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    Default 2008 Olympic Games preview at 84 kg/185 lbs. in Greco-Roman wrestling

    <table marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" topmargin="0" leftmargin="0" valign="top" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3" border="0" valign="top"> 2008 Olympic Games preview at 84 kg/185 lbs. in Greco-Roman wrestling

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    Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
    08/01/2008
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    <tr> <td colspan="3" border="0" valign="top"> The reigning World champion is also the reigning Olympic champion at this weight class, Alexei Mishin of Russia. Mishin has also added a 2006 World bronze medal and a 2005 World silver medal to his collection, also making him one of the most consistent performers in the world in Greco-Roman wrestling.

    Winning the silver medal at the World Championships in 2007 was veteran Brad Vering of the United States. It was the first World medal for Vering, who competed in the 2004 Olympics and was twice fifth in the World Championships in the past.

    Hassan Tahmasebi of Iran was third at the 2006 and 2007 World Championships. Badri Khasia of Georgia won a World bronze medal in 2007 and was fifth in the 2006 World meet.

    Nazmi Avluca of Turkey won the 2008 European Championships and has been a top challenger for many years. He was a World champion in 1999 and won a World silver medal in 2006 and a World bronze medal in 2005. 2002 World champion Ara Abrahamian of Sweden qualified his nation for the Olympics by placing fifth in the World Championships last year. Abrahamian was second behind Mishine at the 2004 Olympic Games.

    It has been a rough weight class for recent World champions to qualify for Beijing. The 2006 World Champion was Mohammed Abdelfatah of Egypt and the 2005 World champion was Alim Selimav of Belarus. Neither of these countries have qualified to compete in the Olympics this year.

    Jung-Sub Kim of Korea has been close to winning a medal in recent years, placing fifth at the 2005 and 2007 World Championships. The 2008 Asian champion was Shingo Matsumoto of Japan. Yunior Estrada of Cuba was the 2008 Pan American champion.

    Qualified nations at 84 kg/185 lbs. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cuba, France, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States

    RECENT WORLD AND OLYMPIC RESULTS

    2007 World Championship results
    84 kg/185 lbs. - Gold Alexej Mishin (Russia); Silver Brad Vering (United States); Bronze Hassan Tahmasebi (Iran); Bronze Badri Khasaia (Georgia); 5th - Jung-Sub Kim (Korea); 5th Ara Abrahamian (Sweden); 7th - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey); 8th - Zoltan Fodor (Hungary); 9th - Jan Fischer (Germany); 10th - Alim Selimov (Belarus)

    2006 World Championship results
    84 kg/185 lbs. Gold - Mohamed Abdelfatah (Egypt); Silver - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey); Bronze - Alexey Mishine (Russia); Bronze - Saman Tahmasebi (Iran); 5th - Badri Khasia (Georgia); 5th - Kim-Jussi Nurmela (Finland); 7th - Artur Michalkiewicz (Poland); 8th - Ara Abrahamian (Sweden); 9th - Shingo Matsumoto (Japan); 10th - Adomaitis Laimutis (Lithuania)

    2005 World Championships results
    84 kg/185 lbs. - Gold - Alim Selimav (Belarus); Silver - Alexei Mishine (Russia); Bronze - Sandor Bardosi (Hungary); Bronze - Namzi Avluca (Turkey); 5th - Kim Jung-Sub (Korea); 5th - Oleg Daragan (Ukraine); 7th - Artur Michalkiewicz (Poland); 8th - Shingo Matsumoto (Japan); 9th - Ntante Charempasvili (Greece); 10th - Luis Mendez (Cuba)

    2004 Olympic Games results
    84 kg/185 lbs. - Gold Aleksei Michine (Russia); Silver Ara Abrahamian (Sweden); Bronze Viacheslav Makaranka (Belarus); 4th Hamza Yerlikaya (Turkey); 5th Dimitros Avramis (Greece); 6th Oleksandr Daragan (Ukraine); 7th Shingo Matsumoto (Japan); 8th Levon Geghamyan (Armenia); 9th Behrouz Jamshidi (Iran); 10th Attila Batky (Slovakia)

