Hubbard you must have enjoyed the French guy who won the Olympics in greco at 66?
Don't know quite what to say about Canada's men's wrestling. Last year we had some encouraging results, this year not so much. Some of our guys- Macdonald, Cross, Zilberman, etc- were placing top 10 over the past few years. Zilberman was very close to a medal one year. What happened?
I don't have anything against Shemarov personally and I don't begrudge him his world title. As a competitor, I did my fair share of stalling myself. I just don't enjoy watching boring wrestling.
As a final note, I wish Canada would show at least a bit of support for their greco team. In years past, some of our best greco wrestlers competed at worlds. What happened to that?
Here are the appropriate rules:
-to the wrestler who applies a correct hold while wrestling in the ?par terre? position and places his opponent in a position of danger or in an instantaneous fall position
- to the attacking wrestler whose opponent rolls onto his shoulders
- to the defending wrestler if the attacking wrestler goes into the instantaneous fall position or rolls onto his shoulders in executing a hold
1 point: to the wrestler who holds his opponent in a position of danger for five seconds or longer
To me, the 2 points were not scored by a correct hold, or by an attacking wrestler. It does appear that Sharifov did not score points until Saritov readjusted the cradle, which I guess they might have attributed to Sharifov as a counter (and therefore as an attack). If that were the case, he might be considered to be holding Saritov in that position. I just don't believe that's the correct interpretation in this case.
Even if you do see Sharifov as legitimately getting 3 in that situation, I think Saritov reestablished control by rolling through the hold at the end, so he should have gotten another 2 point score. As it was, had there not been any other scoring during that period, Sharifov would have won 3-3, with the last 3 points.
The 2 points Sharifov scored were, IMO, "to the defending wrestling if the attacking wrestler... rolls onto his shoulders in executing a hold". Saritov was pretty flat on his back. If they are both in "danger", I guess they both get the 1 pt extra? Tough match to officiate- Saritov was very close to "3" on that first period throw also.
I always find it amusing to see Azeri/Russian matches, because those are the two countries often rumored to be "favored" by the officials. Who to screw over?
A wierd one that comes to mind is the 55 kg final last year. Lebedev executes great chest lock throw from the defensive clinch, and they give the points ot his Azeri opponient- In Russia! I couldn't believe it.
gestural communication in tigiev-varner match :)