Adam Coon received a spot on the U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling staff final month, however sadly for him, he will not be competing in Tokyo this summer time.
Coon, a three-time NCAA All-American for Michigan, did not qualify for the 2021 Olympic Video games by the World Olympic Qualifier on Saturday in Sofia, Bulgaria, a last-chance qualification event for this summer time’s Olympics in Tokyo.
The 26-year-old reached the quarterfinals of the greco competitors at 130 kilograms (285 kilos), however fell to Ukraine’s Mykola Kuchmii, 6-3. Solely the finalists certified their nation for the Olympics, that are set to start July 23.
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As such, america will not have a consultant within the 130-kg greco competitors in Tokyo. Staff USA certified 5 of six males’s freestyle weights, all six in ladies’s freestyle and 4 of the six in Greco-Roman.
Coon was tasked with incomes the Olympic bid after successful the U.S. Olympic Staff Trials final month in Texas. The Fowlerville native ended up 1-1 total in Bulgaria. He recorded a 57-second pin over Kyrgyzstan’s Murat Ramonov earlier than shedding to Kuchmii.
Finally, all three of the U.S. wrestlers that competed in Bulgaria did not qualify for the Olympics. Along with Coon, Jesse Porter additionally went 1-1 within the greco competitors at 77 kilos (169), and Jordan Oliver went 3-1 in males’s freestyle at 65 kilos (143).
Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and highschool sports activities for the Des Moines Register. Observe him on Twitter at @codygoodwin.