For the Russian team, winning the home Freestyle World Cup is a matter of principle, said the head coach of the team, Dzambolat Tedeev. The team arrived in Yakutsk today, March 14.
According to Dzambolat Tedeev, the team will participate with a double squad at the home tournament. This makes it possible to act depending on the situation. “If in some cases we need to strengthen, we will intensify. It all depends on which team we will wrestle with. If necessary, we set up experienced wrestlers. On the other hand, we will give a chance to young athletes to fight, show and prove themselves,” he commented.
According to the head coach of the Russian national team, at the home World Cup, they are expecting victory only.
“It’s important for us that the World Cup be won by the Russian team. If earlier at this tournament we gave young people a chance, then today the situation is different, because the competition is held on home turf,” Tedeev says.
Note that the team arrived in Yakutsk without Abdulrashid Sadulayev, who was supposed to lead the team. The cause is a knee injury, picked up shortly before departure. On the eve of the World Championship, which will be held very soon, it was decided to give the athlete a rest. Commenting on the chances of the Yakut athletes Aryan Tyutrin and Viktor Rassadin, Tedeev noted that both wrestlers are in very good athletic form. The final bout proved it, in which the guys showed high results.
“The Yakut school is famous all over the world for raising such fighters as Viktor Lebedev, Roman Dmitriev, Pavel Pinigin. Rassadin and Tyutrin trained in Sochi, had good control fights. I think that they will also fight as part of the national team and delight the Yakut fans with a beautiful fight,” Tedeev emphasized.
The World Cup in freestyle wrestling starts in Yakutsk on March 16. The tournament will feature eight of the strongest teams in the world: Russia, Iran, USA, Georgia, Japan, Mongolia, Cuba and Turkey.