After sustaining an damage and defaulting out of his semifinal match towards Akhmed Tazhudinov, Abdulrashid Sadulaev traveled to Moscow to endure medical scans on his neck. The United World Wrestling (UWW) reported that Sadulaev is affected by a neck hernia close to the tip of his spinal twine. The medical scans will decide whether or not it’s a tumor or if Sadulaev can return to wrestling with out the necessity for surgical procedure. On account of Sadulaev’s withdrawal, Kyle Snyder will obtain the bronze medal with out having to compete towards him. Snyder had beforehand defeated Magomed Ibragimov within the repechage match and would have confronted Sadulaev within the bronze medal match. This additionally implies that the US has certified for the Olympics within the 97 kg weight class.
It’s value noting that Tokyo Olympic champion Abdulrashid Sadulaev, also referred to as “The Russian Tank,” has been a dominant power within the wrestling world. As a five-time world champion, he was anticipated to wrestle for a bronze medal on the World Championships and safe his qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics as an Particular person Impartial Athlete. Nonetheless, the medical workers determined to not exacerbate his damage and opted for his withdrawal from the competitors. Sadly, he’s not the one Olympic champion to withdraw from the World Championships repechage, as Takuto Otoguro, the 65 kg champion from Japan, additionally pulled out because of a foot damage he has been carrying for the previous 12 months.