Jake Varner!!!! 2 golds for USA freestyle!
What the rules for push out? I had thought it was the first wrestler who any part of their body goes out of bounds.
Varner's toe was out first before he recovered and push the Ukranian out
Great sequence by Varner
I feel bad for yazdani, imo the best wrestler at 96kg, but at the end of the day no-one will know what happened today or the draws just that varner got gold ukraine got silver and gazyumov and gogshelidze got bronze.
The final for me was in the 2nd round between gadisov and yazdani, what a match, then yazdani being 2-0 down against musaev with a messed up knee, takes him down twice and gets an exposure, beast.
Congrats to Jake Varner! Just checking in after being gone for the weekend, looks like that 96 kg bracket went crazy! Pretty cool that Varner wont he gold medal. With him and burroughs leading the way this team is set up for quite a while.
Heard Garcia got bitten... that's just funnny. People in Canada have been accusing him of biting others for years. Can't wait to watch the thing, from looking at brackets there's a great lack of clinches. Also pumped that Japan won 66, if only because the rest of my predicitons went to hell.
They must be going crazy over in Russa. No medal at 66, 84 or 96? Just brutal. Bad draws, bla bla bla, I can't imagine they are very happy right now.
Not only the wrestlers form the Russian team, but also those (Russian export to other countries) who joined the camp, Gazyumov for instance. Did you see him today?! After the quarters he lost to Andriitsev, he couldn't even walk, had to be helped. He had very low blood pressure and got carried to a medical center. (He thought Andriitsev would no way beat Yazdani in the semis, so he couldn't wrestle back. But on the way to the medical center, he get a phone call with the news Yazdani got injured and was going to withdraw, so he decided to use his chance for bronze medal and he returned to the hall. You possibly watched his match vs. Tajikistan; Gazyumov was almost dead).
Otrasultanov is the only exception because he was the only one team member who didn't practice with the team. He was in the camp but since he had a leg injury (he got at the nationals), he had his own individual training program and didn't participate in the training sessions of the team. That's why he could breathe at London.