The coaches are summarizing the results of the competition among men
Dzambolat Tadeev, head coach of the Russian team of wrestling:
- The leaders Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Soslan Ramonov, Magomed Kurbanaliev and Aniuar Geduev didn’t participate in the tournament, so the young had a chance to show themselves and to prove their rights to strike out for themselves. We gave them the possibility to get in the first team. For example, Zaur Uguev, the wrestler of the youth team, proved today that hi is the best of the weight category of 57 kg! As for our plans, some of the winners of the Yarigin’s tournament are going to go to The World Cup. We have a possibility to test today’s champions, and I assume that after we return from Iran we are going to make a decision on the Europe team. The debutant winners of the Yarigin’s tournament need the World Cup even if they are future participants of the European championship. Not for a trial, but for the experience.
Viktor Alekseev, head coach of the Krasnoyarsk region team of free-style wrestling:
- I am so glad that Izrail Kasumov and Yuriy Belonovskiy brought medals to the region. Who else did we especially hope for? Anzor Urishev. But he didn’t justify our trust because he had lost the very first fight. We were quite satisfied with the youngsters: Nachin Kuular fought well in the category of 61 kg and he could become the bronze prize holder. But because of his injury he couldn’t fight at full power and became the fifth. Aleksandr Zelenkov of the weight category of 86 kg was good during all the tournament but lost the third place in the fight with the young wrestler from Moscow… I think, by the time of the Olympic Games-2020 lots of things are going to change. Those athletes who fought in Rio, in a period of 1-2 years the will step aside and young athletes will take their place. We have great expectations for the young generation. The bench is big and there are some good athletes.