December 2, 2022


The wrestling championships on the Tokyo Olympics 2020 are one of the vital hyped sports activities this 12 months. With some legendary names clashing with some recent expertise, we’ll witness some thrilling encounters. Maybe nothing will get extra thrilling when a wrestler pulls out a WWE-like manouevre to land a takedown.

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Iranian wrestler channels his inside Rey Mysterio on the Tokyo Olympics 2020

CHIBA, JAPAN – AUGUST 02: Iran’s Mohammadali Geraei (blue) and Cuba’s Yosvanys Pena Flores compete of their males’s Greco-Roman 77kg wrestling early spherical match throughout the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games on the Makuhari Messe on August 02, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Picture by Ali Atmaca/Anadolu Company through Getty Pictures)

Iranian wrestler Mohammad Ali Geraei got here to Tokyo to make sure WWE indicators him rapidly. Properly, probably not, the grappler actually acquired the corporate’s consideration with a set of sensible takedowns. We frequently see the affect of amatuer wrestling in professional wrestling, however the reverse not often happens.

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Geraei, throughout his opening spherical bout in opposition to Cuba’s Yosvanys Peña Flores, executed an exquisite takedown. Nonetheless, it didn’t impress Flores in any respect because it didn’t signify a wrestling transfer, however resembled a sunset-flip powerbomb that Rey Mysterio would execute. After the transfer Flores regarded surprised at what simply transpired.

He pulled off an equally gorgeous transfer within the quarterfinal match in opposition to Croatia’s Bozo Starcevic. The Croatian was no match for the Iranian, who took him down with an beautiful float over. The transfer gained Geraei two factors and the match, whereas the Croatian regarded on the referee in utter shock.

A set of lovely takedowns certainly grabbed the eye of many professional wrestling followers. Nonetheless, AEW’s Brian Pillman Jr retweeted it and was additionally fairly shocked by what he witnesses. For sure, both AEW or WWE should signal Mohammad Ali Geraei and strap a rocket to his again.

Who grappled for gold on the wrestling championships in Tokyo?

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Earlier than digging deeper, it’s honest to say that the US males’s wrestling groups have been disappointing. Touted because the favorites to come back away with the medals, they’re being outperformed by their feminine counterparts who’ve two medals to their identify. In the meantime, Cuba has been wonderful and has two gold medals to their identify.

Luis Alberto Orta Sanchez knocked off US’ Ildar Hafizov within the opening spherical and made all of it the best way to the ultimate. Within the ultimate he knocked off Kenichiro Fumita to win gold. His compatriot, bonafide wrestling legend Mijain Lopez picked up his fourth consecutive Olympic medal by knocking off Georgia’s Iakobi Kajaia within the Greco-Roman 130kg ultimate.

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At the moment, the finals of the lads’s Greco-Roman 97 and 77kg finals befell. Mohammad Ali Geraei misplaced in his bronze medal match, however the gold medal went to Tamas Lorincz of Hungary. Within the 97kg, Musa Evloev prevailed and gained gold.

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