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  1. 19th August today - in exactly one month on 19th Sept we will have 57kg and 65kg prelims and semis and on 20th Sept Finals. Let's discuss the USA rep chances of medalling. 57kg - Daton Fix 65kg - TBD between Yianni and Zain. My pick Yianni. 57kg - I think Daton will medal. Considering his style and his international experience in Juniors and Cadets will help him to deal with the likes of Uguev, Atli, Sanayev. With the help of draw, he could make into finals. I am not sure when is the last time USA won a gold in 57kg, Henry Cejudo 55kg gold in beijing Olympics? In last 10 years, i think Thomas Gillman's Silver is the best performance in world championships. Can Fix break this? I think so..he has chances of winning gold, in worst case he will get Bronze. 65kg - I am assuming its Yianni as US rep here. In last 10-15 years, i doubt if USA ever medalled in 65/66kg category? I think Yianni can fill this long drought. I think he gets a bronze considering the deep and tough competition in this weight category
  2. Hi All, I know we have 6 more weeks to go for 2019 World Championships, but why not share our thoughts on contenders, challengers and underdogs. I took a first stab at, this is just my opinion, your thoughts/comments are welcome! Few Disclaimers before i start: * I know that RUS team is still not finalized, they have 86kg rep being determined in Poland Open and for others they have special wrestle-off between European Champs vs Russian National Champ * No decision yet made on Yianni vs Zain issue. * My underdog picks more specific to winning GOLD. 57kg Top Contender: Nurislam (Artas) SANAYEV Challengers: Zaur Uguev (RUS), Yuki Takahasi (JPN) Under Dog: Daton Fix (USA) 61kg Top Contender: YBR (Cuba) Challengers: Magomedrasul IDRISOV Under Dog: Tyler Graff (USD), Rahul Aware (IND) 65kg Top Contenders: Bajrang (IND), Otoguro (JPN) Challengers: Akhmad Chakaev/ Rashidov(RUS), Haji Aliyev (AZE) Under Dog: Zain/Yianni 70kg Top Contenders: David Baev(RUS), Adam Batirov (BRN) Challengers: Zurabi Iakobishvli (GEO) Under Dog: Kaipanov (KAZ) 74kg Top Contender: Sidakov(RUS) Challengers: Frank Chamizo (ITA), JB (USA) Under Dog: Yakup Gor/Soner Demirtas (TUR) 79kg Top Contender: Kyle Dake (USA) Challengers: Nabiev(RUS), Hasanov (AZE) Under Dog: Ali Shabanau(BLR) 86kg Top Contender: Hassan Yazdani (IRI) Challengers: Artur Naifnov(RUS), Boriz Makoev (SLV) Under Dog: Fatih Erdin (TUR),Deepak Punia (IND) 92kg Top Contenders: J'Den Cox Challengers: Sharifov (AZE), Jabrailov(RUS) Under Dog: Karimi (IRI) 97kg Top Contender: Sadulaev (RUS) Challengers: Snyder (USA), Aliaksandr Hushtyn(BLR) Under Dog: Reza Yazdani (IRI), Gatsalov (Aremnia) 125kg Top Contender: Geno Petriashivilli Challengers: Taha Akgul, RUS Under Dog: HADI (IRI)
  3. freestyle_fan

    Examples of clearly ridiculous calls

    What are you talking about, both wrestlers were completely on the mat..most probably you are looking at a wrong takedown. The takedown in discussion was the one that happened at the end of 1st period!
  4. Dagestan official wrestling website released preview on 61kg - 59% was given to Idrisov and 20% to Bonnie (CUB) on winning GOLD
  5. I heard Russia 125kg rep - Anzor Khizreiv is Injured and mostly likely will be replaced by Bilyal Makhov.
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    Dake-Dieringer live thread

    Dake is better for sure (2-1, 4-2) , but i was wondering is this how is gonna play up in world championships!!!
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    Dake-Dieringer live thread

    Alex needs to attack
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    Dake-Dieringer live thread

    Dake 3-2...Dake did not look good, very tactical match
  9. Are you trolling? Or you don’t really know about Saitiev..he is a Freestyle guy, you can find more about him here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buvaisar_Saitiev
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    Russia World Team Wrestle Offs

    If anyone is interested, i found following youtube videos on these wrestle-offs Sadulave vs Baitsaev Sidakov vs Kurbanaliev Uguev vs tyutrin
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    Russia World Team Wrestle Offs

    Thanks for the update. Results are as expected, but I thought Baitsaev will give a tough match to Sad! Anyway..get ready for Snyderalev III
  12. I thought Buvaisar Saitiev was tall (may be 6’1) and wrestled 74kg and 3 time Olympic Gold and many world championships gold
  13. freestyle_fan

    Yianni won the arbitration. Next steps?

