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    06 Worlds in China were supposed to be a preview of 08 Olympics. That could not have been more wrong for Russia and America. 3 top Russian wrestlers from 06 Worlds, Sajidov, Gatsalov, and Kuramagomedov most likely will not make the Olympic team. The same is true for America. Henson, Zadick brothers, and Pritzlaff will not be on the Olympic team.

    What is even more striking, for both Russia and America, relative newcomers will represent those weights.

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    What Russian is coming at Askren's weight, do they know yet for certain, is it expected to be Saitiev?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlottke View Post
    What Russian is coming at Askren's weight, do they know yet for certain, is it expected to be Saitiev?
    Nothing is final yet. They will monitor his progress for the next month or so. They want to make sure his win at Russian Nationals was not a fluke

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    don't give him much leeway on a couple recent losses, eh?

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    Big, here's a question for you as I think you may be one of the few actual people that may know this. How many countries are like the U.S. and have one tourney to decide who is their representative and how many countries decide their representative based on multiple tourneys?
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    Stiffy, actually for most countries its neither. Most countries have certain wrestlers that don't even have to try out for Worlds/Olympics.

    In other words, most countries either import wrestlers specifically or use certain wrestlers until another very good wrestler comes along based on international results.

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    That's a good point, Big. Stunning? Not really. But a good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Stiffy View Post
    Big, here's a question for you as I think you may be one of the few actual people that may know this. How many countries are like the U.S. and have one tourney to decide who is their representative and how many countries decide their representative based on multiple tourneys?
    Canada has one tournament.

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    Its a clash of mentalities. Western mentality is to give an opportunity to anyone that wins on that one given date. In many other countries its about who can deliver the best results. So, they sit in a room and talk about who they should send.

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