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ChiefIllini1 ChiefIllini1 is offline
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If you want to watch all the matches at the World Cup, they are free and at this UWW link. I found two results to be particularly interesting. The first is from the championship dual between Russia and Iran at 74kg:

Zaurbek SIDAKOV (RUS) df. Reza Alireza AFZALIPAEMAMI (IRI), 6-0.

The second is from round two between the USA and Iran at 74kg:

Isaiah Alexander MARTINEZ (USA) df. Reza Alireza AFZALIPAEMAMI (IRI), 8-2
Then, to add to the intrigue, there's this from Wikipedia about Sidakov at the 2018 World Championships:

2018 World Championships

Sidakov made his first appearance on the world stage when he entered the 2018 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. In Sidakov's opening match, he faced Bulgaria's Miroslav Kirov by 10-0 technical-fall, and then defeated Franklin Gomez to advance to the quarter-finals. In the quarter-final, he beat NCAA champion, Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion Jordan Burroughs 6-5, and Sidakov then beat Olympic Bronze medalist, and two-time European and World champion, Frank Chamizo by 3-2, advancing Sidakov to the final, opposite Georgia's Avtandil Kentchadze, a 2018 U23 European Championships Bronze Medalist - whom Sidakov defeated at the U23 Senior European Championships in the semi-final[10][11]. After a hard-fought match between Sidakov and Kentchadze, Sidakov won by the score of 2*-2, winning by criteria as well as the gold medal, first place on the podium and his first senior world title[12].
What does it all mean? Does it mean that IMAR beat the Iranian by the same margin as the world champion from Russia beat the Iranian? Well, it obviously means that because that's a fact. But, what conclusions can we draw from that fact? I think we can start by saying that if for some reason IMAR falls out of favor as a nickname, we should go with "Alexander the Great"!

One small fist bump to his bench to acknowledge, "My work here is done."

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