    Wow, this is great. I think Yianni prevails in match-2 and match-3 and he goes to Nur-Sultan.
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    Entire World Team

    I know lot of people on this forum are of the same opinion as you, but IMHO i think the ceiling for JB this year world's is Bronze. Few reasons to this - if you look into UWW rankings, both JB and Sidakov ( I know Sidakov is not yet confirmed, the wrestle-off between Sidakov and Kurbanaliev is pending, but i think Sidakov will prevail) will be on the same side of the brackets and most probably would meet in Semi-Finals and I am picking Sidakov over JB. This is just my opinion and I am sure lot of people disagree, but lets see! [by the way - I said the same thing (best case for JB as Bronze) last year world championships as well and JB indeed ended up with Bronze]
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    Russian U23 team in World

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    Entire World Team

    My take on this as below - 57: Daton Fix - Best Case: Gold, Worst Case: Bronze 61: Tyler Graff - Best Case: Bronze, Worst Case: DNP 65: Zain Retherford - Best Case: DNP, Worst Case: DNP 70: James Green - Best Case: Bronze, Worst Case: DNP 74: Jordan Burroughs - Best Case: Bronze, Worst Case: DNP 79: Kyle Dake or Alex Dieringer - Best Case: Gold, Worst Case: Silver 86: Pat Downey - Best Case: DNP, Worst Case: DNP 92: J'den Cox - Best Case: Gold, Worst Case: Silver 97: Kyle Snyder- Best Case: Silver, Worst Case: Bronze 125: Nick Gwiazdowski - . Best Case: Bronze, Worst Case: DNP
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    2019 Medved International Line-Up

    I found following list of results for Day-1 of Medved event. 57 kg Final Vladislav Andreev (Belarus) - Jahongirmirzo Turobov (Uzbekistan) - 2: 1 Fights for 3rd place Azamat Tuskayev (Russia) - Zalimkhan Magomedsultanov (Russia) - 2: 2 (+ :–) Ravi Kumar (India) - Nodar Arabidze (Russia) - 9: 4 65 kg Final Islam Dudaev (Russia) - Nyurgun Scriabin (Belarus) - 6: 3 Fights for 3rd place Selim Kozan (Turkey) - Nurgazy Abdurazakov (Kyrgyzstan) - 4: 3 Georgy Koliev (Belarus) - Georgy Sekinaev (Russia) - no show (+ :–) 74 kg Final Bekzod Abdurakhmonov (Uzbekistan) - Soslanbek Budaev (Russia) - 11: 9 Fights for 3 places Maxim Vasiloglu (Romania) - Andrius Mazeyka (Lithuania) - 10: 6 Magomedhabib Kadimagomedov (Russia) - Sushil Kumar (India) - 8: 7 86 kg Final Nathan Jackson (USA) - Zhavrail Shapiev (Uzbekistan) - 7: 4 Fights for 3rd place Arif Ozen (Turkey) - Omar Ziyaudinov (Russia) - 8: 6 Mahmut Ozkaya (Turkey) - Roman Chitadze (Belarus) - no show (+ :–) 97 kg Final Albert Saritov (Romania) - Tim Waltz (USA) - 3: 2 Fights for 3rd place Ibrahim Giftchi (Turkey) - Kevin Gadson (USA) - failure to appear (+ :–) Denis Khromenkov (Belarus) - Amir Bazrafshan (Canada) - failure to appear (+ :–) Finals on Sunday: 61 kg. Artem Gebekov (Russia) - Hamza Aladzha (Turkey)70 kg. Magomedmurad Dadaev (Russia) - Biysoltan Arslanov (Russia)79 kg. Magomed Ramazanov (Russia) - Rasul Tikhayev (Belarus)92 kg. Aslanbek Sotiev (Russia) - Ivan Yankovsky (Belarus)125 kg. Gable Stevenson (USA) - Hasanboy Rakhimov (Uzbekistan)
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    Russian U23 team in World

    Hi @Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin - good to see your post after a loooonggg time. Hey, do you have insider information on when the special wrestle-off between Sidakov vs Kurbanaliev (74kg) and Sadulaev vs Baitsaev (97kg) to decide Russia rep for world championships in Nur-Sultan?
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    India wrestling

