back to wrestling :), its really hard to find a lot of information on Sadulaev even in Russia outlets...its unclear what his plans are w.rt. to weight classes and so on. He is somehow a lot less talkative than Saitiev or Gadisov or Makov or some of the other wrestlers or coaches. It will be interesting to see how he looks at the Yarygin. At one forum, I did read rumors that Mamiashvilli / Tedeev were not happy with him in Paris and that they counted on him to win 100% but he lost and let the team down (he also refused to take any supplements which pissed some people off, especially after loss). His coach also seems to disagree with them, he wants Sad at 97kg to wrestle with Snyder, but M/T don't seem to want him at 97kg. Gadisov also retired somehow early and suddenly, and combined with the Sajidov vs Mamiash/Tedeev conflict, something seems off, so I hope Sad doesn't retire early or something of this kind and rob us of the many great matches with Snyder he should have. Hard to tell as Sad doesn't say anything about this but in listening to his interviews, he seems displeased about something, especially when they ask him if he is small for the weight class. The implication I think here is that M/T think Sad and his coach are egoistic and just want to compete against Snyder, instead of thinking about how many medals Russia can get overall. So this is somehow the tension. If the Sad loses another 1 vs. Snyder, especially due to weight, they may force him to move out of 97kg (e.g., just not select him for the team) and then not clear what happens.
Edited by wfan24, 19 December 2017 - 06:45 AM.