Good day once more. Again on my sofa and prepared for extra wrestling. Are you?
You need to be. This is why.
The Olympic wrestling competitors continued Thursday evening and Friday morning (CDT) at Makuhari Messe Corridor in Chiba, Japan. 4 weights in males’s freestyle (65-, 74-, 97-, 125-kg) and two extra in girls’s freestyle (50-, 53-kg) took the mat.
USA had a spectacular Thursday, profitable three medals: David Taylor gained gold at 86-kg; Thomas Gilman and Helen Maroulis each gained bronze, at males’s 57-kg and girls’s 57-kg, respectively. One other, Gable Steveson (125) reached the finals, and two extra, Kyle Dake (74) and Jacarra Winchester (50) are in medal rivalry.
That momentum carried over into Day Six. Steveson and Dake each gained medals with robust performances. Kyle Snyder (97-kg) made the finals, and Sarah Hildebrandt (50-kg) made it to the bronze-medal match. It was one other robust efficiency in what’s turning into a really robust week from USA Wrestling.
I took in all of the motion from my sofa, watching each classes when you in all probability slept. We’ve got right here detailed updates, outcomes, ideas and evaluation — together with how every American wrestler does, what every consequence means, different necessary and fascinating info, and a stay up for Day Seven. It’s also possible to be part of within the reside ongoing Twitter dialog by following me right here.
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Outcomes for USA’s Olympic wrestlers
5 American wrestlers competed between Thursday evening and Friday morning. One gained a gold medal, one other gained bronze, one other reached the ultimate, and a fourth positioned herself for bronze on Saturday.
This is a have a look at what occurred:
Kyle Dake, Males’s Freestyle, 74-kg
- Repechage: 10-0 technical fall over Jeandry Garzon (Cuba)
- Bronze Medal Match: 5-0 win over Frank Chamizo (Italy)
After a decisive loss within the quarterfinal spherical, Dake bounced again with a decisive technical fall win over Garzon, a four-time world medalist. Dake struck shortly with a takedown-to-a-gut-wrench transition that led to an 8-0 lead, then closed the match with a takedown on the sting simply earlier than the tip of the primary interval to advance to the bronze medal match.
There, Dake continued his robust second day with a 5-0 win over Italy’s Frank Chamizo, a two-time world champ and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist. Dake scored a trio of step-out factors and transformed a chest-wrap for 2 factors to win. His victory additionally ensures that every one 5 of USA’s males’s freestyle wrestlers will win medals this week.
Jacarra Winchester, Girls’s Freestyle, 53-kg
- Repechage: 5-0 win over Laura Herin Avila (Cuba)
- Up Subsequent, Bronze Medal Match: pinned by Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Belarus)
Jacarra gave the People two repechage victories on Thursday evening, and can wrestle for a bronze medal on Friday morning. This was a workmanlike win over Herin Avila, a takedown and step-out level within the first, then one other takedown on the finish of the second interval to ice it. She’s stingy defensively.
Sadly, Jacarra could not add to the USA’s medal haul. Kaladzinskaya, a two-time world champion, linked on a headlock within the first interval and pinned Jacarra to win bronze. It was fast and a troublesome ending to what was in any other case a powerful event from Jacarra, who completed fifth.
Sarah Hildebrandt, Girls’s Freestyle, 50-kg
- First Spherical: 11-0 technical fall over Evin Demirhan (Turkey)
- Quarterfinals: 12-2 technical fall over Miglena Selishka (Bulgaria
- Semifinals: 10-7 loss to Solar Yanan (China)
- Up Subsequent, Bronze Medal Match: Oksana Livach (Ukraine) or Yusneylys Guzmán (Cuba)
Sarah stormed into the semifinals with back-to-back technical falls. They adopted principally the identical script, too. In opposition to Demirhan, a 2017 world bronze medalist, Sarah led 3-0 after the primary interval, then linked on a takedown due to a artful ankle-pick out of a scramble, then loaded up a leg lace for an 11-0 win.
