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Zeke Jones v. Metin Topaktas, 1995 World Championships
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1991 World Champion & 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist Zeke Jones takes on Turkey's Metin Topaktas at the 1995 World Championships in Atlanta.
Great match with lots of entertaining action and drama. Now I realize what is lacking with todays rules......it's the drama that comes with sustained action. With the old rules the drama could build over the course of a match with the advantage passing back and forth between the athletes adding to the suspense of who would be victorious. In todays era with the two or three short periods the action is never sustained long enough for those emotions to build in the spectators. The current rules have essentially sucked all the drama out of the sport.
Great match at the 1995 Worlds featuring our current National Team Coach, Zeke Jones and 1995 Euro Silver medalist Metin Topaktas of Turkey.Lots of action in this bout with both wrestlers really going after it. Some good counter wrestling as well.Topaktas scored early and then ran out of gas and Jones came back on him and scored a big throw in the last 10 seconds to win the bout.The match was subsequently protested and rescored, giving the Turk the victory. I watched it a few times and I first gave Jones an 8-7 victory. Then I had the Turk winning. Then it was a tie. It all depends upon who gets points and how many at the 1:38 mark, how many points the Turk gets at the 3:30 mark, and if you give the Turk 2 or 3 for his crotch lift and Zeke 2 or 3 for his last throw.Regardless, alls I know is that protests are horrible. Glad they pretty much did away with them.Enjoy.