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    Default Heidari retired from Wrestling

    Today Alireza Heidari kissed the mat and farewelled wrestling.
    He was in tears.
    The big surprise came after the first game during which he beat his opponent (daliri) 4-0
    Daliri had already beaten 2007 silver medalist Sayeed Ebrahimi.

    I just cannot understand why ?
    Why say goodbye now when he is in top form?
    I hope they change his mind. He can retire after the Olympics.
    Last edited by F14-Fan; 06-05-2008 at 05:41 PM.

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    that really makes no sense, why would he even make a come back in the first place if he is not gonna try to go to the olympics

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    One possible scenario/reason:

    1- He displayed great form proving he can do well at the Olympics.
    2- He didnt have to wrestle all the way which could possibly worsen his arm injury.
    3- The wrestling fans/coaches would ask him to make himself available for the olympics.
    4- Then after accepting the comeback request of the fans/coaches, there wont be any criticism of him wanting to make the olympics at the expens of younger ones.



    This is just a possibility and I could be wrong of-course.
    I personally wanted to see him at the olympics.
    Last edited by F14-Fan; 06-05-2008 at 06:10 PM.

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    Default Re: Heidari retired from Wrestling

    Another scenario is that Obama might have picked him as his running mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F14-Fan View Post
    One possible scenario/reason:

    1- He displayed great form proving he can do well at the Olympics.
    2- He didnt have to wrestle all the way which could possibly worsen his arm injury.
    3- The wrestling fans/coaches would ask him to make himself available for the olympics.
    4- Then after accepting the comeback request of the fans/coaches, there wont be any criticism of him wanting to make the olympics at the expens of younger ones.



    This is just a possibility and I could be wrong of-course.
    I personally wanted to see him at the olympics.
    It looks like there was some credit to this speculation.
    Iran's media is rampant with comments by the officials to invite Heidari to the national team for the Olympics.

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    In the pictures from the Russian nationals, I saw Sagid Murtasaliev (who can destroy Gatsalov, Muradov...) and some wrestling functionaries around him. I wonder did they use the occasion to ask him to return. A rematch of the 1999 worlds final Alireza v. Sagid is a clash I have always wanted to see.



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    are those pictures recent. Last that i heard was he got stabbed in a fight?

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    akzent, I usually respect your opinion but I feel a deep favoritism in your comment on Murazaliev destroying Gatsalov and Muradov. Make no mistake, I do think Murtazaliev is one of the greats but those two guys are not walk in the park either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yak View Post
    are those pictures recent.
    Yes, from the Russian nationals last week.
    Last that i heard was he got stabbed in a fight?
    6 years ago; not to death as many newspapers reported.

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