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Is it me or does J'Den look thinner in the face in his USA Thanksgiving video.  I flipped back to some of his interviews from the world championships and it seems his cheek and jaw line is leaning up.  He definitely doesn't look heavier which I would think should be the case by now if he was going up. 

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37 minutes ago, Obelix said:

I agree.

I know part of the IOC's rationale is that there are too many medals for wrestling. Why can't we just eliminate the ridiculous double-Bronze and add a couple weights instead? 

It's not too many medals in total.

The issue is that the IOC has allocated a set amount of time for the wrestling event.  If you add more weights you have to reduce the field size for each weight class in order to be able to fit it into the wrestling slot.

The goal of the double bronze is to get more unique nations with wrestling medals.  Dropping the double bronze and adding more weights would only result in less countries getting medals.  You would end up with a few countries dominating even more.   Many nations invest in the sports that win medals.  The double bronze gets more money into wrestling.

 

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40 minutes ago, Obelix said:

I agree.

I know part of the IOC's rationale is that there are too many medals for wrestling. Why can't we just eliminate the ridiculous double-Bronze and add a couple weights instead? 

They don’t care about double bronze; it’s really about gold medals.  They like the double bronze.  More countries winning medals means more countries actually practice the sport at the Olympic level.  They other thing the IOC is worried about is beds in the Olympic village and this is why the number of qualifiers shrank.  

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Just asked my Magic 8-ball if Cox was going down to 86kg and it said "Signs point to yes"...
so take that for what it's worth but as far as I'm concerned that's a guarantee
I then asked it if I was awesome, and it hit me with "My Sources say No"... which was a real blow to the ole confidence. 
Thank God we have grappling this weekend,  I need to heal. 

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49 minutes ago, spladle08 said:

Just asked my Magic 8-ball if Cox was going down to 86kg and it said "Signs point to yes"...
so take that for what it's worth but as far as I'm concerned that's a guarantee
I then asked it if I was awesome, and it hit me with "My Sources say No"... which was a real blow to the ole confidence. 
Thank God we have grappling this weekend,  I need to heal. 

The simple fact that you might still have one of those Magic 8 Balls like I do put you on a level higher than most people. Everyone trying to predict the winners of matches when all they had to do was give the 8-Ball a shake and look for the answer. SMH

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Alright, maybe we have our first clue here. The latest UWW rankings have J'den at 86kg ranked #2 behind Yazdani. Zahid is ranked #20 and Taylor is not even ranked in top 20.

Also, Bo is ranked #13 at 97kg and Snyder is #2 behind Sadulaev at #1.

So is J'den going 86 and Bo going up at 97? Here's the rankings, but might be behind the wall:

https://www.flowrestling.org/rankings/6634709-2020-international-rankings-mens-freestyle/34410-86-hassan-yazdani 

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5 hours ago, 2td3nf said:

Alright, maybe we have our first clue here. The latest UWW rankings have J'den at 86kg ranked #2 behind Yazdani. Zahid is ranked #20 and Taylor is not even ranked in top 20.

Also, Bo is ranked #13 at 97kg and Snyder is #2 behind Sadulaev at #1.

So is J'den going 86 and Bo going up at 97? Here's the rankings, but might be behind the wall:

https://www.flowrestling.org/rankings/6634709-2020-international-rankings-mens-freestyle/34410-86-hassan-yazdani 

They had to rank him at one of the weights, he has been at 86 more recently then 97 so that is probably their logic.  I think he is going 86, but I don't think this is the first clue. 

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Now that Snyder is at NLWC, I wonder if he is supporting Bo going 97kg?  If anything, maybe to give him the best domestic live domestic competition?  If Zillmer is really now our number 2 at this weight, then the gap between Snyder and the US field is pretty significant.

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6 minutes ago, Plasmodium said:

I saw Cox at King Soopers this morning.  His cart was full of lettuce, slim fast, a single can of pringles and a bag of skittles.

hahaha! Funniest part of this is that I have no idea if you're kidding or not . . . except for the single can of Pringles and skittles . . . you can't make that up!

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14 hours ago, 2td3nf said:

Alright, maybe we have our first clue here. The latest UWW rankings have J'den at 86kg ranked #2 behind Yazdani. Zahid is ranked #20 and Taylor is not even ranked in top 20.

Also, Bo is ranked #13 at 97kg and Snyder is #2 behind Sadulaev at #1.

So is J'den going 86 and Bo going up at 97? Here's the rankings, but might be behind the wall:

https://www.flowrestling.org/rankings/6634709-2020-international-rankings-mens-freestyle/34410-86-hassan-yazdani 

I don't think these are official rankings. I think this site just made their own.

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7 minutes ago, Ogalthorpe Haywood said:

Probably if they let Cox skate around and do nothing for 3 minutes again. 

Be interesting to see how they handle the sweat issue.Fans might want to bring gloves and hats the arena could be cold

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