Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder is a champion — again.
The Buckeyes star beat Abdulrashid Sadulaev, 6-5, in a showdown at 97 kg. Snyder’s win means Sadulaev lost for the first time in almost 4 years. Sadulaev had been regarded as, pound-for-pound, the best wrestler in the world. He hadn’t lost since November 2013.
But Saturday belonged to Snyder.
Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder wins World Championship
SNYDER WINS. THE USA WINS THE TEAM TITLE. 6-5 over Sadulaev to win the 97 kg gold medal. What a great night for @USAWrestling
— USA Wrestling (@USAWrestling) August 26, 2017
Sadulaev was a gold medal winner himself in 2016, though he won his at 86 kg. But he moved up to 97 kg earlier this year.
Snyder was clearly ready, both at the time of the announcement and on Saturday.
It's a beautiful day, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and Sadulaev is coming up to 97kg
— Kyle Snyder (@Snyder_man45) May 21, 2017
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