Russians are cautious of Azerbaijani wrestlers

6 February 2024 12:10
Russians are cautious of Azerbaijani wrestlers

The European wrestling tournament, which begins next week, has revealed the roster of the Russian freestyle wrestling team, the major rival of the Azerbaijan national team. reports that the team of the northerners, who will go to the competition in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, with their leaders, includes Zaur Uguev (57 kg), Abasgadzhi Magomedov (61 kg), Shamil Mamedov (65 kg), Inalbek Sheriyev (70 kg), Timur Bijoyev (74 kg). ), Akhmed Usmanov (79 kg), Artur Nayfonov (86 kg), Magomed Kurbanov (92 kg), Abdulrashid Sadullaev (97 kg) and Abdulla Kurbanov (125 kg) will be on the mat.

The return of the wrestlers who were not allowed to the last continental championships to the European arena was widely commented on in the Russian press. The press service also evaluated Azerbaijani wrestlers as their main competitors.

The Russians expect a tough fight in the 92 kg category: "Magomed Kurbanov (92 kg) has a chance to become the European champion for the second time. But the silver medalist of the world championship Osman Nurmagomedov (Azerbaijan), world and European third place Mirian Maysuradze (Georgia) and former continental champion Feyzulla Akturk (Turkiye) will also perform in his weight class.

Abdulrashid Sadullaev, who will try his strength in the European Championship after four years, is one of the main hopes of the northerners. The Russian press is of the opinion that the legendary wrestler's main rivals are his former compatriots: "In Romania, the former silver medalist of the 97 kg Russian World Championship in Belgrade Magomedkhan Magomedov (Azerbaijan), the bronze medalist of the World Cup, the gold medalist of the last European Championship Givi Matcharashvili from Georgia, Ossetian Vladislav Baytsayev of Hungary, awards in the world and Europe the winner, Ossetian Batyrbek Tsakulov from Slovakia, will also participate."

It should be noted that the competition of freestyle wrestlers will start on February 16.