Rustam Orujov's Olympic choice between Tckaev and Mollaei, Hajiyev and Fatiyev - VIDEO

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21 February 2024 15:10
Rustam Orujov's Olympic choice between Tckaev and Mollaei, Hajiyev and Fatiyev - VIDEO

"Said Mollaei already has an Olympic medal in 81 kg. If Zelim Tckaev goes to the Paris-2024 Summer Olympics, I think it will be a good experience for him."

This was said by veteran judoka Rustam Orujov, who was a guest of the Idman Bizde program.

The silver medalist of the Olympic Games announced his thoughts on Paris-2024. He chose between 2 judokas who have a chance to get a license in 2 weight classes: "It would be better if Zelim Tckaev goes to the Olympics at 81 kg. He is a very strong athlete. He can also win a medal. I wrestled with Zelim in training. I always saw potential and strength in him. I said, why can't you wrestle in competitions? In his answer, he said that he was afraid of competitions. But recently, I see that he is mentally ready and has started to wrestle better. Currently, a psychologist works in the federation, maybe this is his influence."

The 32-year-old veteran judoka said that it will be difficult to make a choice at 90 kg: "Eljan Hajiyev always prefers to throw over the opponent, while Murad Fatiyev is patient. Each of them can defeat one opponent and lose to another. If we know the competitors, it will be easy to choose. Eljan is good at wrestling with the Japanese. It will be difficult if he gets someone who does the overhead trick well. Then it is good for Murad to wrestle. "It will be better to choose after the European and World Championships."

It should be noted that in addition to these weights, the coaches will have to choose between Balabey Aghayev and Turan Bayramov in 60 kg.

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