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Everything posted by Shiraz123

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Lol stop messing around. Iran even sent a guy who doesn't wrestle FS ( he wrestles a traditional Iranian style) to the 2017 Yarygin at 97 and he got a bronze despite it being his first international tournament ever. The field was horrible that year. Next year Magomedov fluked out and was on the opposite side to Baitsaev and Snyder so he got another silver. Trust me Magomedov is far from an elite world class wrestler. I will never forget how bad he was at U23 worlds.
  4. Akgul lost because he kept getting exposed off his own shots. He seems to have fallen off pretty badly. Magomedov has to be the worst wrestler to ever beat Snyder. Wow, I can't believe that. Even Goleij destroyed Magomedov, he is really bad. Snyder will have a tough time at 97 going forward. Gold was already out of the question once Sadulaev adjusted to the weight but this loss plus his performance at worlds (did not look great on the easy side of the bracket) makes me think he may struggle to even medal. Fortunately for Snyder the field at worlds is weak outside of Sadulaev.
  5. Lol, that pic you posted is from the fake weigh in which they hold to hype up the fight. By this time they had already had a few hours to eat and rehydrate. They both looked way worse in the actual weigh in.
  6. Lol out of 57, 65 and 74 I predict that they don't qualify 2 of them for the Olympics and 100% guarantee they don't qualify at least one of those three weights. Out of the bottom 3 weights that they do qualify they have no chance for a medal unless some random young guy comes along which I do not see. That leaves 86, 97 and 125 to get some kind of result.
  7. I really think that with careful planning, organisation, and sending the right wrestlers we have a good chance to win 1 or 2 bronzes in Tokyo 2020. Just need to send the right guys and prepare them well.
  8. Lol, did they give up on Hosseinkhani then? Also Nokhodi was at cadet worlds at 70 this year and could not win a medal, so it's interesting to see him invited here when none of the cadet gold medalists were. What happened to that guy Mozafari in the end? He could have been a good 74. I know he went to 86 for a while but it was a bad idea. I believe he got married and fat after 2015 junior worlds if I remember right.
  9. The official site of the Iranian wrestling federation reported on this event and all the results. Flo wrestling shame on you.
  10. I saw the Uzebkistan match also. Foroutan pinned the Uzbek wrestler and Bazri won 10 - 0. Biabani won like 10 - 4 or something. Hajaghania got destroyed. Lost like 13 - 0. Kavousi 10 - 0 and Mohebi also tech.
  11. Odikadze is here for Georgia at 97 *ignore this, he's not here.
  12. Last time I saw Ben Askren fight he was getting tossed around by some Brazilian before resorting to eye pocking him, which ended the fight. You'd think the Brazilian was the Olympic wrestler watching that fight.
  13. I think they are making a mistake. The Mazandaran team should be going to Alrosa and the Iran team should be going to Alans. Most guys on that Mazandaran team ( probably all of them actually) will never win a medal at worlds or olympics, sending them to Alans is a waste. From what I am hearing in the Alrosa tournament the Russian team will be a young team, similar to ours. Alans will be the far harder tournament. Hopefully they at least send that Russian wrestler who won 97kg at junior worlds this year to Alrosa, he killed everybody. I looked at the list and they are not even sending a 97 to Alans, they should have just put Foroutan there. He is from Mazandaran anyway. I am happy to see Ehsanpour, though. He is a good wrestler despite being mentally unstable.
  14. Would have been nice if they sent them to the Alans tournament instead of Alrosa. I have heard Alans will be like the new Yarygin now that UWW killed the Yarygin with the 3 Russian rule. It is only a few days after Alrosa, I would have liked to see Foroutan wrestle there but it will still be interesting. I think this guy has a big chance to be the 97. Even though I know Russia is paying for them to go to the Alrosa so maybe it was not up to them. Why is Hajaghania going, lol? Btw I would not be surprised if they just stuck with Hosseinkhani at 74 and hoped his close loss against a wrestler like Burroughs turns to a close win.
