Wrestling: Sadulaev beats Snyder in clash of titans, Japan claim two golds

7/8/2021 4:25:00 PM

Wrestling: Sadulaev beats Snyder in clash of titans, Japan claim two golds

Wrestling: Sadulaev beats Snyder in clash of titans, Japan claim two golds

CHIBA, Japan : Russian Abdulrashid Sadulaev beat American Kyle Snyder 6-3 in the men's Olympic freestyle heavyweight gold medal bout on Saturday in an absorbing contest between two Rio 2016 champions.Snyder was reigning champion in the category while Sadulaev won the middleweight gold in Rio. The two had

CHIBA, Japan : Russian Abdulrashid Sadulaev beat American Kyle Snyder 6-3 in the men's Olympic freestyle heavyweight gold medal bout on Saturday in an absorbing contest between two Rio 2016 champions.Snyder was reigning champion in the category while Sadulaev won the middleweight gold in Rio. The two had met twice before, winning one each, and the highly-anticipated third bout was dubbed 'Snyderlaev III'.

Sadulaev had yet to concede a point in Tokyo and it was the Russian who methodically went about scoring points in the clash of titans, leading 2-0 at the break. The Russian then scored with two tilts to take a 6-0 lead in the second period.Snyder hit back with a takedown and forced a stepout but Sadulaev held on for his second Olympic gold medal.

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Snyder was reigning champion in the category while Sadulaev won the middleweight gold in Rio. The two had met twice before, winning one each, and the highly-anticipated third bout was dubbed 'Snyderlaev III'. Upgraded but still having issues?. Sadulaev had yet to concede a point in Tokyo and it was the Russian who methodically went about scoring points in the clash of titans, leading 2-0 at the break. Petriashvili's corner challenged the decision on the final takedown in desperation and lost another point in the process, giving the American a 10-8 victory. The Russian then scored with two tilts to take a 6-0 lead in the second period. Snyder hit back with a takedown and forced a stepout but Sadulaev held on for his second Olympic gold medal.

"Unbelievable, I know this feeling because five years (ago) I became Olympic champion," Sadulaev said."I'm speechless, I've never done it before but today was the day."It was more difficult to defend than conquer, so it was much more difficult this time." He added:"İ was afraid of making mistakes because every little error can be very costly at this stage. I fought a safe fight and avoided mistakes.3 (seconds) left." Cuba's Reineris Salas beat Azerbaijan's Sharif Sharifov in a tight bout for the first bronze while Italy's Abraham Conyedo beat Turkey's Suleyman Karadeniz for the second bronze.

'PLAYING GAMES' Japan's Takuto Otoguro edged Azerbaijan's triple world champion Haji Aliyev 5-4 in the freestyle lightweight gold medal bout with a throw in the dying seconds and another point from a failed challenge by Aliyev's corner. Aliyev defended well in the second period but Otoguro pounced with speed for the throw. It was the match of the century. The Japanese comically lost two penalty points trying to run away from the Azerbaijani to run the clock down but held on for victory. "He was playing games, trying to waste time, escaping a lot. He was pushing the limits of wrestling rules at all times," Aliyev said. Iran's 20-year-old Amir Zare, an Under-23 world champion, beat China's Deng Zhiwei for his first senior medal while Turkey's Rio gold medallist Taha Akgul settled for bronze after seeing off Mongolia's Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur 5-0.

"I had an operation on my eye recently and my opponent knew about this. He attacked my eye deliberately and scratched it." Russian Gadzhimurad Rashidov beat Hungary's Iszmail Muszukajev 5-0 for the first bronze while India's Bajrang Punia was in complete control to beat Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov 8-0 for the second.. "I wanted the gold medal. I had a knee injury a month back, so I'm slightly happy that I'm at least going home with a bronze medal," Punia said.

GOLD FOR SUSAKI Japan's Yui Susaki won the women's freestyle flyweight gold medal in emphatic fashion when she beat Sun Yanan 10-0 with a series of turns in the first period, leaving her Chinese opponent in utter shock at the ease with which she won the bout." JAPAN'S THIRD WRESTLING GOLD Mayu Mukaida became Japan's third female wrestler to win a gold medal in Tokyo after she edged China's Pang Qianyu 5-4 in the freestyle bantamweight final. Susaki was the flag bearer at the opening ceremony and the 22-year-old wiped away tears of joy while holding up Japan's flag after an unlikely victory by technical superiority. Azerbaijan's Mariya Stadnik and American Sarah Hildebrandt claimed the bronze medals. (Reporting by Ece Toksabay in Chiba, Writing by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis) Source: Reuters . Belarusian Vanesa Kaladzinskaya won the bronze after pinning American Jacarra Winchester while Mongolia's Bat-Ochiryn Bolortuyaa won the second with a 14-4 victory over Cameroon's Joseph Tiako.