    There are few reasons to it - WFI (Wrestling Federation of India) recruited few foreign coaches back in Jan'19 as a preparation for 2020 Olympics - Iran's Hossein Karimi (men's freestyle), USA's Andrew Cook (Women's Freestyle, Georgia's Temo Kazarashvili (Greco-roman). I think both men's FS and women's FS improved substantially Some players like Bajrang (65kg) and Sushil Kumar (2 time olympic medalist, now preparing for 74kg) appointed thier own foreign coaches (mostly using the money they received by government when they won medals on international stage). Bajrang's personal coach - Emzario Bentinidis (Georgia) Sushil Kumar's personal coach - Kamal Malikov (Russia) This year, both Bajrang and Sushil (along with few sparring partners) spent 4 weeks training in Dagestan, which i think definetly helped them a lot Indian government under TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) along with private-sponsor/partner TATA MOTORS ( that's why you see TATA MOTORS YODHA on Indian player's singlets) investing a lot with an aim to increase the medal count in Olympics for 2020, specially wrestling, badminton. PWL (Pro Wrestling League) in India - a private league tournament with players from different countries participate. PWL in fact brought the wrestling to main stream audience, earlier only cricket is the main stream sport for general audience Local clubs ( one in Delhi which produced Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt etc and many more) focusing more on international style and preparing thier students for international wrestling (not just the traditional kushti mud wrestling) Indian women's freestyle also improving a lot - Vinesh Phogat (53kg) is a good prospect for a olympic medal for sure. Indian women's team had training program in Japan for a month during this year. Overall i think for 2020 olympics, India is poised to get models in following Mens - 65kg - Bajrang, definetely a medal (any color) contender for olympics. India never won a gold in wrestling, lot of expectations from Bajrang on winning India's first gold in wrestling Womes - Vinesh Phogat (53kg) - she defeated both top#1 ranked players from Japan (Yuki Irie) and China (Sun Yanan) in winning 2018 asian games gold. Other prospects includes - Sarita Mor (Women's 57kg), Ravi Kumar (mens 57kg)
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    2019 Medved International Line-Up

    This link is not working, it says "video has been removed". Anybody knows any link to see the results or live stream or recorded videos?
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    Iran Wrestling News

    ohh..that's a news! Damn, i was hoping to see Reza Yazdani vs Synder. But as such, Ali Shaabani looked great in Yasar Dogu, gave Snyder a tough match and dealt Alborov (Did you guys see this match, Alborov behaved weird and got disqualified) badly with a tech fall (before Alborov getting disqualified)
  22. i came across an article on wrestdag.ru which indicated Soslan Ramanov ( Rio Olympics Gold - 65kg) contesting in elections (not sure what type of election). Here is the link to article http://www.wrestdag.ru/news/ru/v_mire/olimpijskij_chempion_usilit_partiju_na_mestnih_viborah/ you can use google translate on Chrome to read it in english It was also mentioned that "Recently, Soslan Ramonov has been traumatized, for this reason he was forced to miss the recent national championship in Sochi." Not sure what's "traumatized" really meant (google translator picked up this word), but i am guessing he had some physical injury due to which he could not participate in russian nationals. But looks like he is going to up for Tokyo olympics, not sure 65kg or 74kg?? Here is the google translation of the article ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This was announced in social networks by the head of the North Ossetian branch of Patriots of Russia, a member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, the first vice-president of the Federation of wrestling of Russia Arsen Fadzaev. "We, the" patriots ", the composition is serious. Among the candidates are representatives of culture, education, sportsmen. There are Olympic champions. True, we have one fighter - Exiled Ramonov. In other games there are Olympic champions too. I think that they will bring only benefit, ”said Fadzaeva. Elections to the City Assembly of Vladikavkaz will be held in September. 32 deputies will be elected to the legislative body of the capital of North Ossetia with a term of office of five years. Recently, Soslan Ramonov has been traumatized, for this reason he was forced to miss the recent national championship in Sochi. According to his coach, Anatoly Margiev, the titled wrestler intends to fight for a place in the Olympic team. -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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    Shaking hands before the match

    I saw the video, i think in this case for me - it's just being kid and #2 (subtle). But as such - i think shaking hands before the match became more part of the sport (wrestling) over a period of time!
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    Soslan Ramanov - into politics ??

    I think he will be there for 65kg trials for sure, the way he took out Asgarov in Rio finals is incredible 11-0 technical superiority
  25. Guys, corrected the spelling