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Brian Cazeneuve
July 28, 2008
Who'll reach the winner's podium in all 302 events
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July 28, 2008

Medal Picks

Who'll reach the winner's podium in all 302 events

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69 kg (152 lbs.)
Oxana Slivenko, Russia
Liu Chunhong, China
Nazik Avdalyan, Armenia
Slivenko won world title in 2006 at age 19.

75 kg (165 lbs.)
Nadezda Evstyukhina, Russia
Hripsime Khursudyan, Armenia
Lidia Valentin, Spain
Russia leaves home world-record holder Natalia Zabolotnaya.

75+ kg (165+ lbs.)
Jang Mi Ran, South Korea
Olha Korobka, Ukraine
• Mariya Grabovetskaya, Kazakhstan

U.S.'s Cheryl Haworth could win her second Olympic medal.

WRESTLING

Men's Freestyle

55 kg (121 lbs.)
Besik Kudukhov, Russia
Radoslav Velikov, Bulgaria
Henry Cejudo, U.S.
Andy Moreno, Cuba
Cejudo was training partner for ex-Olympian Patricia Miranda.

60 kg (132 lbs.)
Yandro Quintana Ribalta, Cuba
Mavlet Batirov, Russia
Anatolie Guidea, Bulgaria
Seyed Morad Mohammadi, Iran
Quintana Ribalta gave up only one point en route to '04 gold.

66 kg (145 lbs.)
Otar Tushishvili, Georgia
Ramazan Shahin, Turkey
Irbek Farniev, Russia
Geandry Garzón Caballero, Cuba
U.S.'s Doug Schwab is medal threat.

74 kg (163 lbs.)
Buvaysa Saytiev, Russia
Ibragim Aldatov, Ukraine
Aliasghar Bazrighaleh, Iran
Chamsulvara Chamsulvarayev, Azerbaijan
Colorful U.S. hope Ben Askren vows to win gold.

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