Snyder into Rio Finals, Molinaro into repechage
Kyle Snyder advanced to the 2016 Rio Olympic Finals at 97kg following an exciting match (for USA). Snyder fell behind 0-4 right off the bat in the semi as the Georgian hit an arm throw for 4 points. Trailing 0-4 entering the second period Snyder reeled off nine unanswered points to secure a 9-4 win and enter the finals.
Molinaro was defeated in the quarters by Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan (past Olympic champion) 0-10. Molinaro appeared to ‘do all the work’ while the outstanding Asgarov scored all the points. Asgarov reached the finals with a win over the Italian in a close bout.
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Photos: John Sachs