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    Who's In and Who Needs Quotas for the 2024 Olympics - Men's Freestyle

    Men’s Freestyle was the first discipline to take the stage at the 2023 World Championships and, in turn, the first one that finished. Now that the final medals have been awarded, we have some sort of a picture as to how the 2024 Olympics will look. In addition to winning medals and titles, the wrestlers in Belgrade were also working towards Olympic qualification. 

    At each Olympic weight, four wrestlers locked up Olympic quotas for their respective countries. Countries are the key word as they are tied to the country, not necessarily the wrestler. In most instances, the wrestler who secured the bid will also go to Paris; however, in highly competitive nations with deep talent pools (like the United States), that isn’t necessarily a given. 

    For each weight class, we have a document with wrestlers who have already qualified and the other ways to qualify. Those tournaments are months away at this point. Below each chart are some of the notables that did not earn a quota this week, divided into continents, as that will be their next avenue to solidify Olympic participation. 

    For now, we have only listed wrestlers/countries that participated in the 2023 World Championships. There may be other contenders that didn’t wrestle in Belgrade that will be a factor down the line (ex: Roman Bravo-Young: Mexico - 57 kg). 

    Wrestlers from Africa haven’t been listed as it doesn’t have the depth, across the board, that other continents feature. 

    Next to each wrestler is a key accomplishment for them, along with their record at the 2023 World Championships. 
     

    57 kg

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    Notables That Didn't Qualify

    Asia

    Gulomjon Abdullaev (Uzbekistan) - 2x World 7th Place; 2-2 @ Worlds

    Aman Sehrawat (India) - 2022 U23 World Champion; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Meirambek Kartbay (Kazakhstan) - 2x World 5th Place; 3-3 @ Worlds

    Almaz Smanbekov (Kyrgyzstan) - 2023 Asian Silver Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Milad Valizadeh (Iran) - 2-1 @ Worlds

    Zanabazar Zandanbud (Mongolia) - 2022 World Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Wanhao Zou (China) - 2022 World 5th Place; 1-1 @ Worlds
     

    Europe

    Suleyman Atli (Turkey) - 2x World Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Vladimir Egorov (North Macedonia) - 2022 European Champion; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Aliabbas Rzazade (Azerbaijan) - 2023 European Champion; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Niklas Stechele (Germany) - 2023 European U23 Champion; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Georgi Vangelov (Bulgaria) - 2022 World 5th Place; 0-1 @ Worlds
     

    Pan-American

    Darian Cruz (Puerto Rico) - 2x Pan-Am Silver Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Zane Richards (USA) - 0-1 @ Worlds


     

    65 kg

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    Notables That Didn't Qualify

    Asia

    Umidjon Jalolov (Uzbekistan) - 2022 U20 World Champ, 1-1 @ Worlds

    Abdulmazhid Kudiev (Tajikistan) - 2023 Asian U23 Champion; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Adil Ospanov (Kazakhstan) - 1-2 @ Worlds

    Takuto Otoguro (Japan) - 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Tulga Tumur Ochir (Mongolia) - 2021 World Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds
     

    Europe

    Haji Aliyev (Azerbaijan) - 3x World Champion; 3-1 @ Worlds

    Erik Arushanian (Ukraine) - 2022 U23 World Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Edemi Bolkvadze (Georgia) - 2023 European Bronze Medalist: 1-1 @ Worlds

    Islam Dudaev (Albania) - 2022 European Bronze Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Mikyay Naim (Bulgaria) - 2023 European Silver Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Maxim Sacultan (Moldova) - 2023 World 5th Place; 4-3 @ Worlds


     

    Pan-American

    Agustin Destribates (Argentina) - 4x Pan-Am Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Austin Gomez (Mexico) - 1-1 @ Worlds

    Nick Lee (USA) - 3-1 @ Worlds

    Lachlan McNeil (Canada) - 0-1 @ Worlds

    Alejandro Valdes Tobier (Cuba) - 2x World Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

     

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    Notables That Didn't Qualify

    Asia

    Bekzod Abdurakhmanov (Uzbekistan) - 2020 Olympic Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Arsalan Budazhapov (Kyrgyzstan) - 2022 World Bronze Medalist; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Yones Emami (Iran) - 2x World Bronze Medalist; 2-2 @ Worlds

    Nurkozha Kaipanov (Kazakhstan) - 2019 World Silver Medalist; 2-2 @ Worlds

    Feng Lu (China) - 2023 Asian U23 Champion; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Naveen Malik (India) - 2022 World 5th Place; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Suldkhuu Olonbayar (Mongolia) - 2023 Asian Bronze Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds
     

    Europe

    Hrayr Alikhanyan (Armenia) - 2x European 5th Place; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Turan Bayramov (Azerbaijan) - 2x World 5th Place; 3-3 @ Worlds

    Frank Chamizo (Italy) - 2x World Champion; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Soner Demirtas (Turkey) - 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Mitch Finesilver (Israel) - 2021 European Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Mahamedkhabib Kadzimahamedau (Belarus) - 2020 Olympic Silver Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Avtandil Kentchadze (Georgia) - 2018 World Silver Medalist; 1-2 @ Worlds

