Folks, it seems that Kyle Snyder is human after all.
This afternoon, Snyder took on Russia’s Abdulrashid Sadulaev for the world championship. 72 seconds into the match, Snyder was pinned.
This comes as a surprise to many, as Snyder has been considered the best pound-for-pound wrestler on the planet for awhile. He entered the match the defending world champion and walked away a silver medalist.
Sadulaev leg shot for two point and he gets Snyder on his back. The referee calls the pin.
Pin in 1:12#BudaWrestle2018
— USA Wrestling (@USAWrestling) October 23, 2018
"Wins or losses don't define me."
Hear from Kyle Snyder after his loss in the world finals to Sadulaev. pic.twitter.com/IwSv92v0PF
— FloWrestling (@FloWrestling) October 23, 2018
Snyder graduated from Ohio State last year and is still regarded as one of the very best wrestlers the universe has to offer. His words following the loss echo the tone he’s had about his entire career: the journey—that is, the preparation and training—matters much more than the destination—wins and losses.
Photo courtesy of Ohio State Athletics.