Kyle Snyder Snags Another World Title at Yasar Dogu

By Jake Anderson on July 14, 2019 at 12:05 pm
Snyder is awarded his gold medal.

Kyle Snyder is at it again.

The three-time World Champion and Olympic gold medalist has picked up another international championship. 

Snyder's tournament run began with a 13-2 quarterfinal victory over Turkey's Baki Sahin. In the semifinal, he beat Pavlo Olyiinik of Hungary 10-0 to advance to the final. In the championship, the 97-kg Buckeye narrowly defeated Ali Khalil Shabanibengar of Iran by a score of 2-1, whose run started in the qualification rounds. 

Last year, Snyder walked away from Yasar Dogu with a bronze medal. This time, he made sure to win gold. 

Snyder's title marked the USA's fifth gold medal of the weekend

Kyle Snyder's career is one of the most illustrious in the history of the sport. His international resumé includes three world championships and an Olympic gold medal. He recently qualified for a fifth World Team, defeating familiar foe Kyven Gadson for the spot. At Ohio State, Snyder amassed a 75-5 record and three consecutive NCAA championships. 

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