an upper weight. So it's generally going to be weak. He didn't wrestle anyone who has won a world medal to my knowledge. One more thing, I don't know what UWW's problem is with Asia. Why is the European championships following the new 2 day weigh in rules but in Asia we still wrestle all the matches from qualification to gold medal in one day? Especially in the lighter weights 2 day weigh in can change a lot. I would have preferred the 2 day weigh in rules to get our guys better prepared.
  10. Atri - Gold Biabani - Bronze Emami - Bronze Teymouri - Gold Reza Yazdani - Gold
  11. To me he looks around 15 or 16 in that video. Again I don't know, maybe they faked his passport. But his weight and skill progression seems to line up with him being 22. This match was at 76kg.
  12. So if he's 3 years older then he was 19 here? Hard to believe.
  13. Whittaker is actually on the Australian national team at 97kg. I know its not a wrestling country but just something to note. He was going to wrestle at some international tournament (i think world or asian champs) but the UFC didn't allow it.
  14. I believe that Khabib washed out of wrestling somewhere around the cadet age group level.
  15. Azarshakib lost to Kosovo in the first round! Lol Azerbaijan wasting their time with him.
  16. Ebrahimi is a bit deluded unfortunately. He lost to old Urishev in Tbilisi tournament final 5 - 0 before the last worlds. Urishev lost to Tsakulov in Russia's trials and we saw how Karimi destroyed Tsakulov at the world championships. Will be interesting to see if Nokhodi is actually at this level or if they are just desperate.
  17. They should have developed that guy Mozafari as the 74 after he got junior world silver. He was talented. Instead he got fat and went to 86 which is such a hard weight in Iran and he is very short so no idea why he went up. Now they are desperate and i'm sure they will end up without a medal if they even qualify the weight. I just managed to go back and see Hosseinkhani's loss to Yakup Gor from a few weeks ago for the first time. That takedown he gave up at the end was laughable.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. https://www.telewebion.com/episode/1989482
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