TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Four of five matches of the 2022 Freestyle World Cup are among match-ups to watch, UWW.com reported.
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The World Cup in Coralville will offer spectacular match-ups with a few being repeats from the Belgrade World Championships while others being first timers.
There will be no dearth of action for the fans who will assemble at the Xtreme Arena for the tournament on December 10 and 11.
The freestyle competition will see stars from hosts the US, Iran, Japan, Mongolia, Georgia and the All-Star team in action with plenty to look forward to.
The six teams are divided into two groups with the US paired alongside Japan and Mongolia while Iran is pooled with Georgia and the All-World Team.
Here are the top four potential match-ups.
65kg – Rahman Amouzad (IRI) vs John Diakomihalis (the US)
The 65kg final in Belgrade saw two of the most exciting young talents right now in the world. Amouzad and Diakomihalis put on a show in a 21-point gold-medal bout in Belgrade.
The 65kg final in Belgrade saw two of the most exciting young talents right now in the world.
70kg – Amirmohammad Yazdani (IRI) vs Ernazar Akmataliev (UWW)
Another match that promises to be a thriller.
The two bring high-quality wrestling to the mat with Akmataliev depending on big throws while Yazdani counters most attacks of his opponents. If the two meet at the World Cup, it is sure going to be another humdinger.
86kg – Alireza Karimi (IRI) vs Azamat Dauletbekov (UWW)
Three-time world medalist Karimi will be on the Iran team in the absence of superstar Hassan Yazdani.
Karimi has been playing second fiddle to Yazdani for a long time and this trip can help him gain experience if he wants to beat Yazdani in Iran. A match-up against Azamat Dauletbekov (UWW) will be a perfect start.
97kg – Kamran Ghasempour (IRI) vs Kyle Snyder (the US)
It’s a bout that no one asked for, but every wrestling fan needed. World and Olympic champion Snyder can potentially wrestle two-time world champion Ghasempour.
Snyder is a regular at 97kg while Ghasempour is jumping up from 92kg for the World Cup. Ghasempour won his second world title in Belgrade after a scintillating final against J’Den Cox (the US).