Within the quarters, in opposition to Selishka, a 2020 European champ, Sarah trailed 2-0 after giving up a takedown on the sting, then linked on a takedown and loaded up one other lace to attain 12 unanswered factors for an additional technical superiority win.
Sarah seemed like she may cruise into the Olympic ultimate. In opposition to Yanan, a 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and previous world champ, Sarah scored an early takedown that fed right into a leg lace, which grew to become a 7-1 lead after the primary interval. However Yanan chipped away within the second with an publicity, a takedown, a step-out level, then within the ultimate seconds, he hit a lateral drop and threw Sarah to her again for 4 factors and a 10-7 win.
That is a troublesome approach to lose. Hildebrandt drops to Friday morning’s bronze medal match, the place she’ll face the winner of the 50-kg repechage match between Ukraine’s Oksana Livach and Cuba’s Yusneylys Guzmán.
Kyle Snyder, Males’s Freestyle, 97-kg
- First Spherical: 12-2 technical fall over Jordan Steen (Canada)
- Quarterfinals: 6-0 win over Abraham Conyedo Ruano (Italy)
- Semifinals: 5-0 win over Suleyman Karadeniz (Turkey)
- Up Subsequent, Finals: vs. Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Russia)
Snyder, the 2016 Olympic champion, was rock strong in his first three matches in his quest for an additional Olympic gold.
He scored 12 unanswered on Steen, surrendering two on an arm-spin earlier than rattling off five-straight takedowns for a 10-2 lead after the primary interval. He closed the match with fast takedown initially of the second.
In opposition to Conyedo Ruano, a 2018 world bronze medalist, Snyder once more was regular and constant. He scored factors on a step-out and a shot-clock, then two takedowns for a workmanlike 6-0 win to achieve the semifinals. In opposition to Karadeniz, a 2020 European champ, Snyder used 4 separate step-out factors (and one other by way of the shot-clock) for an additional wormanlike win to achieve the finals.
Kyle Snyder, at 25 years outdated, is now a two-time Olympic finalist, which is ridiculous. On Saturday morning, he’ll face the Russian tank, Abdulrashid Sadulaev, for the third time within the final 4 years. Sadulaev is a four-time world champ and likewise gained Olympic gold in 2016.
That is anticipated to be a sensational matchup. You do not need to miss it.
Gable Steveson gained gold in Males’s Freestyle at 125-kg, see the video
- First Spherical: 10-0 technical fall win over over Aiaal Lazarev (Kyrgyzstan)
- Quarterfinals: 8-0 win over Taha Akgul (Turkey)
- Semifinals: 5-0 win over Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur (Mongolia)
- Finals: 10-8 win over Geno Petriashvili (GEO)
At simply 21 years outdated, Gable Steveson is an Olympic champion. And he could have topped David Taylor’s thrilling gold-medal victory from Thursday morning in his 10-8 win over Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili on Friday.
Gable used a first-period takedown, plus factors for step-out and shot-clock, to guide 4-0 after one, however Petriashvili, a three-time world champ, stormed again within the second. A second made it 5-2, Gable, then Petriashvili scored one other for 5-4, and added two intestine wrenches for an 8-5 lead.
In response, Gable scored two takedowns after a restart with 13 seconds left — a go-behind at 10 seconds, then one other with two-tenths of a second left on the clock to make it 9-8. It grow to be 10-8 after Georgia challenged the decision and failed.
Unbelievable. Gable finishes the week 4-0 and outscored his opponents 33-8, and 49 years after Dan Gable gained gold in Munich, Gable Dan does the identical in Tokyo (sure, his full title is Gable Dan Steveson), giving america its third Olympic wrestling champion this week. Excellent.
This is video of Gable Steveson‘s ultimate two takedowns:
Extra notable outcomes and updates from Olympic wrestling in Tokyo
Right here have been some notable and fascinating non-American outcomes from Day Six of the Olympic wrestling competitors in Tokyo.
