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    Ahhhh, Big has found his diatribe for the day, and will now focus all his posts around it. Of course if it's true for one Cuban, it's true for all Cubans!

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    You have to understand in Cuba a great wrestler is a hero that gets respect and a life better than most other citizens have. In Germany a great wrestler is an outcast. Not a great turn of events for an aging Cuban wrestler.

    When my high school coach came from Belarus he was only 25 years old. He was a Belarus National champion. He left during Soviet era though and only one wrestler could go to Worlds and Olympics which was Fadzaev.

    I used to ask him why he didn't want to keep training in America and competing for Belarus or he was also asked to compete for Australia? He told me it was all about stimulus. In Soviet Union wrestling paid for his life and he had a better life than most Soviet citizens. He said unless he had that in America or Australia it was pointless to him. Hence he became a high school coach and physical education teacher.
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    You have to understand that what is true of one person is not always true of another. Assumptions are never a good idea. Yoel is a Cuban celebrity, so he has already been given many other opportunities and luxuries than your average Cuban. You have no idea how he is going to respond to German life, or if he is living life as an "outcast."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinartist View Post
    Anyone know what kind of support he is geting from the German federation?
    No idea. On German wrestlings forums, the fans discussed the fact that when he attended the nationals 2 weeks ago everybody from the federations' officials had met and talked with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreestyleWrestler View Post
    Akzent do you know what team he represent now in germany? And can he wrestle in FILA international tournament? I like to see yoel romero back to the mat
    He doesn't have licence to wrestle even in the next season (starting in Oct) of the German league, not to mention internationally.

    He joined a club only in order to be in any club. He is not allowed to wrestle for it. The club is in the town Hof: http://www.asvhof.de

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    pinartist,

    Many people have beaten Ketoev before. A Cuban wrestler can't train properly in a Western environment. Remember Jesus Wilson in America?

    can you name any who beat ketoev, or examples besides saitiev..

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    Sajidov and Saitiev both beat Ketoev before. I don't know exactly how many Russians beat him when he was 19 years old but he wasn't top 4 in Russia at that time.

    Oh in 2005 at Yarigin tourney Ketoev placed 3rd, behind Temrezov and Laliev. So, he must have lost to one of them as well.

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    i think ketoev's loss to romero at world cup and to adam saitiev at yarigin are the most recent, so they probly matter the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinartist View Post
    i think ketoev's loss to romero at world cup and to adam saitiev at yarigin are the most recent, so they probly matter the most.
    No he lost to Romero the same year he lost to either Temrezov or Laliev. He was 19 years old. He is 23 now. Totally different wrestler.

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