    2003 World Championships results
    84 kg/185 lbs. Gold Gocha Ziziashvilly (Israel) won by ref. dec. over Ara Abrahamian (Sweden), 2-0, ot, 9:00; Bronze Attila Batky (Slovakia) decl Fritz Aanes (Norway), 3-2; 5th - Brad Vering (USA); 6th - Murhban Vakhtangadze (Georgia); 7th - Hamza Yerlikaya (Turkey); 8th - Viachaslav Makaranka (Belarus); 9th - Melonin Noumonvi (France); 10th - Tarvi Thomberg (Estonia)

    2002 World Championships results
    84 kg/185 lbs. - Gold - Ara Abrahamian (Sweden) dec. Aleksandre Menshikov (Russia), 3-1; Bronze - Mohamed Ibrahim Abd El Fattah (Egypt) dec. Levon Geghamyan (Armenia), 5-0; 5th - Brad Vering (United States); 6th - Hamza Yerlikaya (Turkey); 7th - Bojan Mijatov (Yugoslavia); 8th - Cotcha Tsitsiashvili (Israel); 9th - Mukhran Vakhtangadze (Georgia); 10th - Viachaslav Makaranka (Belarus)

    2001 World Championships results
    85 kg/187.25 lbs. - Gold - Mukran Vakrangadze (Georgia) won by ref. dec. over Matt Lindland (United States), 2-1, ot; Bronze - Oleksei Dorogan (Ukraine) dec. Alexandre Menshikov (Russia), 3-2, ot, 6:33; 5th - Sandor Bardosi (Hungary); 6th - Martin Lidberg (Sweden); 7th - Luis Mendez (Cuba); 8th - Evgeniy Erofaylov (Uzbekistan); 9th - Hamza Yerlikaya (Turkey); 10th - Viachaslau Makaranka (Belarus)
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    Default Re: 2008 Olympic Games preview at 84 kg/185 lbs. in Greco-Roman wrestling

    amazing weight class. so much talent!

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    Default Re: 2008 Olympic Games preview at 84 kg/185 lbs. in Greco-Roman wrestling

    Quote Originally Posted by Schlottke View Post
    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0 valign="top" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0"><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top colSpan=3 border="0">2008 Olympic Games preview at 84 kg/185 lbs. in Greco-Roman wrestling


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    Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
    08/01/2008

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    <TR><TD vAlign=top colSpan=3 border="0">The reigning World champion is also the reigning Olympic champion at this weight class, Alexei Mishin of Russia. Mishin has also added a 2006 World bronze medal and a 2005 World silver medal to his collection, also making him one of the most consistent performers in the world in Greco-Roman wrestling.

    Winning the silver medal at the World Championships in 2007 was veteran Brad Vering of the United States. It was the first World medal for Vering, who competed in the 2004 Olympics and was twice fifth in the World Championships in the past.

    Hassan Tahmasebi of Iran was third at the 2006 and 2007 World Championships. Badri Khasia of Georgia won a World bronze medal in 2007 and was fifth in the 2006 World meet.

    Nazmi Avluca of Turkey won the 2008 European Championships and has been a top challenger for many years. He was a World champion in 1999 and won a World silver medal in 2006 and a World bronze medal in 2005. 2002 World champion Ara Abrahamian of Sweden qualified his nation for the Olympics by placing fifth in the World Championships last year. Abrahamian was second behind Mishine at the 2004 Olympic Games.

    It has been a rough weight class for recent World champions to qualify for Beijing. The 2006 World Champion was Mohammed Abdelfatah of Egypt and the 2005 World champion was Alim Selimav of Belarus. Neither of these countries have qualified to compete in the Olympics this year.

    Jung-Sub Kim of Korea has been close to winning a medal in recent years, placing fifth at the 2005 and 2007 World Championships. The 2008 Asian champion was Shingo Matsumoto of Japan. Yunior Estrada of Cuba was the 2008 Pan American champion.