  15. I saw that Foroutan match. Crazy that he was fresher than Sadghzadeh despite being so much smaller. Sadeghzade probably would have lost if not for the long break. He pinned Amiri as well. I also heard he destroyed Goleij in a practice match before worlds, similar to how Albarov beat Goleij. I know Goleij is not great but when you combine all these things and consider he was just in his first year of juniors then it seems he has a bright future as a 97.
  16. Yazdani and Ghasempour are from the same small city of Juybar in the north of Iran in Mazandaran. They have been training together since childhood.
  17. Wrestfan good to see you. I thought you had enough after the world championships LOL!
  18. Out of the 40 wrestlers to be sent to senior and U23 worlds Iran had one finalist and one gold. Ghasempour is an incredible young wrestler and would be the favourite against anyone at the 86 outside of Taylor and Yazdani. One of the coaches, Jokar, talked about the results and i'm not sure if he is delusional and believes what he says or he's just talking to make it seem like they did a better job. He claims they could have got 4 golds. Sadeghi 61 - Yes, the robbed him in the semi final vs America. This is what happens when you have no lobby in UWW and go up against a country that does. However it has to be said that Sadeghi is a horrible wrestler. I have no idea how this guy won junior worlds twice and not even with much trouble. I'm not sure what his style is. If it's defensive why does he give up points at crucial moments? If it's offensive why doesn't he do anything the entire match unless he's about to lose? They have given him a lot of chances over the past few years and I think after this tournament it is enough. No way he would have beat the Russian if he made the final. Ghiasi 65 - Higuchi has to be the smallest 65 I have ever seen. Jokar claims Higuchi apologised to them after the match and admitted Ghiasi should have been given 2 points. Ghiasi then lost to Russia 6 - 0 for bronze. Higuchi won the gold over Azerbaijan 7 - 4. Shahbazi 92 - The Russian took him down in the last seconds to win on criteria. I'm not sure what they are complaining about. It looked like a clear takedown to me. The Russian then lost to Azerbaijan in the final. 125 - Taheri controlled the match against Russia for six minutes and did nothing with it. When you control a guy for the whole match and move him around the mat if you can't get one takedown then you deserve to lose the match on a last second takedown. They claim the Russian should have been disqualified for punching Taheri.
  19. Mongolian has no shot in the semi. Ghasempour is the one good wrestler on this Iranian team.
  20. I'm guessing he beat Takahashi at some point to make the Olympic team. Takahashi was the on the team for Japan in 14 and 15 worlds but did not medal.
  21. Maybe 57 was just his weight? A year before he was at 61 juniors and did not place (destroyed by Rashidov first round who then lost his next match). Went to 57 for the lead up to Rio and I believe he did not lose a match until the controversial Olympic final with Khinch. Never wrestled at 57 again after Rio.
  22. Hopefully Otoguru holds the weight for a while. If not that then I hope he wins the gold in Tokyo.
  23. RIP brother if true. Some of the lowlifes on this board who gave him a lot of abuse have a lot to think about. One of the smartest and kindest people I knew from wrestling. RIP ol' cletus.
  24. Nothing changed, they will still forfeit the match. This goes beyond the wrestling federation all the way to the top of the corrupt Islamic Republic, who do not care about wrestling. However now the IOC is aware of it and I believe Iran will be punished more severely than what happened last time (Karimi banned for 6 months and his coach for 2 years). It didn't happen this year but it's inevitable (unless UWW starts fixing the brackets to avoid controversy) that they will draw Israel again at some point.
  25. Yes he quit once again, this time due to the poor financial resources available to the wrestling federation. I don't think he will come back this time. He quit a few months ago over the Karimi - Israel thing but then was convinced to come back. Now he quit again and after the news came out a lot of others also resigned, not only in FS but even the GR coaches are gone and also the entire technical committee. If the financial and training conditions are as poor as they say I doubt anyone else will be able to do much better. Maybe some wrestlers who were not friendly wth Khadem will be used more but not much other than that.
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