Olympic champions Abdulrashid Sadulayev and Zavur Uguev will not go to the Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has completed testing of Russian athletes in five sports. The IOC press service reported this to TASS.

“The review procedure for sports such as wrestling, weightlifting and taekwondo is closed, as is trampolining and road cycling,” the IOC said.

On June 15, the IOC published a list of 14 Russian athletes admitted to the Olympics, explaining that it may be replenished in the future. There are 10 Russian wrestlers in it, but two-time Olympic champion Abdulrashid Sadulayev and Zaur Uguev are not among the listed athletes. Also, the International Olympic Committee did not allow four Russian taekwondo athletes to participate in the Games in Paris, including Olympic champions Vladislav Larin and Maxim Khramtsov.

Of the six licenses, four were accepted, only two of them are team leaders in their weights, Shamil Mamedov and Abdulla Kurbanov. To go or not to go? We will decide this all together, but for now we have the BRICS Games,” Gatsalov said.

“Nachin Mogush, weighing 57 kg, is a member of the Russian national team, but is not number one, and not even number two. We submitted a triple team, and he was in the top three. Everyone understands that our leader in this weight is Olympic champion Zaur Uguev “, – said Gatsalov. “Nachin is an experienced athlete, a winner of the European youth championship and many international tournaments for adults, he has the potential for an Olympic medal, but it’s hard for me to judge its merit. He is a fighter, he has character, but it is important to cope with himself. , with your psyche.”

In the weight of 65 kg, Shamil Mamedov was admitted to the Games. “He is one of our leaders capable of fighting for the gold of the Games,” said the coach. “We planned to send him to the Games. We didn’t allow anyone in 74 kg, in 86 kg we considered Artur Naifonov, bronze medalist of Tokyo 2020, and in IOC list – Arslan Bagaev. On the one hand, Bagaev confidently won the last European Championship under 23, on the other hand, he lost at the World and European Championships. But at the World Championships he lost in a very serious fight, which means he is competitive. whether he has the potential to produce the result that we would all like, plus Olympic champion Yazdani from Iran will fight in this weight.”

“In the 97 kg category, we submitted two-time Olympic champion, national champion Abdulrashid Sadulayev and Alikhan Zhabrailov. In the 125 kg category, the current Russian champion Abdulla Kurbanov was admitted, it was he who took the license for the Olympic Games, we planned him – we had no other candidates.” , – said Gatsalov

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