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freestyle_fan last won the day on August 31 2019

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  1. This article showed up on my news feed today - looks like Sadulaev and all other wrestling team were removed from a flight on the way to Oslo. Interesting, read the article below https://www.rt.com/sport/536344-russian-wrestling-team-plane-mask-row/
  2. Great match by HYC, incredible. Looks like he figured the cardio problem, congrats!
  3. Ravinder is tough no doubt but I'd rather see him over Lomtadze gotcha
  4. I would probably disagree with you. Ravinder is going to give hard time to Fix, lets see
  5. There is another Gadzi at 74kg, magomedrasool Gadzimagomedov. He is probably the 3rd behind Sidakov and Zhamalov. He was also 2 time world champion at 70kg (defeated Hassan Yazdani in 2015 worlds final at 70kg, he also won worlds in 2018). By the way - he did have a win over Zhamalov in 2019 or 2018. I am rooting for him to win the spot.
  6. I found this interesting article on one very successful mud wrestler (kusthi) with name "Jassa Patti" from India, interestingly he was enrolled in Yasar Dogu wrestling tournament in 2018 in freestyle heavy weight , but was not allowed to wrestle with his turban (patta) on his head, he was asked to remove. However he did not agree (owing his tradition etc) and thus returned without participating. https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/sport-others/jaskanwar-singh-gill-mitti-ka-sher-wrestling-5302448/ This article was written by Vinay Siwach (who cover wrestling stories from India)
  7. wrestling is the most popular sport in "Haryana" (near New Delhi) state in India. Most of the Indian wrestling stars such as - Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Bajrang Punia, Deepka Punia, Amit Kumar - all are from "Haryana" state including famous "Phogat" sisters ( Geeta, Babita, Ritu, Vinesh) are from that state. All the kids by default learn and participate in kushti in training centers called as "Akhada"
  8. Dake looked really awful yesterday, but good thing is he is now back in repechage and I am pretty sure he will win that match and go for Bronze medal fight with Chamizo. Its going to be an interesting match, very important for both, I am excited for it. What's your take on this match. Will Dake gets it done with Bronze in Tokyo?
  9. Although Japan is favorite in all weights except that 2 higher weights, following wrestlers got a good chance to medal even gold. 50kg - Sun Yanan (CHN) 53kg - watch out for Vinesh Phogat. 62kg - Tynybekova will get it done with gold this time, she missed the bronze in Rio 57kg - another young wrestler Anshu Malik (IND) performing really well, definitely a prospect for medal 76kg - Gray, Erica weibe (CAN), Adar (TUR)
  10. I agree, 86kg India won’t medal. But I think Ravi Kumar at 57kg has good chance to become the first wrestler from India to win a gold in Olympics. Bajrang will also medal, mostly Bronze. By the way - on women’s side, Vinesh Phogat at 53kg got a good chance to win a medal or even gold. There is also another young women wrestler Anshu Malik at 57kg with a good chance of medaling.
  11. This link has all the wrestlers qualified in each weight and also how they qualified. It doesn’t have the seeding, but a full list of all qualified wrestlers for Olympics https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrestling_at_the_2020_Summer_Olympics_–_Qualification
  12. Ofcourse everything above I mentioned depends on draw. I considered the fact the top-4 are seeded and 1,4 on one side and 2,3 on the other side. Regarding 86kg, I thought Naifnov is outside of top-4, my bad. He is actually the 4th seed. In that case, my take on 86 is as follows Hassan - Gold If DT draws into same side as Hassan and Naifnov, then DT Bronze and Naifnov no medal. If not, DT Silver.
  13. Here is my take - listing the top contenders, challengers and under dog in each category. I also highlighted (in bold) my predication for (1) Gold (2) Silver (3) Bronze 57kg Top Contender: Zaur Uguev (RUS) (3) Challengers: Ravi Kumar (IND) (1), Yuki Takahasi (JPN) (3) Under Dog: Erdenbat Bekhbayar (MGL) (2) 65kg Top Contenders: Rashidov (RUS) (2), Otoguro (JPN) (1) Challengers: Haji Aliyev (AZE), Bajrang (IND) (3) Under Dog: Tevanyan(ARM) (3), Akmataliev ( the guys that pinned Bekbulatov) 74kg Top Contender: Sidakov(RUS) (3), Frank Chamizo (ITA) (2) Challengers: Kyle Dake (1) Under Dog: Kentchadze (GEO) (3) 86kg Top Contender: David Taylor (2) Challengers: Hassan Yazdani (IRI) (1), Artur Naifnov (RUS) Under Dog: Stefan Reichmuth (SUI) (3) 97kg Top Contender: Sadulaev (RUS) (1) Challengers: Snyder (USA) (3), Mohammadian (IRI) (2), Sharifov (AZE) Under Dog: Saritov (ROU) (3), Ibragimov (UZB) 125kg Top Contender: Taha Akgul (1) Challengers: Geno (3), Zare (2) Under Dog: Gable Steveson (3)
  14. Looks like bekbulatov forfeited, not sure what happened, he did not make weight or injury or whatever, but on UWW site under results for 65kg it’s shown as he lost the match via forfeit Junsik YUN (KOR) df. Ilias BEKBULATOV (UZB) by VFO, 0 - 0 this increases chances for JO
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