#1 Zavur Uguev shines at 57 KG, Tuva Republic places two within the semis in Kyzyl.
#1 Zavur Uguev over Amir Chamyzn 10-0
#5 Nachyn Mongush over #6 Ramiz Gamzatov 11-2
#1 Zavur Uguev was wonderful on day two of Russian Nationals, making his fifth nationwide finals after a 10-0 tech fall win over Tuvan standout Amir Chamzyn. Chamzyn was the discuss of the event at 57 KG, because the relative unknown Tuvan placed on a career-defining efficiency within the quarterfinals to upset 2020 nationwide runner-up #4 Azamat Tuskaev 8-2. On the underside half of the bracket, returning nationwide runner-up #6 Nachyn Mongush was elegant in placing on an 11-2 semifinal clinic towards Yarygin champion #6 Ramiz Gamzatov to make his second consecutive nationwide finals match. Of notice, returning 2021 world rep #18 Abubakar Mutaliev was eradicated from the competitors within the spherical of 32 by 2018 nationwide runner-up Donduk-Ool Khuresh-Ool, who was eradicated within the spherical of 16 by a 12-2 tech fall to Ramazan Abdurakhmanov. I’m very to see how the resurgent Mongush appears as he pushed Uguev to the sting in final 12 months’s finals and if Uguev can proceed to construct upon his dominance from yesterday and earn his fifth nationwide title in definitive style.
2021 world champion Abasgadzhi Magomedov wins third straight nationwide title at 61 KG.
GOLD: #1 Abasgadzhi Magomedov over #7 (57) Akhmed Idrisov 4-2
BRONZE: Cherman Tavitov over Aldar Balzhinimaev 2-0
BRONZE: #5 Bashir Magomedov over Zhargal Damdinov by pin
#1 Abasgadzhi Magomedov was profitable in incomes his third straight nationwide title and it’s but to be seen if he’ll be capable to defend his 2021 world title this 12 months as a result of present sanctions on Russia. Even with that being the case, Magomedov was in prime type all through the competitors and has risen to the highest of the mountain as soon as once more. I used to be impressed to see #7 (57) Akhmed Idrisov make the total transition as much as 61 KG and as he continues to fill out I can see him proceed to enhance upon what he confirmed right here. Different factors of curiosity are Cherman Tavitov profitable his second straight bronze medal at nationals over returning bronze medalist Aldar Balzhinimaev and Junior nationwide champion #5 Bashir Magomedov taking bronze by pin over 2020 bronze medalist Zhargal Damdinov.
In upset-filled 65 KG bracket, Gadzhimurad Omarov and #14 Ibragim Ibragimov breakthrough to make their first nationwide finals.
Gadzhimurad Omarov over #2 Gadzhimurad Rashidov 4-3
#14 Ibragim Ibragimov over Aripgadzhi Abdullaev 3-0
65 KG was a weight outlined by big upsets in each spherical so to grasp how we acquired to the purpose the place an Olympic bronze medalist and a world champion do not make the finals, now we have to run it again from the beginning. The primary main upset was 2022 Ivan Poddubny Event champion #10 Alik Khadartsev beating reigning world champion #6 Zagir Shakhiev 2-0 within the spherical of 16. Then the quarterfinal spherical is the place the upsets began to actually pile on, with Aripgadzhi Abdullaev upsetting Yarygin champion #5 Shamil Mamedov 4-4 on standards and #14 Ibragim Ibragimov tech falling #10 Alik Khadartsev 12-0 and eliminating 2021 world champion #6 Zagir Shakhiev from competitors.
Now we go into the ultimate spherical of upsets with the most important of the event coming from Gadzhimurad Omarov, who upended reigning nationwide champion and Olympic bronze medalist #2 Gadzhimurad Rashidov after overcoming a 3-0 deficit towards the four-time nationwide champion to win 4-3 and enhance on his fifth-place end from final 12 months with a nationwide finals look and the most important win of his profession.
