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    Default can we now assume the Saitievs are out?

    since the russians are known for selecting their national team members based on international success, is it likely they will force the saitievs into retirement?

    (since both of their succesors won the worlds)


    ....i would love to see b. saitiev get one more.

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    I wouldn't count on them being retired. I think both are commited through the 08' Olympics. Whether or not they make it is another story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazdani View Post
    I wouldn't count on them being retired. I think both are commited through the 08' Olympics. Whether or not they make it is another story.
    Even if Russian coaches don't take them next year to Olympics they will not be forced to retire and the final say will not be given. This is because Russian coaches want them to challenge the newcomers to keep them sharp, on their toes, and not satisfied.

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    is there any chance they will be sent to the olympics without them winning nationals decisively? even that may not be enough.

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    I Do Not Believe B.saitiev Will Be Beat At Next Years Nationals. Remember He Was Injured And Almost Won. And If Adam Can Beat Sajidov He Can Beat Ketoev, Without Much Of A Problem Imo.

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    Doesn't Sajidov have Adam's number though, not the other way around? Never the less, either one will have a hard time getting the spot back with Ketoev rampaging around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Doesn't Sajidov have Adam's number though, not the other way around? Never the less, either one will have a hard time getting the spot back with Ketoev rampaging around.
    Thats what i ment. if Adam could beat Sajidov, then i know he can stop ketoev, he did it last year very soundly

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    Quote Originally Posted by DROP View Post
    Thats what i ment. if Adam could beat Sajidov, then i know he can stop ketoev, he did it last year very soundly
    Today's Keteov is a different wrestler. I don't know if it's confidence or what but he is not the same wrestler. Thats not to say that Sajidov or Saiteiv couldn't beat him but he is different now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazdani View Post
    Today's Keteov is a different wrestler. I don't know if it's confidence or what but he is not the same wrestler. Thats not to say that Sajidov or Saiteiv couldn't beat him but he is different now.
    I BELIEVE KETOEV'S TRUMP CARD TO HIS UNDERHOOK IS SAITIEV'S OVERHOOK, HE LOVES THAT POSITION, I KNOW IT WAS LAST YEAR BUT THE LAST TIME THEY WENT AT IT KETOEV WRESTLED THE SAME AS HE DOES NOW. HE MIGHT HAVE MORE CONFIDENCE YES, BECAUSE OF THE DEFEAT OF SAJIDOV, BUT I'M WILLING TO BET THAT KETOEV IS NOT THE RUSSIAN GOING TO THE GAMES. ESPECIALLY IF SAITIEV AND SAJIDOV ARE ON DIFFERENT SIDES OF THE BRACKET IN THE RUSSIAN NATIONALS

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