World’s top wrestler contracted coronavirus

Abdulrashid Sadulaev
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Abdulrashid Sadulayev, arguably the world’s best pound-for-pound wrestler and one of the world’s most formidable athletes, said he contracted the coronavirus, according to translations of an Instagram video.

Sadulayev, a reigning Olympic and world champion freestyle wrestler, urged residents of his native Dagestan to join him in staying home during a Muslim holiday this weekend, according to Russian media.

Sadulayev, 24, went undefeated at the senior international level for nearly four years from 2013 until 2017, when he was beaten by American Kyle Snyder in a world championships final dubbed the “Match of the Century.”

Sadulayev came back to win the last two world titles.

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