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Utter Dominance at the Olympics

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People talk about Gable and Tom Brands dominating at the Olympics, and the 1984 team overwhelming the opposition.

 

But, almost lost to history is the animal that John Peterson of Cumberland, Wisconsin became one fine week in 1976...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrestling_at_the_1976_Summer_Olympics_–_Men's_freestyle_82_kg

 

His closest match was a 7 pointer against the best in the world.

Also, John speaks of the importance of wrestling GRECO to help one's freestyle.

Enjoy! 

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On 5/8/2020 at 9:29 AM, BadgerMon said:

People talk about Gable and Tom Brands dominating at the Olympics, and the 1984 team overwhelming the opposition.

 

But, almost lost to history is the animal that John Peterson of Cumberland, Wisconsin became one fine week in 1976...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrestling_at_the_1976_Summer_Olympics_–_Men's_freestyle_82_kg

 

His closest match was a 7 pointer against the best in the world.

Also, John speaks of the importance of wrestling GRECO to help one's freestyle.

Enjoy! 

While everyone you listed is amazing and impressive, the most dominant performance of all time has to be Yarygin at the 1972 Olympics

He pinned everyone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrestling_at_the_1972_Summer_Olympics_–_Men's_freestyle_100_kg

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9 hours ago, irani said:

While everyone you listed is amazing and impressive, the most dominant performance of all time has to be Yarygin at the 1972 Olympics

He pinned everyone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrestling_at_the_1972_Summer_Olympics_–_Men's_freestyle_100_kg

I suppose that's why they named that tournament after him ;-)  Yes, Yarygin OUTSTANDING.

Just thought I would bring up John Peterson because he's rarely mentioned on this forum, but truly had a dominating Olympics. Levan Tediashivili, who taught both Peterson brothers a lesson in wrestling, is also one of the all time dominant wrestlers in Olympic history.

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3 hours ago, BadgerMon said:

I suppose that's why they named that tournament after him ;-)  Yes, Yarygin OUTSTANDING.

Just thought I would bring up John Peterson because he's rarely mentioned on this forum, but truly had a dominating Olympics. Levan Tediashivili, who taught both Peterson brothers a lesson in wrestling, is also one of the all time dominant wrestlers in Olympic history.

Agree with everything you wrote

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13 hours ago, irani said:

While everyone you listed is amazing and impressive, the most dominant performance of all time has to be Yarygin at the 1972 Olympics

He pinned everyone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrestling_at_the_1972_Summer_Olympics_–_Men's_freestyle_100_kg

Just looked at the Wiki page and no one even made it to the 3:00 minute mark until the finals,where he also got a pin.

Its is amusing how the legend of the 72 Olympics in the US is about no one scoring a point on Gable and that being the most dominating performance in history, meanwhile Yarygin pins everyone.

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13 minutes ago, BuckyBadger said:

Anyone remember Karam Gaber?In 2004 he made his competition look pedestrian. He would toss people at will, and it didn’t even look like he was trying that hard.

Yes! From what I remember hin the gold medal match he got a big throw looked like he was going to get a pin and he purposefully  let them out and finished the match with another big throw.  Maybe the most dominating Greco performance ever

 

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46 minutes ago, BuckyBadger said:

Anyone remember Karam Gaber?In 2004 he made his competition look pedestrian. He would toss people at will, and it didn’t even look like he was trying that hard.

For your viewing pleasure 

 

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20 hours ago, irani said:

While everyone you listed is amazing and impressive, the most dominant performance of all time has to be Yarygin at the 1972 Olympics

He pinned everyone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrestling_at_the_1972_Summer_Olympics_–_Men's_freestyle_100_kg

Wow.....7 matches and no bad marks!!!

Final

 

TPP MPP   Time   MPP TPP
  1 22px-Flag_of_the_Mongolian_People%27s_Re Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh (MGL)   22px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png József Csatári (HUN) 3  
  0 22px-Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union_%28dark_ve Ivan Yarygin (URS) 5:21 22px-Flag_of_the_Mongolian_People%27s_Re Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh (MGL) 4 5
7 4 22px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png József Csatári (HUN) 2:04 22px-Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union_%28dark_ve Ivan Yarygin (URS) 0 0

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2 minutes ago, Gantry said:

What were the rules back then?  Yarygin was on top a REALLY REALLY long time. 

They would let you try for a much longer time before they would stand you up.

In retrorespect, given American's skills in folkstyle, perhaps this rule change hurt US more than everyone else

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16 hours ago, irani said:

They would let you try for a much longer time before they would stand you up.

In retrorespect, given American's skills in folkstyle, perhaps this rule change hurt US more than everyone else

Why do you say that? Americans are much better standing than on top or defending on bottom. And we are often (though not always) in better condition than our opponents, so giving the opponent less time to potentially rest on top or bottom would seem beneficial.

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On 5/11/2020 at 5:37 PM, irani said:

For your viewing pleasure 

 

Very suspect tech. Not dominant at all. Gives up the first td and a lift. Gets a fortunate 2,, Shame on Nozadze he didn't make that mistake often. The 3 countering stand up was another gift from Nozadze. Multiple restarts on top in par terre and not sure if Nozadze broke on the the last throw. If he did it was barely. 

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5 hours ago, Crotalus said:

Why do you say that? Americans are much better standing than on top or defending on bottom. And we are often (though not always) in better condition than our opponents, so giving the opponent less time to potentially rest on top or bottom would seem beneficial.

I saw that because in folkstyle you are taught to work hard for an escape or reversal.  In freestyle most wrestler try to stall

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2 hours ago, gutfirst said:

Very suspect tech. Not dominant at all. Gives up the first td and a lift. Gets a fortunate 2,, Shame on Nozadze he didn't make that mistake often. The 3 countering stand up was another gift from Nozadze. Multiple restarts on top in par terre and not sure if Nozadze broke on the the last throw. If he did it was barely. 

I kind of agree wtih you.  After seeying the Yarygin video, that video did not belong here

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