And on the opposite finish #14 Ibragim Ibragimov beats Aripgadzi Abdullaev 3-0 which eliminates #5 Shamil Mamedov from competitors and secures Ibragimov’s first Russian Nationals medal. To place into context how surprising Gadzhimurad Omarov’s upset over #2 Gadzhimurad Rashidov is, Rashidov hadn’t misplaced on the nationwide event in seven years, along with his final loss being on the 2015 61 KG nationwide event to Alexander Bogomoev. The primary 12 months after a quad at all times brings in some loopy outcomes, however there was no method of predicting how this bracket turned out. I’m to see if Russia goes to any additional steps for qualification if they’re allowed to compete at a world-level occasion between the winner of the nationwide event and Rashidov or will they honor the nationwide champion with the highest spot.
#7 Israil Kasumov wins second straight nationwide title at 70 KG over breakthrough star #13 Anzor Zakuev.
GOLD: #7 Israil Kasumov over #13 Anzor Zakuev 6-3
BRONZE: #4 Viktor Rassadin over #5 Ruslan Zhendaev 7-2
BRONZE: #6 Kurban Shiraev over Kezhik Chimba 4-1
On his fifth finals look, #7 Israil Kasumov was profitable in capturing his second-straight nationwide title over #13 Anzor Zakuev. Concluding his event, #13 Anzor Zakuev actually was the breakthrough star even after ending runner-up to Kasumov. Taking fifth on the Poddubny after disappointing losses to #4 Viktor Rassadin and #12 Ruslan Bogatyrev, Zakuev fully turned that round and notched one of the best win of his profession within the quarterfinals over #6 Kurban Shiraev and earned his first Russian Nationals medal after six journeys going again to 2016 with a clutch 9-6 win over returning bronze medalist Abdulla Akhmedov, who teched Zakuev in final 12 months’s bronze medal match. Zakuev is top-flight expertise and I am excited to see what his subsequent transfer is. A small notice is although Kasumov is coming off his second nationwide title and fifth finals look, he has by no means made a world staff and until the sanctions are lifted it appears like that pattern will proceed.
#6 Razambek Zhamalov rebounds towards #5 David Baev to make fourth straight Russian Nationals finals match at 74 KG.
#6 Razambek Zhamalov over #5 David Baev 9-3
#7 Cherman Valiev over Magomed Dibirgadzhiev 7-4
#6 Razambek Zhamalov made his fourth-straight Russian Nationals remaining and made his profession collection 2-3 towards 2019 70 KG world champion #5 David Baev by the use of a 9-3 semifinal win. Zhamalov will face off towards Yarygin champion #7 Cherman Valiev, who made the finals with a 7-4 victory over 2017 70 KG nationwide runner-up Magomed Dibirgadzhiev, who notched an enormous 4-4 upset over #10 Magomedrasul Gazimagomedov within the quarterfinals. Zhamalov is 4-0 in his profession towards Valiev with wins on the 2018 Junior Russian Nationals finals, 2019 Mindiashvili Grand Prix, 2019 Ali Aliyev, and the 2019 Russian Nationals event, so I’d put my cash on Zhamalov incomes his second nationwide title with a fifth victory over Valiev.
#4 Malik Shavaev earns second nationwide title with shut win over 2021 U23 world champion #13 Magomed Magomaev at 79 KG.
GOLD: #4 Malik Shavaev over #13 Magomed Magomaev 6-4
BRONZE: #3 Radik Valiev over Begkhan Misrikhanov 8-0
BRONZE: Nikita Suchkov over Gadzhimurad Alikhmaev 4-2
Capping off his second nationwide title run, #4 Malik Shavaev adopted up his two wins over 2021 world bronze medalist #3 Radik Valiev and 2020 nationwide champion #12 Akhmed Usmanov with a victory over 2021 U23 world champion #13 Magomed Magomaev for gold. Shavaev’s peaking for Russian Nationals was extremely spectacular and I can’t wait to see him once more in motion. 2021 U23 world champion #13 Magomed Magomaev had an important event and I see him having a breakthrough by the top of the quad by the least. Each #3 Radik Valiev and Nikita Suchkov secured their third Russian Nationals bronze medals, with Valiev ending silver in 2016 at 70 and bronze in 2021, and Suchkov taking bronze at 74 KG in 2017 and 2018.
#7 Amanulla Rasulov upsets three-time Russian Nationals finalist #4 Dauren Kurugliev to make first nationwide finals. #3 Artur Naifonov into fourth nationwide remaining.
