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Meet Abdulrashid "The Russian Tank" Sadulaev

By Eric Olanowski , 04/21/16, 12:30PM EDT


Photo: Tony Rotundo

Regarded by most as "the most dominant wrestler on Earth", at just twenty years of age, Abdulrashid Sadulaev (RUS) looks to win his first Olympic gold in Rio. Already "given" the 86kg spot on Russia's mens Freestyle team by the Russian Federation, Sadulaev looks to continue his world dominance in Rio. On the international level, Sadulaev already has a proven track record of success, winning two Cadet and two Senior World titles.

A lot of Americans do not have exposure to some of these international greats, so I thought i'd give you the opportunity to watch some AMAZING wrestling! It's truly a thing of beauty. Coaches and young wrestlers, while watching, please pay attention to Sadulaev's chain wrestling. His ability to put multiple moves together is what separates him from the rest of the world! He is constantly thinking "what's next?" 

With that said, ladies and gentlemen, I present you Russia's Abdulrashid Sadulaev. 

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