Russian freestyle wrestler Abdulrashid Sadulayev is likely to be the standard-bearer of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. President of the ROC Stanislav Pozdnyakov told about this during a conversation with reporters.
When asked whether the Russian wrestler will be the standard-bearer, Pozdnyakov noted: “with a high probability, yes.”
On August 7, Sadulayev won the gold medal at the Olympic Games, defeating American Kyle Snyder in the 97 kg weight category with a score of 6: 3. Thus, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team has 19 highest-standard awards.
Thanks to his victory, the Russian became a two-time Olympic champion, writes “Sport-Express“.
On the eve of the Russian freestyle wrestler Gadzhimurad Rashidov became the bronze medalist of the Olympic Games in weight up to 65 kg. In the fight for the bronze, the representative of Russia defeated the Hungarian Ismail Musukaev with a score of 5: 0.
The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were supposed to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year. They are held without the participation of foreign fans. The name of the Tokyo 2020 Games has been retained.
The XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo are held from July 23 to August 8. More than 11 thousand athletes from 206 countries take part in the competition, 339 sets of awards are played in 41 sports. The Russian team includes 333 athletes.