Kyle Dake with the American flag after winning his second straight world title (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)
NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan — The United States closed out the 2019 World Championships on Sunday by crowning a repeat world champion for the second straight day.
Kyle Dake claimed his second straight world title at 79 kilograms, a day after J’den Cox repeated as world champion at 92 kilograms. The 28-year-old American defeated Jabrayil Hasanov of Azerbaijan, 4-2, in the finals on Sunday in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
“Second world title is pretty awesome,” said Dake. “It’s different than last year. I’m here. I’ve been here. I know what to expect. I know the fans. I know the setup. I know everything. But it’s still really aweso