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Wednesday, 17 August 2016 00:50

Rasul Chunayev: “In the semifinal bout I made a mistake”

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“I came here for gold medal. But unfortunately it didn’t come off”. These words said to the interview to media representatives bronze medalist of Summer Olympic Games our Greco-roman wrestler Rasul Chunayev.

He expressed his regret in regard with loosing in semifinal to Armenian representative Migran Arutunyan: “I’m grateful to everybody who supported or didn’t support me. I understand those who accused me as I lost to Armenian sportsman. One thing should be taken into consideration that I wanted to beat him most of all. But it didn’t happen. Nevertheless I didn’t miss the medal for my country”.

Chunayev also stressed that the factor that he didn’t compete in his 71 kg weight played negative role: “I didn’t compete in 66 kg for long time. In order to get Olympic license I had to wrestle one weighting category lower. And for sure loosing the weight played a big role. Rivals were quite strong but familiar – Olympic and world champions. In order to win you have to beat the stronger one. Somehow I made a mistake only in the semifinal bout”.

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