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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    When did FILA go to seven weight classes?
    It seems like there should be a reduction in expectations to be an all-time great now that the competition is that much tougher.
    this is an excellent point actually

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    The number of weight classes went from 10 to 8 in 1997 and the current 7 weight classes were first instated in 2002. It has also been harder to win world championships since the Soviet Union broke up 20 years ago.

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    Sad to see Muradov retire after the Olympics since we're talking about Gatsalov.

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    sad to see muradov go? he was just as boring to watch as tsargush at times

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5pointcrossankle View Post
    sad to see muradov go? he was just as boring to watch as tsargush at times
    Amen to that. I tried forever to find just one exciting match of his; the double-clincher with Gatalsov at nationals was the best I could find. That said, it would sure be interesting to see if he could beat Gatsalov and Gayzumov repeatedly over the years- that guy was good.

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    I don't dislike Tsargush and Muradov's style. They are very tactical. They go with what works. Yes, I'm always sad to see guys who rule the world retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwh27 View Post
    The number of weight classes went from 10 to 8 in 1997 and the current 7 weight classes were first instated in 2002. It has also been harder to win world championships since the Soviet Union broke up 20 years ago.
    So people reaching the end of their careers now have spent their prime wreslting with reduced weight classes and extra competition from the multiple ex-Soviets in each bracket.

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    He had a good match with gatsalov at the yarygin same year, he is more exciting than tsargush, which doesn't say much and doesn't cheat like tsargush at least, i like some of his moves like he does that snap with two hands locked, which is pretty sweet.

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    They had a rematch at this year's nationals which apparently went all clinches. Still, what a friggin' stud Gatsalov is. Has struggled a bit this year, but he still wine one of the most insanely stacked brackets in history at the Russian Nationals despite losing several crucial ball draws. Definitely one of the all time greats. Having this kind of sucess in the modern era, with tougerer WC brackets and the element of chance through the ball draw being introduced, is incredible.

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