Thursday , 25 April 2024

Out of the Olympic team honour because of the fair play

Two times World Champion from Yakutsk Viktor Lebedev, who won the Russia Wrestling Championship in 2016, refused to participate in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In an interview Lebedev confirmed unfair refereeing, that caused the boycott from the Dagestan wrestling team. The athlete noted that he lost in wrestling matches to the wrestler from Dagestan Ismail Musukaev and to the wrestler from Buryatia Alexander Bogomoev.

Lebedev said that he understands the position of the Dagestan wrestling team and the athletes who have decided not to continue the championship. At the same time he called unacceptable behavior of Musukaev on the wrestling mat.

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