#3 Artur Naifonov over #13 Arsenali Musalaliev 6-0
#7 Amanulla Rasulov over #4 Dauren Kurugliev 3-2
The story of 86 KG was Yarygin runner-up #7 Amanulla Rasulov’s unimaginable run to the finals. Rasulov handed returning nationwide runner-up #4 Dauren Kurugliev his first loss to a Russian that wasn’t 3x World/Olympic medalist #3 Artur Naifonov since his upset loss to #13 Arsenali Musalaliev at 2017 Russian Nationals. Rasulov’s path to the finals additionally noticed him notch two different ranked wins on his solution to the finals, beating Yarygin bronze medalist #6 Ada Bagomedov and 2021 Umakhanov Event champion #10 Khabil Khashpakov. Whereas Rasulov has wrestled an unimaginable event, it’s but to be seen if he can scale up his success towards somebody the likes of #3 Artur Naifonov who appears higher than ever after a snug 6-0 win towards #13 Arsenali Musalaliev to make his fifth-straight Russian Nationals finals look.
#2 Magomed Kurbanov wins second nationwide title at 92 KG.
GOLD: #2 Magomed Kurbanov over #13 Azamat Zakuev 2-0
BRONZE: #5 Vladislav Valiev over #15 Guram Chertkoev 7-0
BRONZE: #14 Magomed Sharipov over #17 Tamerlan Tapsiev 7-0
#2 Magomed Kurbanov shut out #13 Azamat Zakuev 2-0 in a largely strategic match to win his second consecutive Russian Nationals title. Azamat Zakuev’s enhancements to peak for nationals had been evident as he rebounded from a subpar Yarygin and Poddubny event to beat #5 Vladislav Valiev and #15 Guram Chertkoev and stake his declare because the second-best man in Russia. Kurbanov has this weight locked down for the foreseeable future this quad and I might like to see him get one other shot at world gold.
Aslanbek Sotiev and #10 Shamil Musaev rematch set for 97 KG nationwide finals.
Aslanbek Sotiev over #7 Akhmed Tazhudinov 9-5
#10 Shamil Musaev over #15 Sergey Kozyrev 8-4
Previous Russian Nationals medalists Aslanbek Sotiev and #10 Shamil Musaev each made the nationwide finals with spectacular victories. Sotiev over Ivan Poddubny Event champion #7 Akhmed Tazhudinov and Musaev over 2021 125 KG Olympian #15 Sergey Kozyrev. Their finals match will probably be a rematch of the 2020 Russian Nationals semifinals gained by Sotiev in an absolute barnburner that noticed Sotiev rally from an early deficit to interrupt Musaev.
Tamerlan Rasuev and #19 Alen Khubulov make finals at 125 KG. Nationwide champions #4 Zelimkhan Khizriev and #5 Anzor Khizriev upset
#19 Alen Khubulov over #8 Baldan Tsyzhipov 3-0
Tamerlan Rasuev ovr #11 Erik Dzhioev 5-1
Heavyweight, like 65 KG, was a weight outlined by upsets from prime to backside. The 2 premier upsets of the load befell towards the pair of #4 Zelimkhan and #5 Anzor Khizriev. #5 Anzor Khizriev was eradicated within the spherical of 16 by 2021 nationwide bronze Saipudin Magomedov, who was eradicated within the quarterfinals by #8 Baldan Tsyzhipov. #4 Zelimkhan Khizriev took a 7-1 loss to eventual finalist Tamerlan Rasuev within the spherical of 16. Different vital upsets had been Nikita Khabarov upsetting 2020 Russian Nationals medalist #13 Vitali Goloev and Alan Khugaev upsetting #7 Ostap Pasenok 2-1 within the qualification spherical. Rasuev is a seasoned veteran at 97 and 125 KG and had a career-best end of seventh at Russian Nationals in 2020 with a victory over 2019 Alans champion Batraz Gazzaev. Khubulov is a 2019 Junior world bronze medalist, who took bronze on the Yarygin this 12 months and together with beating #8 Tsyzhipov within the semis has two wins over two-time nationwide champion Alan Khugaev. I sit up for seeing how the youth and energy of Khubulov vs. the expertise and savvy of Rasuev will play out within the finals on the ultimate days of Russian Nationals.