Today, the airport of Yakutsk hosted teams from Turkey, Iran and Cuba. Thus, all the countries participating in the World Cup in freestyle wrestling arrived in Yakutsk for the main sporting event.
During the meeting at the airport, the coach of the Turkish national team Isak Irbaikhanov told about the prospects of his charges: “Everything is OK, the carpet will show how we are going to wrestle. The team leader in weight 86 kg is the silver medalist of the 2018 World Cup Fatih Erdin. There are guys who showed good results among young people, and a decent team was announced for the World Cup. I think that we will be among the winners, because the guys are very optimistic."
The coach also added that he is not the first time in Yakutia, and he believes that this northern land is always distinguished by friendliness and hospitality: “I came here to the championship of Russia, then I was working with the national team of Dagestan. At that time, we had the largest team and the impression of the meeting was very good. In Yakutia, they can host everyone, both guests and athletes. I have friends here who used to wrestle with me."
Besides the delegation from Turkey, participants from Iran and Cuba arrived in Yakutsk this morning.
The Freestyle World Cup in the capital of the republic will start tomorrow, March 16. Prestigious competitions are held in Yakutia at the initiative of the head of the region Aisen Nikolaev. Freestyle wrestlers from eight countries will compete for medals: Russia, Mongolia, USA, Cuba, Japan, Georgia, Iran and Turkey.