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  1. Helen won in 2 consecutive matches, 10-0, 12-0 in technical superiority.
  2. Anyone here knows what’s going on with Yowlys Bonnie Rodriguez (CUB)? He was missing in action for sometime now, anything happened? if he is participating at 61kg, then he is definitely a top contender..he is an explosive wrestler, love his throws, very entertaining wrestler!
  3. Thanks for the info. On the same topic “who is attending and who is not” - today is the wrestle-off between Helen Moroulis and Alex Hedrick for the 57kg spot, I think it’s scheduled for 6:30pm ET. Hope Helen completely recovered from the concussion related issues she was going through!
  4. By the way @Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin- what’s your picks in each weight category? Just curious to see your perspective..
  5. Thanks Bro..I would agree few of them were not participating ( i think we touched upon it in one of the comments above) but definitely not half ;-) By the way...I did not see any posts from you for a while, what’s upp?
  6. The official schedule for world championships in Budapest is released. 20.10.2018 Saturday Freestyle 61 – 74 – 86 – 125 kg 10.30 – 15.30 Qualification rounds 16.45 – 17.45 Semi final 21.10.2018 Sunday 16.45 – 17.30 Opening Ceremony Freestyle 57 – 65 – 79 – 92 kg 10.30 – 15.30 Qualification rounds 17.45 – 18.45 Semi finals Freestyle 61 – 74 – 86 – 125 kg 10.30 – 15.30 Repechage 19.00 – 21.30 Finals 22.10.2018 Monday Freestyle 70 – 97 kg Women 55 – 59 kg 10.30 – 15.30 Qualification rounds 16.45 – 17.45 Semi finals Freestyle 57 – 65 – 79 – 92 kg 10.30 – 15.30 Repechage 18.00 – 20.30 Finals 23.10.2018 Tuesday Women 65 – 68 – 72 -76 kg 10.30 – 15.30 Qualification rounds 16.45 – 17.45 Semi finals Freestyle 70 – 97 kg Women 55 – 59 kg 10.30 – 15.30 Repechage 18.00 – 20.30 Finals All timings in local Budapest timings, it’s 9 hours ahead of PST. As we can see 97kg finals is the last match of men‘s freestyle competition. There is a dedicated website published for 2018 wrestling world championships, check it out https://en.budapestwrestling2018.com/
  7. When it comes to ‘who will not win gold’ - my gut feel is Uguev (57kg), Chakaev (65kg), Sidakov (74kg) from Russia will not win gold. In 65kg - if Bekbulatov is not there, I think it will be quite an open field for gold among Aliev, Tobier, Kinche and Bajrang. I am rooting for Bajrang (you can guess why) this time for gold! It’s long time India win gold in world championships, if I remember correctly Sushil Kumar was the last one from India to win gold back in 2011.
  8. I am in no way knowledgeable in beach wrestling, but just came across an article on lone US participant in beach wrestling championship happening on October 6-7. here you go..his name is: Michael Peters https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/October/05/Peters-to-compete-at-Beach-Worlds-this-weekend
  9. In 79kg - I love Kyle and his style. I always rooted for Kyle when he wrestled JB. I think 2018 is Kyle's year on world stage, he was excellent in world cup and I think he will win gold in this world championships. I agree Gadzhi is on the way to gold, but i think Kyle will win this time. Watch out for Kyle's front headlock throw !! In 86kg - want to see Taylor vs Yazdani in finals, going to be fun. Somehow i fee Taylor will fall short for gold in finals with Yazdani. But you never know when Taylor hits his unconventional pins..check this pin he did on Faith Erdin ( TUR) in Ivan Yariguin this year In 97Kg - waiting for Sadulaev vs Snyder Match-2. I hope they will have 97kg finals as the final match of world championships ( like they did in 2017). I think Sadulave will win this time.
  10. Thanks :-) Yeah, you are right. My bad, I did not realize that both Tsakulov and Khizriev are both russian national champs. Tsakulov is definetely a contender. I knew Bekbulatov had some health issues because of which he did not step on mat in Poland Open, but was there a officially confirmation on Chakaev's participation in world championships instead of Bekbulatov?? If it is Chakaev, he will give a tough fight, but gold is not guranteed in my opinion.
  11. You are right, it all depends on the draw specially when both (or at least one of them) contenders are unseeed. Just so that its clear - when i chose the top contenders, i did not real mean they will come to finals, but just that one of them will win gold!
  12. Hi All, I am a new member of this forum and this is my first post. I am big fan of wrestling specially freestyle and have been following it internationally for about 5 years now. I thought i will put my opinion on the top contenders and a underdog in each weight category for this years world championships. By the way I am originated from India, now living in US Your thoughts and views are welcome! 57kg Top Contenders: Yuki Takahashi, Gilman Under Dog: Erden Bekhbayar (MGL) 61kg Top Contenders: Gadzhimurad RASHIDOV, Guy from Azerbaijan (Gvarzatilov ??) Under Dog: Kazuya KOYANAGI (JPN) 65kg Top Contenders: Alejandro Enrique VALDES TOBIER, Haji Aliyev Under Dog: Bajrang (IND) Note: Removed Bekbulatov as he is not participating. Included Haji Aliyev in place of Bekbulatov. 70kg Top Contenders: Gazimagomedov, Zurabi IAKOBISHVILI Under Dog: Ikhtiyor NAVRUZOV (UJB) 74kg Top Contenders: Frank Chamizo, JB Under Dog: Muslim Evloev (KYZ) 79kg Top Contenders: Gadzhi, Kyle Dake Under Dog: Hasanov (AZE) 86kg Top Contenders: Magic Man, Yazz Under Dog: Shamil KUDIIAMAGOMEDOV (ITA) 92kg Top Contenders: Sharif Sharifov, Taskulov Under Dog: J’Den Cox Note: Updated Taskulov as the Top Contender in place of Anzor Urishev 97kg Top Contenders: Sadulaev, SnyderMan Under Dog: Alborov 125kg Top Contenders: Taha Akgul, Geno Petriashivilli Under Dog: Khizriev Note: Russia’s rep at 125kg is Khizriev
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