Page 7 of 7 FirstFirst ... 4567
Results 55 to 62 of 62

Thread: Martigny, Olympic Qualifier

  1. #55

    Default Re: Martigny, Olympic Qualifier

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    we may see another boxing fight in wrestling mat in Beijing olympics !
    Don't worry. Masoumi has already started preparations for this match. He wore an ear protector in the match vs. Mutalimov at the Asian championships last month. I am sure he will have a head protector in the Olympic match vs. Mutalimov

  2. #56

    Default Re: Martigny, Olympic Qualifier

    Quote Originally Posted by akzent View Post
    a 3rd place match at 96: http://195.70.27.5/802/fs/158.wmv

    Good news:
    "In the 96kg category, the two wrestlers in the final 3-5: Ruslan SHEYKHOV (BLR) and Shamil GITINOV (ARM) were disqualified for unsporting behaviour. Both wrestlers are deleted in the ranking."
    Why was Sheykhov DQ'd? And the next question is why did Gitinov look like he didn't want to wrestle?

  3. #57

    Default Re: Martigny, Olympic Qualifier

    It looks like the match was fixed. Was Armenia already qualified for the Olympics at this weight? If so it would benefit Belarus to win and qualify for the Olympics if they are not already qualified. The wrestler in blue did not look happy. I lean towards believing that the match was fixed, a common practice in the Eastern Bloc. If this is true it would explain why both wrestlers were sanctioned.

  4. #58

    Default Re: Martigny, Olympic Qualifier

    Quote Originally Posted by granby5 View Post
    It looks like the match was fixed. Was Armenia already qualified for the Olympics at this weight? If so it would benefit Belarus to win and qualify for the Olympics if they are not already qualified. The wrestler in blue did not look happy. I lean towards believing that the match was fixed, a common practice in the Eastern Bloc. If this is true it would explain why both wrestlers were sanctioned.
    From the 16th to the 21th of April, the 1st 2008 qualifying tournament in Freestyle begins in the town of Martigny, Switzerland.
    The wrestlers who qualify at the World and Continental Championships will not have the right to take part in this third qualification phase, and countries will not have the right to enter other participants in the events in which they already have a qualified wrestler.
    All the other countries of all the continents can compete in this third phase.
    The top four male wrestlers in each event in this tournament will qualify for the Olympic Games in 2008, that is 7 events x 4 wrestlers = 28 wrestlers in Freestyle.

    Armenia not qualified

  5. #59

    Default Re: Martigny, Olympic Qualifier

    IS that true that the top four(1,2, and 2x 3rd place) qualify?

    I always thought it was the champion, then the next guy down until they found a country that hadn't qualified yet.

  6. #60

    Default Re: Martigny, Olympic Qualifier

    Quote Originally Posted by architeuthis View Post
    IS that true that the top four(1,2, and 2x 3rd place) qualify?

    I always thought it was the champion, then the next guy down until they found a country that hadn't qualified yet.
    Yes its true. Countries/wrestlers who have wrestlers already qualified at the weight can't even enter the tournament.

    It may have been different in the past.

  7. #61

    Default Re: Martigny, Olympic Qualifier

    I feel better about our chances to qualify now. When are the Greco Qualifiers?

  8. #62

    Default Re: Martigny, Olympic Qualifier

    Quote Originally Posted by architeuthis View Post
    IS that true that the top four(1,2, and 2x 3rd place) qualify?

    I always thought it was the champion, then the next guy down until they found a country that hadn't qualified yet.
    This was only true of the Continental qualifiers, where only one per weight qualify. The qualifier in SUI took top 4. Countries who were already qualified were not allowed to enter the tournament.

    I believe the next qualifier is in Poland.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •