After sustaining an harm and defaulting out of his semifinal match towards Akhmed Tazhudinov, Abdulrashid Sadulaev traveled to Moscow to bear medical scans on his neck. The United World Wrestling (UWW) reported that Sadulaev is affected by a neck hernia close to the tip of his spinal wire. The medical scans will decide whether or not it’s a tumor or if Sadulaev can return to wrestling with out the necessity for surgical procedure. Because of Sadulaev’s withdrawal, Kyle Snyder will obtain the bronze medal with out having to compete towards him. Snyder had beforehand defeated Magomed Ibragimov within the repechage match and would have confronted Sadulaev within the bronze medal match. This additionally signifies that the USA has certified for the Olympics within the 97 kg weight class.
It’s price noting that Tokyo Olympic champion Abdulrashid Sadulaev, also called “The Russian Tank,” has been a dominant drive within the wrestling world. As a five-time world champion, he was anticipated to wrestle for a bronze medal on the World Championships and safe his qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics as an Particular person Impartial Athlete. Nonetheless, the medical workers determined to not exacerbate his harm and opted for his withdrawal from the competitors. Sadly, he’s not the one Olympic champion to withdraw from the World Championships repechage, as Takuto Otoguro, the 65 kg champion from Japan, additionally pulled out because of a foot harm he has been carrying for the previous yr.