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2022 Senior World Championships Day Three Men's Freestyle Preview (61,65,97kg)

From left, Seth Gross, Yianni Diakomihalis, and Kyle Snyder (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)


61 KG

Title Contenders


#3 Rei Higuchi (JPN) - 2016 Ziolkowski champ, 2016 Olympic runner-up 2016 Macedonian Pearl champion, 2016 57 KG Astana OG Qualifier champion, 2017 61 KG Asian Championships bronze, 2017 61 KG Yarygin bronze medalist, 2018 Meiji Cup runner-up (65), 2018 65 KG U-23 world champ, 2019 57 KG All-Japan championships gold medalist, 2020 57 KG All-Japan championships bronze medalist, 2022 61 KG Asian champion.

Key Wins: #8 Islam Dudaev (2018 U-23 quarters), #10 (65) Tulga Tumur Ochir (2018 U-23 world's qualification round), Qualifier), Hassan Rahimi (2016 Olympics), Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez(2016 Olympics), Kyong Il Yang(2016 Olympics). Bekhan Gogyereev(2017 Yarygin), Takuto Otoguro (2019 65 KG Meiji Cup), Yuki Takahashi (2019 57 KG All-Japan championships), #15 Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov (2022 61 KG Asian championships)

Key Losses: #6 (65) Gadzhimurad Rashidov(2015 Junior worlds, 2017 Yarygin), Fumitaka Morishita(2015 Mongolia Open), Damdinbazaar Tsgotbataar (2015 President Cup of Buryatia), Hak Song Kim (2017 61 KG Asian Championships) Vladimir Khinchegashvili (2016 57 KG Olympics), Rinya Nakamura (2017 World Team Trials wrestle off), Takuto Otoguro (2017 Emperor's Cup, 2018 Meiji Cup finals), Tulga Tumur Ochir (2018 Korkin quarters), Daulet Niyazbekov (2018 Korkin repechage), Yuto Takeshita (2020 57 KG All-Japan championships), Yuki Takahashi (2021 57 KG Olympic team wrestle-off)

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