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    why is that akzent, i would thought they always wrestle each other...

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    Quote Originally Posted by akzent View Post
    No we don't know. What we know about the 84 class is that the Laliev bros. Gennadi and Vadim wrestled each other. Caucasian bros. wrestling each other is a rare thing.
    this is interesting, i didnt know they were brothers. Who won the match?

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    The younger one - Vadim. I am sure they arranged who will beat whom.

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    i really like gennadi' style, i think he will do well in bejing at 84. Which region are they from? cuz its interesting that one represents kazakstan and other armenia.

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    They are native of Ossetia and they still practice together there though Gennadi has wrestled for KAZ for more that 10 years and Vadim has represented ARM for the last 2 years.
    I have talked with Gennadi several times. He is a nice person.

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    Akzent,

    What do you think of Kolomiets going up to 96kg and placing 3rd in Kiev?

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    Quote Originally Posted by akzent View Post
    They are native of Ossetia and they still practice together there though Gennadi has wrestled for KAZ for more that 10 years and Vadim has represented ARM for the last 2 years.
    I have talked with Gennadi several times. He is a nice person.
    it never ceases to amaze me how many good wrestlers come out of ossetia, and how there are so many different countries with ossetian wrestlers in the line up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinartist View Post
    it never ceases to amaze me how many good wrestlers come out of ossetia, and how there are so many different countries with ossetian wrestlers in the line up.
    Its just a quantitave advantage. I mean, a simple village already has hundreds of wrestlers. Whereas other regions in the world have less cultural phenomenons like that.
    Its not that there skills or trainingmethods are better. Just by wrestling many different wrestlers upgrades the skilllevel of all those wrestlers.
    Its also a moneymatter.
    For instance American wrestlers or West European wrestlers especially west european wrestlers have to pay alot of stuff by themselves.
    Russians get a lot of money by winning certain competition. Soccerplayers in west europe get alot of monet as well, its just a cultural thing.

    Or Cubans, having a communistic regime are being pushed to do well in sports to get their credibility for instance.

    I mean Americans are better American Football players or used to/still are better basketballplayers.
    Italians, Germans, Dutch people have many great soccerplayers.

    So dont be amazed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Akzent, What do you think of Kolomiets going up to 96kg and placing 3rd in Kiev?
    I haven't watched much of him. So I don't know what to think.

    For me the biggest upset at that tourney is Musa Saidulbatalov placing first at 55 kg.
    Musa is 36! He is a Chechen of Khasavyurt who represented Ukraine at 58 kg already in the 1990s. Last time he was the champ of UKR was in 2000. Then fila changed the weight classes and he hadn't success at 60 kg. He retired in 2004. Recently there were rumors that he was focused on comeback and on wrestling at Beijing. Now I see the comeback was successful. Let's see what is going to happen next.

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