My thoughts exactly when I saw that....was somewhat reminiscent of her third-match win over Jenna Burkert at the trials this year, where Helen's celebration was muted and put on hold by Burkert being crushed by the results.
Helen really torqued that shoulder. I think maybe the US women are so good on top because they train with US men with folk backgrounds. I've not seen any non-US woman run a bar.
I like how Helen looked up at the ref with a face that said "don't you see what I see here"?My thoughts exactly when I saw that.
I could be wrong here, but I also wonder if Anshu's unfamiliarity w/ that position comes into play at all. Or maybe she's very familiiar, I dunno--but I feel like folkstyle prepares you to be in those positions too, from a safety POV. She seemed to just hold her knees to the mat in a base freestyle defense pose, when maybe she should have bailed sooner. Maybe she just really didn't want to go over.
Yep, and Helen is a good example of that as she wrestled folk thru her junior year in high school and placed 6th at the MD large school state championship against the boys. Not to mention that she did that at Colonel Zadok Magruder (I kid you not) High School, my Alma Mater.A lot of the US women (especially the ones over 25) also did folk in high school on the boys team, another avenue to learn them.
US men & women have been killing it with the bar arm this tourney, it may start to get scouted but let's ride the gravy train as long as possible.