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    So it's basically their performance at Nationals and other international tournaments combined? So like if we are talking about the 120kg Russian Greco team, it's the person who goes to the Olympics with the best overall performance the previous four years prior to the Olympics?

    Like how many times a certain wrestler placed or where he placed and all that?
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    Or if the perennial Russian champion hasn't gotten it done at the Worlds in the previous years, they may decide to send somone who is unproven, but may have a better chance.

    For example during John Smith's career USSR had sent 4 different wrestlers because the previous one wasn't getting it done. For two years the Soviet didn't even lost to John Smith, but wrestlers from Italy and Bulgaria.

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    Sometimes I think (very rarely mind you) Russians make a mistake like when they sent Murtazaliev to 2004 Olympics instead of Farniev. Farniev won worlds in 2003 and Murtazaliev was unproven on the Senior level. They sent Murta because they said he beats Farniev. Murta ended up losing to Kelly.

    To me it seems like they totally messed up Farniev's career with that move and didn't get the Gold in that weight.

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    Ok yeah Murtazaliev won Europeans that year in 2004 but still Europeans are not Worlds.

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    Once you enter the senior level or division and you wrestle at it, is that officially beginning your international career? And that's when your records count?
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    Default Re: Russia's 55kg freestyle Olympic representative looks to be determined

    Quote Originally Posted by grecowrestler13 View Post
    Once you enter the senior level or division and you wrestle at it, is that officially beginning your international career? And that's when your records count?

    No! You start with Cadets which is 14-17 years old. Then Juniors. Then Seniors.

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    If you start wrestling at the senior division, does that mean you wrestle for that country in which you started wrestling in the senior division?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    No! You start with Cadets which is 14-17 years old. Then Juniors. Then Seniors.
    I know. But then you move to the senior level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Ok yeah Murtazaliev won Europeans that year in 2004 but still Europeans are not Worlds.
    Big he killed Tedeev in the Euro finals. He even arm threw him.

    That's the other reason they sent him to Athens.

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