Days After Stunning USA’s Olympic Hero on His Way To Clinch Wrestling World Championship, Russian Origin Athlete Conquers Asian Games

Published 10/08/2023, 8:30 AM EDT

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The Asian Games Wrestling 2023 delivered a stunning twist on Sunday. 20-year-old Russian origin athlete from Bahrain, Akhmed Tazhudinov triumphed, shaking up the upcoming championships and Olympics. This young prodigy, who recently surprised American Kyle Snyder in the 2023 Wrestling World Championships, again stole the spotlight by snatching gold in the 97 kg (213.84 lbs) category.

Having thwarted Snyder’s quest for another gold medal, the athlete made an impressive debut at the World Wrestling Championship. The victory at the Asian Games further cements the rising star’s position as a formidable force in the wrestling world, sparking buzz and discussions across social media platforms.”

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Akhmed Tazhudinov has triumphed in the 97 kg  category at both the 2023 World Wrestling Championships and the 2023 Asian Wrestling Championships. Born in Russia with Avar origin, he secured a gold medal, stirring waves across the internet.

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The United World Wrestling’s tweet on October 7th heightened the anticipation among American fans. The post caption is the center of attraction for fans and a new significant threat to Kyle Snyder. It reads, “#AsianGames FS 97kg medal results #WrestleHangzhou  Akhmed TAZHUDINOV  df. Mojtaba GOLEIJ , 6-1  Awusayiman HABILA  df. Juhwan SEO , 2-1 Gankhuyag GANBAATAR  df. Alisher YERGALI , 8-1″. As per the post, Tazhudinov’s impressive journey included a flawless victory of 6-1 against Mojtaba GOLEIJ in the quarterfinals.

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Going back, the World Wrestling Championship conluded in September, where Snyder was brutally defeated by the new talent. Though he usually maneuvers through challenges, the tables turned as Tazhudinov emerged victorious. Snyder, known for countering every variable, found himself sidelined.

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Kyle Snyder’s shocking defeat to rising wrestling star

The World Wrestling Championship didn’t go as planned for America’s favorite Wrestler, Snyder. Snyder is popular for his dominance in the 97 kg weight class. However, destiny had different plans for Americans. His journey was abruptly halted by the 20-year-old Tazhudinov, who secured a flawless 11-0 victory in the quarter-finals. Following this news, Tazhudinov showcased both power and technique in defeating Snyder and even outperformed the latter’s long-time Russian rival Abdulrashid Sadulayev.

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Even though Snyder earned a good position in 2022, the disappointment continued. It is because Kyle Dake too lost in the finals. As the wrestling world awaits Snyder’s potential comeback, Tazhudinov’s stellar performances have set a new standard in the sport.

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Harshita Chawla

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Harshita Chawla is a US Sports writer at Essentially Sports. Having contributed to college magazine as a sports writer, she comes with a staunch knowledge in content creation for the sports industry. Along with this, Harshita is a huge fan of Gymnastics queen Simone Biles and has a penchant for writing about her favorite athlete.
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