Sadulaev pins Snyder in stunning end to men’s freestyle at Worlds; Team USA places second as team
October 23, 2018

 



BUDAPEST, Hungary – With the team race determined and every other weight class completed, the wrestling fans of the world got what they wanted.

Olympic and two-time World champion Kyle Snyder of the United States and Olympic and two-time World champion Abdulrashid Sadulaev came out for the finals at 97 kg for the second straight year. The crowd was electric.




Looks like this Sadulaev's coach was right.

WORLD WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Budapest, Hungary

U.S. Group 3 Men’s freestyle results

70 kg/154 lbs. - James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC), dnp/13th
WIN Khadzimurad Gadzhiyev (Azerbaijan), 6-5
LOSS Byambadorj Bat Erdene (Mongolia), 4-2

97 kg/213.75 lbs. - Kyle Snyder, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC), silver medal
WIN Baasanjargal Ulziisaikhan (Mongolia), 8-3
WIN Nathaniel Tuifao Tuamoheloa (American Samoa), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Abraham De Jesus Conyedo Ruano (Italy), 11-2
WIN Pavlo Oliinyk (Hungary), 3-0
LOSS Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Russia), pin 1:11

Men’s Freestyle Medal Match results

70 kg
Gold - Magomedrasul Gazimagomedov (Russia) dec. Adam Batirov (Bahrain), 7-6
Bronze – Franklin Maren Castillo (Cuba) tech. fall Andriy Kvyatkovskyy (Ukraine), 11-1
Bronze - Zurabi Iakovishvili (Georgia) tech. fall Byambaa Bat Erdene (Mongolia), 10-0

97 kg
Gold - Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Russia) pin Kyle Snyder (USA), 1:11
Bronze –Abraham De Jesus Conyedo Ruano (Italy) dec. Pavlo Oliinyk (Hungary), 2-2
Bronze - Elizbar Odikadze (Georgia) pin Magomed Ibragimov (Uzbekistan), 3:52

Top 20 Team Standings
1.Russia, 178
2. United States, 150
3. Georgia, 105
4. Cuba, 67
5. Japan, 67
6. Iran, 65
7. Mongolia, 57
8. Turkey, 53
9. Azerbaijan, 44
10. Belarus, 41
11. India, 38
12. Uzbekistan, 33
13. Kazakhstan, 32
14. Italy, 29
15. Bahrain, 20
15. China, 20
17. Korea, 20
18. Ukraine, 18
19. Spain, 15
20. Hungary, 14

Most Medals by a U.S. World Team in a specific style -7

1979 – San Diego – men’s freestyle - Bobby Weaver (silver, 48 kg), Jimmy Haines (silver, 52 kg), Joe Corso (bronze, 57 kg), Andre Metzger (bronze, 62 kg), Lee Kemp (gold,74 kg), John Peterson (silver, 82 kg), Russ Hellickson (silver, 100 kg)

1986 – Budapest – men’s freestyle - Barry Davis (silver, 57 kg), Joe McFarland (silver, 62 kg), Andre Metzger (silver, 69 kg), Dave Schultz (bronze, 74 kg), Jim Scherr (bronze, 90 kg), Bill Scherr (bronze, 100 kg), Bruce Baumgartner (gold, 130 kg)

2003 – New York – women’s freestyle – Patricia Miranda (silver, 48 kg), Jenny Wong (bronze, 51 kg), Tina George (silver, 55 kg), Sally Roberts (bronze, 59 kg), Sara McMann (silver, 62 kg), Kristie Davis (gold, 67 kg), Toccara Montgomery (silver, 72 kg)

2018 – Budapest – men’s freestyle - Joe Colon (bronze, 61 kg), Jordan Burroughs (bronze, 74 kg), Kyle Dake (gold, 79 kg), David Taylor (gold, 86 kg), J’den Cox (gold, 92 kg), Kyle Snyder (silver, 97 kg), Nick Gwiazdowski (bronze, 125 kg)





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