Jordan BurroughsIn the Olympic wrestling competition, the American wrestling competition has a ten-year winning streak.
Kyle Dake In the best three-person finals series, they defeated the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion 3-0, 3-2, thus winning the 74 kg freestyle championship in Tokyo, USA.
Burroughs failed to participate in the Olympics, previously enabling all nine Olympic or World Championship champion teams to date back to the beginning of his senior career in 2011.
32-year-old Burroughs said on NBCSN: “It’s all over for me.” He said before the trial that he plans to continue wrestling after 2021
“It’s not over for me.”
A total of 15 wrestlers participated in the Olympic Games held in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday. The subjects of the competition included men and women freestyle and Greco-Romans. In May, the other three can win their seats in the global qualifying tournament.
All other Olympic champions and world champions have won the finals, including the Rio gold medalist Helen Maroulis with Kyle Snyder,Plus Adeline Gray, An American record holder with 5 world championships.
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Duck won the world championship twice, weighing 79 kilograms (not the weight of the Olympic Games), and became the first American to eliminate Burroughs in the competition. He defeated the legend with a 1-7 record.
Their first game looked very different. Dake gave Burroughs a vacation for the first time in more than 200 high-level games, and he lost directly to an American for the first time. Burroughs’ previous four failures against his compatriots, including one against Dake in 2017, were all through a tiebreaker.
Dake scored in the first 10 seconds of the second game, pushing him up and beyond the penalty area. Burroughs tried his trademark double-leg knockdown at the end of the first period, but failed to score. Dake scored another 2 points in the first 35 seconds of the second period and kept it on.
Finally, Dake arm held Burroughs on his knees, patted Burroughs’ chest, and spoke in his ear.
“I just thank him, tell him I thank him,” Duck said. “He pushed me to a level I didn’t know I had.”
The 30-year-old Dake became his first Olympic team eight years after completing an unprecedented career at Cornell University. He is the only person to win NCAA championships in four different weight classes.
Since then, he lost to Burroughs in the finals of the World Championship trials in 2013, 2015 and 2017. In 2016, he emerged from the 74 kg division of Burroughs to the 86 kg division, partly because Burroughs reached the finals.
Dake lost to the final bronze medalist in the 86 kg final of the 2016 Olympic trials J’den CoxDropped to 79 kg and won the last two world championships (while Burroughs won the bronze medal of 74 kg in the last two worlds). Subsequently, Dake fell and challenged Burroughs in the Olympic trials.
In the 18 finals on Saturday, all competitions except for 2 were drawn.
In the finale of the night, Maroulis nailed Jenna Burkert In the 57kg series of rubber races, the race was completed in just 22 seconds. In the end, both athletes cried.
After becoming the first American woman to win an Olympic wrestling championship in 2016, Maroulis retired briefly in 2019. In two years, she suffered a concussion and post-traumatic stress disorder.
She said: “In this game, it is difficult for me to separate my emotions.” “This is what I strive for.”
Maroulis later revealed that she tore up the MCL two and a half weeks ago.
Burckett participated in the competition a week after his mother died of open-heart surgery. After the loss, she said on the mat: “I’m sorry, mom.”
“Heartbreak is coming again,” Burckett said later. “I know my mother doesn’t care about victory and defeat, but I just want to pay tribute to her with victory.
“I am sorry for my loss. I am sorry for my mother’s heartache.”
Maroulis is one of five women with six women’s Olympic teams, and she holds a world championship medal. No one is younger than Gray, who is already 17 years old. Kylie Welker In the two games of the 76 kg class, less than two minutes were taken in the six games allocated.
After being shocked to miss the Rio Olympic medal, Gray participated in the second Olympic Games. She was unhappy in the 2016 quarter-finals and won the championship for two consecutive years.
She said: “It is frustrating not to go there to get the gold medal and walk away.” “I really feel like I am the most dominant and best person in the heavyweight class.”
Gray revealed six months after the Olympics that she wrestled in Brazil and suffered a shoulder injury. She had surgery on the shoulder in January 2017 and repaired the torn meniscus on her knee. There was a gap of 11 months between the two games. She missed the world champion of the year and was married to a captain of the United States Army. . Damaris Sanders.
According to freestylewrestling.org data, Gray is not sure whether he will return, but he won a 44-1 record in the competitions he participated in between 2018 and 2020.
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Snyder became the youngest American wrestling champion ever in Rio at the age of 20, making the job of a former Ohio State teammate easy Colin Moore Make the car weigh 97 kg. Enter this week. A showdown is expected between Snyder and the two 92 kg world champions. J’den Cox, But Cox missed the weight before the round early Friday.
Snyder may play another epic in Tokyo with his main international rival, the Russians Abdulrashid Sadulayev (Abdulrashid Sadulayev), Can be said to be the best pound-to-pound wrestler in the world.
The other highest medal prospects in the United States are made by Tamyra MensahHe also won the 2016 Olympic trials, but failed in three subsequent attempts, allowing the United States to obtain quotas in Rio de Janeiro’s international competitions. Mensah-Stock regained the gold medalist of Rio Tinto in Japan and won the 2019 world championship with a weight of 68 kg.
She said: “It’s been a long time.” “I want to come back and prove to myself and everyone that I can become an Olympic athlete.”
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