2022 Senior World Championships

World Championships Match Notes - Day 9

World Championships Match Notes - Day 9

Kyle Snyder wins gold and Yianni Diakomihalis wins silver on the final day of the World Championships.

Sep 18, 2022 by Kyle Klingman
World Championships Match Notes - Day 9

It's the final day of the UWW Senior World Championships. Yianni Diakomihalis (65 kg) and Kyle Snyder (97 kg) wrestle for bronze while Seth Gross (61 kg) competes for bronze. The action begins at noon Eastern.

BRONZE MEDAL MATCH (61 kg): Arsen Harutyunyan (ARM) tech. Seth Gross (USA), 12-0 

First period: Harutyunyan goes up 1-0 on a step-out early then goes up 3-0 off an ankle pick takedown. Harutyunyan goes up 4-0 off a step-out from a single then gets one more step-out to go up 5-0. Another takedown makes it 7-0 with 30 seconds to go, he takes that lead into the break. 

Second period: A foot trip for Harutyunyan gets a takedown for a 9-0 lead followed by a turn that gives him the victory. The U.S. corner challenges, but it is denied. Gross places fifth at the Worlds.

GOLD MEDAL MATCH (65 kg):Rahman Amouzadkhalili (IRI) over Yianni Diakomihalis (USA), 13-8 

First period: A wild exchange where each wrestler get two and two on exposure but Diakomihalis comes out on top for a 4-2 lead. The U.S. corner challenges. The challenge is won and, despite some confusion, the score is 8-6 in favor of Diakomihalis. Amouzadkhalili scores two out of bounds but Yianni leads 8-8 on criteria into the break. 

Second period: Amouzadkhalili gets one point for a step-out with two minutes to go and now leads, 9-8, and extends that lead to 11-8 a few seconds later with a takedown out of bounds. Another takedown makes it 13-8 with 1:04 to go and that score holds. Diakomihalis wins silver.

GOLD MEDAL MATCH (97 kg): Kyle Snyder (USA) over Batyrbek Tsakulov (SVK), 6-0

First period: Snyder scores two on a high crotch for a 2-0 lead 30 seconds into the match. Snyder picks up another point on an activity clock violation with 30 seconds to go in the period for a 3-0 lead. Snyder takes that lead into the break.

Second period: Snyder gets a step-out in the first nine seconds and goes up 4-0. Another step-out with 2:02 to go makes it 5-0. Snyder gets one more step-out with 58 seconds remaining for a 6-0 lead. Snyder holds that lead and wins 6-0 for his fourth World/Olympic gold medal.