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Abdulrashid Sadulaev, nicknamed the Russian Tank, is a Russian freestyle wrestler from Dagestan. A seven-time World/Olympic champion, he is widely considered the best pound-for-pound wrestler in the world. Sadulaev won his first two World titles and the 2016 Olympics at 86 kg. He then moved up to 97 kg where he has won three more World titles and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

  1. Russia Could Miss Remainder Of International Wrestling Season

    Russia Could Miss Remainder Of International Wrestling Season

    Feb 28, 2022

    A major development for international wrestling could be coming in the wake of the recent attacks by Russia on Ukraine. The International Olympic Committee has stated that in order to protect the integrity of global sports competitions and for the safety of all the participants, they are recommending that International Sports Federations and sports event organizers not invite or allow the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials to international competitions.
  2. 97 kg Final 1-2 - Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Russian Wrestling Federation vs Kyle Snyder, United States
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    97 kg Final 1-2 - Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Russian Wrestling Federation vs Kyle Snyder, United States

    Oct 5, 2021

    Abdulrashid Sadulaev and Kyle Snyder met for the fourth time in their careers and the third time with the team race on the line.

  3. 97 kg 1/2 Final - Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Russian Wrestling Federation vs Mahamed Zakariiev, Ukraine
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    97 kg 1/2 Final - Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Russian Wrestling Federation vs Mahamed Zakariiev, Ukraine

    Oct 4, 2021

    97 kg 1/2 Final - Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Russian Wrestling Federation vs Mahamed Zakariiev, Ukraine

  4. 97 kg 1/4 Final - Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Russian Wrestling Federation vs Aliaksander Hushtyn, Belarus
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    97 kg 1/4 Final - Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Russian Wrestling Federation vs Aliaksander Hushtyn, Belarus

    Oct 4, 2021

    97 kg 1/4 Final - Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Russian Wrestling Federation vs Aliaksander Hushtyn, Belarus

  5. 97 kg 1/8 Final - Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Russian Wrestling Federation vs Takashi Ishiguro, Japan
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    97 kg 1/8 Final - Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Russian Wrestling Federation vs Takashi Ishiguro, Japan

    Oct 4, 2021

    97 kg 1/8 Final - Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Russian Wrestling Federation vs Takashi Ishiguro, Japan

  6. Snyder vs Sadulaev Is The Greatest Wrestling Rivalry Of All Time

    Snyder vs Sadulaev Is The Greatest Wrestling Rivalry Of All Time

    Sep 27, 2021

    Barry Davis - Sergei Beloglazov, Bruce Baumgartner - David Gobejishvili, Cael Sanderson - Yoel Romero, John Smith - Stepan Sarkissian, Jim Scherr - Makharbek Khadartsev, Lincoln McIlravy - Daniel Igali. The list of historic wrestling rivalries is a long one. Right at the top, however? Kyle Snyder - Abdulrashid Sadulaev. I truly believe that we are living in the midst of the time of the greatest wrestling rivalry of all time. Here’s why.
  7. Gable's Next Move & What Snyder Has To Do To Win | FloWrestling Radio Live (Ep. 680)
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    Gable's Next Move & What Snyder Has To Do To Win | FloWrestling Radio Live (Ep. 680)

    Aug 10, 2021

    CP is back from Tokyo to discuss as much Olympic fallout as we can.

  8. 97 kg: Abdulrashid Sadulaev

    97 kg: Abdulrashid Sadulaev

    Aug 5, 2021

    Abdulrashid Sadulaev is a Russian freestyle wrestler from Dagestan. A five-time World/Olympic champion, he is widely considered the best active wrestler in the world. Sadulaev won his first two World titles and the 2016 Olympics at 86 kg before moving up to 97 kg where he has won two more World titles.
  9. 97kg: Will We See Sadulaev vs Snyder Part 3 In Tokyo?
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    97kg: Will We See Sadulaev vs Snyder Part 3 In Tokyo?

    Jul 19, 2021

    Sadulaev and Snyder are the top two dogs at 97kg but there are ten wrestlers in that weight at the Olympics who have medaled at previous Worlds/Olympics.

  10. Tokyo Olympic Wrestling Betting Odds Breakdown

    Tokyo Olympic Wrestling Betting Odds Breakdown

    Jul 17, 2021

    Barstool just put out Olympic betting odds for every wrestling weight class being contested at Tokyo. They are the most comprehensive odds we've seen (if you know of others, please let me know!) which lends itself to careful analysis in our quest to find wagering value.
  11. Cadet Worlds = NCAA Champs And Olympians

    Cadet Worlds = NCAA Champs And Olympians

    Jul 14, 2021

    The 2021 Cadet World Championships will go down in Budapest, Hungary July 19-25. Team USA has sent a team to Cadet Worlds every year since 2011. In this article, we’ll take a look back at Cadet Worlds since 2011 to see USA’s best performances. We’ll also explore how the best countries fared at Cadet Worlds during this time and highlight this year’s Tokyo Olympians performances.
  12. Olympic Death Brackets & The ACC vs The Big Ten | FloWrestling Radio Live (Ep. 670)
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    Olympic Death Brackets & The ACC vs The Big Ten | FloWrestling Radio Live (Ep. 670)

    Jul 13, 2021

    JD, Spey, and Bray talk about the worst-case scenario for Team USA in Tokyo and if the ACC could possibly surpass the Big Ten for best wrestling conference.

  13. Best Country at 97kg - Russia Levels Above USA

    Best Country at 97kg - Russia Levels Above USA

    Jul 12, 2021

    As the Olympic Games approach, we're going through a series of articles looking at what countries are historically the best at each Olympic weight. In this article, we’ll look at 97kg by analyzing the results from the World Championships and Olympic Games since 2000.
  14. How Top International Stars Have Fared At The Cadet World Championships

    How Top International Stars Have Fared At The Cadet World Championships

    Jul 10, 2021

    Russia’s Gadzhimurad Rashidov has put on a few pounds — or kilograms — in the last decade years and he’s piled up a stack of international wrestling medals at 61 kilos.
  15. 97kg Olympic Preview - Will Kyle Snyder Take Out Sadulaev For Olympic Gold?

    97kg Olympic Preview - Will Kyle Snyder Take Out Sadulaev For Olympic Gold?

    Jul 8, 2021

    UPDATE: We now have Kyle Snyder's Olympic bracket. Read our breakdown of his draw, then dive into everything you need to know about the field in this preview.