    Qualified nations at 84 kg/185 lbs. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cuba, France, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States

    RECENT WORLD AND OLYMPIC RESULTS

    2007 World Championship results
    84 kg/185 lbs. - Gold Alexej Mishin (Russia); Silver Brad Vering (United States); Bronze Hassan Tahmasebi (Iran); Bronze Badri Khasaia (Georgia); 5th - Jung-Sub Kim (Korea); 5th Ara Abrahamian (Sweden); 7th - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey); 8th - Zoltan Fodor (Hungary); 9th - Jan Fischer (Germany); 10th - Alim Selimov (Belarus)

    2006 World Championship results
    84 kg/185 lbs. Gold - Mohamed Abdelfatah (Egypt); Silver - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey); Bronze - Alexey Mishine (Russia); Bronze - Saman Tahmasebi (Iran); 5th - Badri Khasia (Georgia); 5th - Kim-Jussi Nurmela (Finland); 7th - Artur Michalkiewicz (Poland); 8th - Ara Abrahamian (Sweden); 9th - Shingo Matsumoto (Japan); 10th - Adomaitis Laimutis (Lithuania)

    2005 World Championships results
    84 kg/185 lbs. - Gold - Alim Selimav (Belarus); Silver - Alexei Mishine (Russia); Bronze - Sandor Bardosi (Hungary); Bronze - Namzi Avluca (Turkey); 5th - Kim Jung-Sub (Korea); 5th - Oleg Daragan (Ukraine); 7th - Artur Michalkiewicz (Poland); 8th - Shingo Matsumoto (Japan); 9th - Ntante Charempasvili (Greece); 10th - Luis Mendez (Cuba)

    2004 Olympic Games results
    84 kg/185 lbs. - Gold Aleksei Michine (Russia); Silver Ara Abrahamian (Sweden); Bronze Viacheslav Makaranka (Belarus); 4th Hamza Yerlikaya (Turkey); 5th Dimitros Avramis (Greece); 6th Oleksandr Daragan (Ukraine); 7th Shingo Matsumoto (Japan); 8th Levon Geghamyan (Armenia); 9th Behrouz Jamshidi (Iran); 10th Attila Batky (Slovakia)

    2003 World Championships results
    84 kg/185 lbs. Gold Gocha Ziziashvilly (Israel) won by ref. dec. over Ara Abrahamian (Sweden), 2-0, ot, 9:00; Bronze Attila Batky (Slovakia) decl Fritz Aanes (Norway), 3-2; 5th - Brad Vering (USA); 6th - Murhban Vakhtangadze (Georgia); 7th - Hamza Yerlikaya (Turkey); 8th - Viachaslav Makaranka (Belarus); 9th - Melonin Noumonvi (France); 10th - Tarvi Thomberg (Estonia)

    2002 World Championships results
    84 kg/185 lbs. - Gold - Ara Abrahamian (Sweden) dec. Aleksandre Menshikov (Russia), 3-1; Bronze - Mohamed Ibrahim Abd El Fattah (Egypt) dec. Levon Geghamyan (Armenia), 5-0; 5th - Brad Vering (United States); 6th - Hamza Yerlikaya (Turkey); 7th - Bojan Mijatov (Yugoslavia); 8th - Cotcha Tsitsiashvili (Israel); 9th - Mukhran Vakhtangadze (Georgia); 10th - Viachaslav Makaranka (Belarus)

    2001 World Championships results
    85 kg/187.25 lbs. - Gold - Mukran Vakrangadze (Georgia) won by ref. dec. over Matt Lindland (United States), 2-1, ot; Bronze - Oleksei Dorogan (Ukraine) dec. Alexandre Menshikov (Russia), 3-2, ot, 6:33; 5th - Sandor Bardosi (Hungary); 6th - Martin Lidberg (Sweden); 7th - Luis Mendez (Cuba); 8th - Evgeniy Erofaylov (Uzbekistan); 9th - Hamza Yerlikaya (Turkey); 10th - Viachaslau Makaranka (Belarus)

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    Hassan Tahmasebi is a freestyle wrestler !! World Bronze medalist is Saman !!!

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    brothers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by habibi View Post
    brothers?
    absolutely no
    Hassan is from Golestan and Saman is from Kordestan !

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