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    Looks like SI has done their research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    I will be rooting for him, but I would still say he is a medal long shot.

    I too have watched Doug wrestle since he was a kid. He has a track record of beating guys that nobody gave him a chance to beat. He may be a long shot in alot of peoples eyes but those of us that have seen what he can do think he is in good position to medal.

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    anything can happen at the olympics, and personally i think that if there is going to be an upset in wrestling, it will be at this weight. 66 is the most unpredictable weight IMO and the US has a great rep for 66 (bubba jenkins, zadick) so you never know.

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    my picks:55- naraambatar (always improving + showed himself vs kudukhov + tough/hungry)60- batirov (has difficult tech/tac. system to beat as long as he does his stuff)66- schwab (i believe he can rattle opps at this weight especially at such anx. times)74- aldatov (something about his style that can disarm saytiev, tigiev will be tough too)84- ketoev (acts and feels like the master, lets just see now)lttr.

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    Is Musulbes competing in Beijing? He took second in the European Championships this year.

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    Yes, he will compete in Beijing. He qualified the weight at the tourney in Switzerland 2 weeks after the european championships.

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    Here is my predictions for this years Gold Medalists

    Greco-Roman

    55kg Hamid Sourian (Iran)
    60kg Ji Hyun Jung (Korea)
    66kg Tamas Loerincz (Hungary)
    74kg Mark Madsen (Denmark)
    84kg Alexej Mishin (Russia)
    96kg Ghasem Rezaei (Iran)
    120kg Youri Patrikeev (Armenia)

    Freestyle

    55kg Besik Kudukhov (Russia)
    60kg Mavlet Batirov (Russia)
    66kg Geandry Garzon (Cuba)
    74kg Bouvaisa Saitiev (Russia)
    84kg Georgi Ketoev (Russia)
    96kg Shirvani Muradov (Russia)
    120kg Artur Taimazov (Uzbekistan)

    Women's

    48kg Chiharu Icho (Japan)
    55kg Saori Yoshida (Japan)
    63kg Kaori Icho (Japan)
    72kg Stanka Zlateva Hristova (Bulgaria)

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    Alright here it is, subject to change once I see brackets:

    55 Kudukhov
    60 Quintana
    66 Garzon
    74 Saitiev
    84 Ketoev
    96 Muradov
    120 Mussulbes

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    Quote Originally Posted by quick_single View Post
    Alright here it is, subject to change once I see brackets:

    55 Kudukhov
    60 Quintana
    66 Garzon
    74 Saitiev
    84 Ketoev
    96 Muradov
    120 Mussulbes
    I agree with all except I pick Stadnik to win 66kg and Taghavi placing 2nd

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