    Murad Kuramagomedov (Hungary) - 2020 European 5th Place; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Taimuraz Salkazanov (Slovakia) - 2x World Silver Medalist; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Ali Umarpashaev (Bulgaria) - 2023 European 5th Place; 0-1 @ Worlds
     

    Pan-American

    Cesar Alvan (Brazil) - 2x Pan-Am Bronze Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Shane Jones (Puerto Rico) - 2023 Pan-Am Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Anthony Montero (Venezuela) - 2020 Pan-Am Bronze Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Adam Thomson (Canada) - 2022 U23 World 8th Place; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Anthony Valencia (Mexico) - 2023 Pan-Am 7th Place; 0-1 @ Worlds
     

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    Notables That Didn't Qualify

    Asia

    Bat Erdene Byambasuren (Mongolia) - 2-1 @ Worlds

    Hayato Ishiguro (Japan) - 2023 Asian Bronze Medalist; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Dovletmyrat Orazgylyjov (Turkmenistan) - 2018 U23 World Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Magomed Shapirov (Bahrain) - 2023 Asian Bronze Medalist; 3-3 @ Worlds

    Lin Zushen (China) - 2023 Asian 5th Place; 2-1 @ Worlds
     

    Europe

    Abubakr Abakarov (Azerbaijan) - 2021 World Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Arslan Bagaev (Russia) - 2019 Cadet World Silver Medalist; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Matt Finesilver (Israel) - 2023 European 5th Place; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Taimuraz Friev (Spain) - 2018 World Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Osman Gocen (Turkey) - 2019 U23 World Bronze Medalist; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Sebastian Jezierzanski (Poland) - 2x European Bronze Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Boris Makoev (Slovakia) - 2x World Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Rakhim Magomedov (France) - 2x U20 World Champion; 3-1 @ Worlds

    Stefan Reichmuth (Switzerland) - 2019 World Bronze Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

     

    Pan-American

    Pedro Ceballos Fuentes (Venezuela) - 2x Pan-Am Silver Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Carlos Izquierdo Mendez (Colombia) - 2x Pan-Am Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Alexander Moore (Canada) - 2023 Pan-Am Silver Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Ethan Ramos (Puerto Rico) - 2022 World 5th Place; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Yureski Torreblanca (Cuba) - 4x Pan-Am Champ, 0-1 @ Worlds

     

    97 kg
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    Notables That Didn't Qualify

    Asia

    Sahil Ahlawat (India) - 2023 Asian U23 Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Mojtaba Goleij (Iran) - 2021 World Bronze Medalist; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Awusayiman Habila (China) - 2023 Asian Silver Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Magomed Ibragimov (Uzbekistan) - 2018 World 5th Place; 1-2 @ Worlds

    Takashi Ishiguro (Japan) - 2021 Asian Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Alisher Yergali (Kazakhstan) - 2022 U23 World Bronze Medalist; 2-1 @ Worlds
     

    Europe

    Vladislav Baitcaev (Hungary) - 2022 World 5th Place; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Zbigniew Baranowski (Poland) - 2019 World Bronze Medalist; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Ahmed Bataev (Bulgaria) - 2022 World 5th Place; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Aliaskandr Hushtyn (Belarus) - 3x European Silver Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Radu Lefter (Moldova) - 2021 U23 World Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Murazi Mchedlidze (Ukraine) - 2017 U23 World Bronze Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Magomedgadji Nurov (North Macedonia) - 2019 World Bronze Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Russia) - 7x World/Olympic champion; 3-1 @ Worlds

    Erik Thiele (Germany) - 2022 European 5th Place; 2-2 @ Worlds
     

    Pan-American

    Maxwell Lacey (Costa Rica) - 2020 Pan-Am Champion; 1-2 @ Worlds


     

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    Notables That Didn't Qualify

    Asia

    Zhiwei Deng (China) - 2x World Medalist; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Aiaal Lazarev (Kyrgyzstan) - 2015 Asian Champion; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Sumit Malik (India) - 2019 Asian Bronze Medalist; 1-1 @ Worlds

    Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur (Mongolia) - 2x World Medalist; 0-1 @ Worlds

     

    Europe

    Robert Baran (Poland) - 2x European Silver Medalist; 2-2 @ Worlds

    Abraham Conyedo Ruano (Italy) - 2020 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 1-1 @ Worlds

    Oleksandr Khotsianivskyi (Ukraine) - 2019 World Medalist; 2-1 @ Worlds

    Dzianis Khramiankou (Belarus) - 2x U23 World Medalist; 1-2 @ Worlds

    Daniel Ligeti (Hungary) - 2023 World 5th Place, 3-3  @ Worlds

    Georgi Meshvildishvili (Azerbaijan) - 2023 European Bronze Medalist, 1-1 @ Worlds
     

    Pan-American

    Jose Diaz Robertti (Venezuela) - 2016 Pan-Am Champ; FFT @ Worlds

    Catriel Muriel (Argentina) - 4x Pan-Am Bronze Medalist; 0-1 at Worlds

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    Anthony Valencia (Mexico) - 2023 Pan-Am 7th Place; 0-1 @ Worlds

    Anthony went 1-1 and was winning 5-2 on the eventual Bronze medalist from Japan prior to realizing he was on the big stage - thus crumbling his constitution and causing him to crash.

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