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PostThe Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Wed May 02, 2012 2:16 am

So here's where we can post about the upcoming Olympic Wrestling, which I'm sure you'll agree is totally, 100% unscripted and real and gooseberry fool. Now this news is a bit old but I've just read it and I'm gutted:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/17695309
Granted, Kurt Angle was a bit old and had been dealing with a recurring neck injury for a number of years, but I was really hoping that the FORMER OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST would return to show a new generation how it's done.

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http://www.london2012.com/wrestling/index.html
Here's the schedule for events. Anyone going? :D

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Wed May 02, 2012 2:20 am

Would have been great to see Kurt wrestle at the Olympics as I missed it first time around. Awesome that he competed and won with such a neck injury. :wub:

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Slimgrady » Wed May 02, 2012 2:21 am

Neck injury?It was a broken freakin' neck!!!

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Wed May 02, 2012 2:22 am

Still an injury. :shifty:

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Wed May 02, 2012 2:24 am

I'm gutted, it looks like Justin Ruiz might not make the Olympics!

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/54012404-77/london-ruiz-tournament-chance.html.csp

Wrestler Justin Ruiz of Orem lost his only match Sunday at a qualifying tournament for the 2012 London Olympics, leaving him with just one more chance to keep his dream alive.

The former state champion at Taylorsville High School lost to Chan-Gun An of Korea — the bronze medalist at the Asian Championships last year — 1-0, 0-1 and 0-1 in the first round of the tournament in Taiyuan, China.

"Justin did not wrestle with much spark," national team coach Steve Fraser said. "He was a bit slow on his feet. He had trouble getting his hands locked. But finally, Justin turned him both times, but one second late."

Twice the runner-up in the U.S. Olympic Trials for Greco-Roman wrestling, Ruiz needed to finish in the top three of the tournament to both earn the Americans a place in his 211.5-pound weight division in London and earn himself a special "wrestle-off" against recently crowned U.S. trials champion RC Johnson for the right to compete in London.

Still, Ruiz has one last chance. He must finish in the top two of one last qualifying tournament next weekend in Helsinki. If he does, he will compete against Johnson in a single winner-goes-to-London match at a date and time that will be determined later, if necessary.

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Slimgrady » Wed May 02, 2012 2:24 am

Getting shot in the face is an injury too.

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Mafro » Wed May 02, 2012 2:25 am

What are you lot on tonight? :lol: :fp:

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Wed May 02, 2012 2:27 am

Lucien wrote:I am looking forward to the 96kg Greco-Roman contest, as I'm sure we all are. :D


The women's 63kg freestyle is what I'm really hoping will be excellent. Kaori Icho is the current World Champion, can she make her mark on the biggest stage of them all, Wrestlemania the Olympics?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_World_Wrestling_Championships_%E2%80%93_Women's_freestyle_63_kg

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Wed May 02, 2012 2:30 am

It's probably worth mentioning that Ichi has won almost every major event she's entered, including two Olympic games, in Athens and Beijing. Do we think she'll get her mat trick in London?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaori_Icho

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Slartibartfast » Wed May 02, 2012 7:15 am

We going to have an Olympic folder?

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Cattanomics » Wed May 02, 2012 3:41 pm

I think we should have vote, but only those who contribute to this thread should be allowed to vote.

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Dante » Wed May 02, 2012 7:54 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Do we think she'll get her mat trick in London?


:slol:

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Zellery » Wed May 02, 2012 8:01 pm

How many points do you get for a piledriver?

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Gemini73 » Wed May 02, 2012 8:02 pm

Is Olympic Wrestling gay like regular wrestling?

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Dante » Wed May 02, 2012 8:04 pm

Magius wrote:Is Olympic Wrestling gay like regular wrestling?


Even gayer, you'd love it

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Gemini73 » Wed May 02, 2012 8:05 pm

Dante wrote:
Magius wrote:Is Olympic Wrestling gay like regular wrestling?


Even gayer, you'd love it


Where do I sign up?

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by Dante » Wed May 02, 2012 8:05 pm

Magius wrote:
Dante wrote:
Magius wrote:Is Olympic Wrestling gay like regular wrestling?


Even gayer, you'd love it


Where do I sign up?


Try the internet, I hear it's great for that sort of thing

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PostRe: The Olympic Wrestling Thread
by NBK » Wed May 02, 2012 10:38 pm

I actually had tickets to this and the weightlifting events but had to end up selling our tickets.

I was quite looking forward to it :(

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