Very, very close match, went to the 3rd round and Guri squeaked by Gaber by one point. I'm hoping Adam Wheeler from the US gets bronze since the rest of the US Greco guys are out of contention.
Hopefully the US freestyle team does much better.
Blue(Montenegro) judoka with arm triangle(choke) in place, escaping from half guard.
Blue in side mount, with arm triangle fully applied, White taps. Ippon for Blue!
I do wish that in sport judo nowadays that they did let the judokas show more ground work. There are so many opportunities for different submissions that the officials don't let develop. In the case above, Blue was trying to sweep White to expose the back and get points, but switched right away to the arm triangle.
Monday, August 11, 2008, 05:57 PM ( 1 view ) - New images - Posted by AdministratorBeen watching all of the Judo matches on nbcolympics.com LIVE and streaming. It's really awesome that all of these events are so readily available.
One guy that's been impressive has been Masato Uchishiba in the Mens 66kg weight class. The Gold medal match was ended impressively. A lot of very nice transitions from dropping down into a sweep then seamlessly into an armlock for a quick verbal submission from France's Benjamin Darbelet.
The start of the sweep
Armlock fully secured, Darbelet tapping...
Watching more judo and I'm pretty excited to see greco and freestyle wrestling. Especially Karam Ibrahim Garber from Egypt. That guy is a complete monster and probably the most exciting wrestler to watch in the past 4-5 years in greco. Gaber completely dominated everybody in his weight class en-route to a Gold at the 2004 Olympics. It was truly a sight to see. As much fun as watching the great Alexander Karelin wrestle back in the day.
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