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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from Nicky_Pipes in 2019 World Championships - Top Contender, Challengers and Underdog   
    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)
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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from Mphillips in 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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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from Mphillips in 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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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from Mphillips in 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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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from BallandChain in 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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    freestyle_fan reacted to FlyinLion in Anything from arbitration?   
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    freestyle_fan reacted to sidakova4991 in Russian World Team Wrestle-offs slated for 16th August   
    Credit to Ivan for the post.
     
    I didn't expect it to be so soon, but the-sooner-the-better I guess.
     
    57kg:  Aryan Tyutrin vs. Zaur Uguev
    74kg:  Magomed Kurbanaliev vs. Zaurbek Sidakov
    97kg:  Abdulrashid Sadulaev vs. Vladislav Baitsaev  
     
    all good matches without live-streams or recordings...  
     
    Who do you predict to win?
     
    I think the safest bets are:  Uguev, Sidakov and Sadulaev.
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    freestyle_fan reacted to Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin in Russian U23 team in World   
    thank you, i was working. the coaching staff hides the composition for a very long time. I don’t know for sure, but I think Sidakov (he won European Games) and Kurbanalev (Rus champ) will wrestle in camp, but it will be in the end of August i think. About Sadulaev and Baitsaev, here coaches choice Sadulaev without world trial match. 
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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from irani in 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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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from buckeyehomer in 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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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from irani in 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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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from irani in 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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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin in 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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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from irani in 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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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from Housebuye in 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
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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from 2td3nf in 2019 World Championships - Top Contender, Challengers and Underdog   
    I am sure this was discussed in the past - Khadzimurat Gatsalov will be partcipating in 97kg representing Armenia in Nur-Sultan. Both Reza Yadzdani (34) and Gatsalov (36), let's wait and see how they fare with the younger guys in 97kg. 
    I think 97kg at Nur-Sultan is going to be very interesting. I am hoping we will get to see Snyderlaev III, they both are separated ( Snyder being rank-1 and Sad as rank-2 in UWW rankings) in brackets. I don't think Snyder ever played against Reza Yazdani, I know Gats and Snyder played multiple times (including the beat the streets). So, Reza Yazdani on Snyder bracket will be interesting. Similarly, I don't think Sadulev ever played against Gats, So Gats and Sad on same side of bracket is going to be interesting.
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    freestyle_fan reacted to rpm002 in 2019 World Championships - Top Contender, Challengers and Underdog   
    Pretty good list except your spelling of Dieringer's name was really terrible. 
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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from Blue Dragons in 2019 World Championships - Top Contender, Challengers and Underdog   
    Regarding 86kg RUS Rep -  Artur Naifnov made it to finals in Poland Open where as Dauren Kurugliev lost his semi-final match to POL in last 2 seconds (step out). So, its Naifnov to Nur-Sultan 
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    freestyle_fan reacted to Shiraz123 in 2019 World Championships - Top Contender, Challengers and Underdog   
    Legit lol at Punia winning a gold 
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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from Katie in its official - Komeil GHASEMI (IRI) is the new 2012 Olympics Gold Medal winner for 120KG   
    Just now read an article on UWW site..https://unitedworldwrestling.org/article/ioc-determines-taymazov-fails-london-re-test
    CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (July 26) – The IOC Disciplinary Commission (DC) rendered its decision against Artur TAYMAZOV (UZB) who failed a reanalysis of his anti-doping test at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Taymazov tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol).
    The Uzbek wrestler had earned a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at 120kg and his removal will re-shuffle the order of medalists at the 2012 London Games. Komeil GHASEMI (IRI) will become the new gold medalist, Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS) remains silver, and Tervel DLAGNEV (USA) will be the newest bronze medalist.
    Gold: Komeil GHASEMI (IRI)
    Silver: Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS)
    Bronze: Tervel DLAGNEV (USA)
    Bronze: Daulet SHABANBAY (KAZ)
    Taymazov may opt to appeal the IOC DC decision before CAS within 21 days. United World Wrestling will then determine the sanctions faced by the athlete.
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    freestyle_fan reacted to Blue Dragons in 86kg 2020   
    You took the words right out of my mouth. It's official, the gerbil gets gold. :)
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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from wrestfan in Iran Wrestling News   
    Its confirmed Ghasemi is getting GOLD ..https://unitedworldwrestling.org/article/ioc-determines-taymazov-fails-london-re-test
    CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (July 26) – The IOC Disciplinary Commission (DC) rendered its decision against Artur TAYMAZOV (UZB) who failed a reanalysis of his anti-doping test at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Taymazov tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol).
    The Uzbek wrestler had earned a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at 120kg and his removal will re-shuffle the order of medalists at the 2012 London Games. Komeil GHASEMI (IRI) will become the new gold medalist, Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS) remains silver, and Tervel DLAGNEV (USA) will be the newest bronze medalist.
    Gold: Komeil GHASEMI (IRI)
    Silver: Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS)
    Bronze: Tervel DLAGNEV (USA)
    Bronze: Daulet SHABANBAY (KAZ)
    Taymazov may opt to appeal the IOC DC decision before CAS within 21 days. United World Wrestling will then determine the sanctions faced by the athlete.
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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from wrestfan in Iran Wrestling News   
    Its confirmed Ghasemi is getting GOLD ..https://unitedworldwrestling.org/article/ioc-determines-taymazov-fails-london-re-test
    CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (July 26) – The IOC Disciplinary Commission (DC) rendered its decision against Artur TAYMAZOV (UZB) who failed a reanalysis of his anti-doping test at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Taymazov tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol).
    The Uzbek wrestler had earned a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at 120kg and his removal will re-shuffle the order of medalists at the 2012 London Games. Komeil GHASEMI (IRI) will become the new gold medalist, Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS) remains silver, and Tervel DLAGNEV (USA) will be the newest bronze medalist.
    Gold: Komeil GHASEMI (IRI)
    Silver: Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS)
    Bronze: Tervel DLAGNEV (USA)
    Bronze: Daulet SHABANBAY (KAZ)
    Taymazov may opt to appeal the IOC DC decision before CAS within 21 days. United World Wrestling will then determine the sanctions faced by the athlete.
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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from Katie in its official - Komeil GHASEMI (IRI) is the new 2012 Olympics Gold Medal winner for 120KG   
    Just now read an article on UWW site..https://unitedworldwrestling.org/article/ioc-determines-taymazov-fails-london-re-test
    CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (July 26) – The IOC Disciplinary Commission (DC) rendered its decision against Artur TAYMAZOV (UZB) who failed a reanalysis of his anti-doping test at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Taymazov tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol).
    The Uzbek wrestler had earned a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at 120kg and his removal will re-shuffle the order of medalists at the 2012 London Games. Komeil GHASEMI (IRI) will become the new gold medalist, Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS) remains silver, and Tervel DLAGNEV (USA) will be the newest bronze medalist.
    Gold: Komeil GHASEMI (IRI)
    Silver: Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS)
    Bronze: Tervel DLAGNEV (USA)
    Bronze: Daulet SHABANBAY (KAZ)
    Taymazov may opt to appeal the IOC DC decision before CAS within 21 days. United World Wrestling will then determine the sanctions faced by the athlete.
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    freestyle_fan got a reaction from knowgangs in Kushti Wrestling in India - an experience like no other   
    Very nice post and pics. Thanks for sharing  I am from India and you are absolutely spot on "Wrestling Kushti is treated like a religion", "India is still very much separated by the class system.  Kushti is one of the few things that makes them all equal whether you are rich or poor"
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