Former Clarion wrestler Bekzod rallies for bronze medal at 74-kilograms
Representing Uzbekistan, Bekzod Abdurakhmonov, a 2012 NCAA All-American for Clarion, additionally gained bronze at 74-kilograms.
Bekzod defeated Puerto Rico’s Franklin Gomez, a 2009 NCAA champ for Michigan State, within the first spherical, 10-0, then fell to Russia’s Zaurbek Sidakov, 13-6, within the quarterfinals. However Sidakov made the ultimate, which allowed Bekzod a shot at bronze.
He delivered with back-to-back technical fall victories, first 10-0 over Gineau-Bissau’s Augusto Midana, then 13-2 over Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Kaisanov, a 2019 world bronze medalist.
This was a pleasant redemption story for Bekzod, who reached the bronze medal match on the 2016 Olympics, however misplaced. He obtained again once more this 12 months, and gained.
Russia’s Sidakov defeats Belarus’ Kadzimahamedau for 74-kilogram gold
Sidakov, in the meantime, accomplished his gold-medal run at 74-kilos in dominating style, defeating Belarus’ star Mahamedkhabib Kadzimahamedau, 7-0, within the gold-medal match on Friday morning.
Sidakov turned a 1-0 first-period lead into his third-straight world and Olympic title with a dominating second interval. He gained all 4 matches this week, over Midana, Bekzov, Kaisanov and Kadzi, by a mixed 43-8. He was spectacular.
Sidakov was certainly one of three two-time world champions within the 74-kilogram area. The others: USA’s Kyle Dake and Italy’s Frank Chamizo — and Kadzi made positive these two ended up within the bronze medal match after beating them 11-0 and 9-7, respectively.
Takuto Otoguro provides to Japan’s wrestling success, makes gold medal ultimate over Russia’s Rashidov
Japan has had a profitable week of wrestling.
In girls’s freestyle, 4 Japan wrestlers made the Olympic finals at their respective weights. Three gained gold: Yukako Kawai (62-kg), Risako Kawai (57-kg), Mayu Mukaida (53-kg), and the fourth, Yui Susaki, will wrestle for gold on Friday. Japan’s different two girls’s freestylers, Sara Dosho (68-kg) and Hiroe Minagawa (76-kg) each took fifth.
In Greco-Roman, Kenichiro Fumita (60-kg) gained silver and Shohei Yabiku (77-kg) gained bronze.
Takuto Otoguro has now added his title to the medal record by reaching the lads’s freestyle ultimate at 65-kg. Otoguro went 3-0 between Thursday evening and Friday morning, beating Mongolia’s Tulga Tumur Ochir, 6-3; Hungary’s Iszmail Muszukajev, 4-1, within the quarters; and Russia’s top-seeded Gadzhimurad Rashidov, 3-2, within the semifinals.
There was no simple path at 65-kg, so Otoguro’s path to the gold-medal match was plagued by credentialed wrestlers. Muszukajev gained bronze on the 2018 world championships. Rashidov gained a world title in 2019 and silver in each 2018 and 2017.
The challenges proceed in Saturday morning’s gold medal match, as a result of …
Haji Aliyev defeats India’s Bajrang in second 65 kilogram semifinals
Azerbaijan’s Haji Aliyev emerged from the opposite aspect of the bracket. Aliyev, a three-time world champion and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, defeated India’s Bajrang Punia, 12-5, within the second semifinal.
Aliyev stormed to the finals unseeded, knocking off Senegal’s Adama Diatta, 4-0; Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov, 9-1; then Punia. Diatta is an 8-time African champion, whereas Niyazbekov is a two-time world medalist and Punia is a three-time world medalist.
The Aliyev-Otoguro ultimate shall be super. You will not need to miss that one, both.
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Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and highschool sports activities for the Des Moines Register. Observe him on Twitter at @codygoodwin.