Today, on March 14, participants and guests of the upcoming World Cup in freestyle wrestling arrived in Yakutsk airport - national teams of Georgia, the United States of America and Russia. The most titled athlete in the national team of the home team will be the world champion in 2018, the multiple champion of Russia Zaurbek Sidakov.
On the eve of an important start, the Sport Yakutia correspondent managed to get a short interview with the new team leader:
“At the group stage of the World Cup, the Russian team will fight with the teams of Cuba, Turkey and Japan. These are the strongest teams that showed good results at the last World Cup. Of the future rivals, I would not like to single out anyone; I think they will tune me in a special way. And I, as a world champion, of course, feel a lot of responsibility for my team and country. We will all try to justify the trust of the coaching staff and, of course, our fans. The World Cup is a team tournament and the main thing here is not only to win their fights, but it is important to support teammates. We are all one team.
We spent two stages of fees, where we did a good job. The only thing is that Abdulrashid Sadulayev was injured in the control fight, so he will miss the competition, but on the whole we are all ready and ready to win, so we hope that everything will be fine, ”Zaurbek Sidakov noted.