Silver Medal for Kyle Dake at Wrestling Worlds; Stunning Upsets for Snyder and Sadulayev

American wrestler Kyle Dake earned a silver medal on the world wrestling championship after shedding to Russian wrestler Zaurbek Sidakov within the 74kg freestyle remaining. This loss ended Dake’s streak of 4 consecutive world titles. Dake, aged 32, had beforehand gained gold on the world championships in 2020 and 2021, following his bronze medal win on the Tokyo Olympics. Moreover, Dake had additionally gained world titles on the 79kg weight class in 2018 and 2019, though this weight class will not be an Olympic weight. Alternatively, Sidakov, aged 27, had gained a gold medal on the Tokyo Olympics and world titles in 2018 and 2019 within the 74kg weight class. Because of a ban on athletes from Russia and Belarus following the conflict in Ukraine, Sidakov was unable to compete eventually yr’s world championship.

In one other occasion, each American wrestler Kyle Snyder and Russian wrestler Abdulrashid Sadulayev suffered losses earlier than reaching the ultimate within the 97kg weight class. Snyder, who gained the Olympic gold medal in 2016 and is the reigning world champion, was defeated 11-0 by Akhmed Tazhudinov of Bahrain within the quarterfinals. In the meantime, Sadulayev, aged 27, sustained an harm throughout his semi-final match in opposition to Tazhudinov, in the end shedding 9-2. This defeat marked Sadulayev’s second-ever loss in a world championship, along with his earlier loss occurring within the 2017 Worlds remaining in opposition to Snyder. Sadulayev had achieved outstanding success within the 86kg and 97kg weight classes, successful Olympic or world titles in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2021.

Akhmed Tazhudinov, who defeated each Snyder and Sadulayev, is a 20-year-old wrestler from Bahrain collaborating in his first senior world championship. Reviews point out that Tazhudinov, like Sadulayev, hails from Dagestan and has been coaching at a middle named after Sadulayev. Moreover, additionally they share a coach, in response to United World Wrestling (UWW). It’s value mentioning that some wrestlers from Russia and Belarus have been permitted to take part within the championship as particular person impartial athletes, following vetting procedures. Nevertheless, others have been deemed ineligible because of their lively assist of the continuing conflict or confirmed membership in army or nationwide safety businesses.

Along with these occasions, American wrestler Zahid Valencia secured a bronze medal in his world championship debut on the 92kg weight class. Since 92kg will not be an Olympic weight, it’s anticipated that Valencia will transfer as much as the 97kg weight class or right down to the 86kg weight class for the upcoming Olympic Trials in April. The world championships will proceed on Tuesday with U.S. Olympian Jacarra Winchester competing within the 55kg remaining. It must be famous that Winchester had beforehand gained a world championship title within the 55kg weight class, which isn’t included within the Olympic program.

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