My phone died, but wow was Varner impressive. That Georgian was a long-armed, thick brute, but Varner's ankle-pick is remarkable for a man of his carriage. The Iranian injured his leg in the match before, but it appeared that his toe got stuck when the Ukrainian took him down and wrenched his leg. They brought out a gurney because he apparently tore something, but that crazy tough bastard went back out for another few seconds and then he was in pure agony. They took him off in a wheelchair and he left in an ambulance. The Ukrainian is definitely another beast, but Varner is capable of winning.
Frayer looked like he had a bad case of nerves. I've seen him wrestle a bunch this past year, but he's never looked so flat-footed and sluggish like today. He looked awful on the ball draw takedown attempt. What a bummer, to work so hard and improve so much and lose it all in one atypical match. Don't get me wrong, the Belarussian was really, really tough, but Frayer should've been a lot more competitive with him.
Oh well, both days that I went, an American made the gold medal match. Not taking credit, but....haha. Great job by the freestyle team. I hope beyond hope that Varner brings home another gold.