Did Gia train in Georgia?
Speaking of Mischa... anyone know why he didn't compete in the Olympic trails? Wierd...
Also if anyone has video of the match please link to it.
Just seems odd that he retired right before the Olympics... he was the #1 seed at the trials and was pretty close to knocking off the eventual champion at the World's the year before.
Yes Mischa is very good and has beaten Pineda before, but I feel the real loss with 55kg was Jamie macari, he beat mischa last year without even training an has beaten mischa twice before. I do not know why jamie retired but he had soo much potential, especially since he was only around 25 years of age!
Jamie was a great wrestler. I was told he retired due to injury, he was just getting hurt too much. Won the Canadian sr. Nationals last year and didn't go to Worlds.
http://www.wrestling.ca/news/article.php?id=948 has the details.