Russian wrestler Zaurbek Sidakov defeated Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov from Belarus in the final of the Olympic freestyle wrestling tournament in the weight category up to 74 kg, transfers RIA News”. The victory was won with a score of 7: 0. This gold became 17th for Russian athletes, in the medal standings the country returned to fifth place.
At the start of the tournament, the Russian defeated Augusto Midana (Guinea-Bissau), in the quarterfinals Sidakov defeated the representative of Uzbekistan Bekzod Abdurakhmonov with a score of 13: 6, and in the semifinals won an early victory in a fight with Daniyar Kaisanov from Kazakhstan (11: 0).
For the Russian national team, Sidakov’s gold was 17th at the Games in Tokyo. In addition, Russians have 23 silver and 22 bronze medals – 62 in total.
Zaur Sidakov, a native of Beslan in North Ossetia, is 25 years old, previously he became the world champion twice (2018, 2019). He also won the 2019 European Games, writes RBC.
Zaurbek’s gold medal became the third for the Russian national wrestling team at the Tokyo Games – previously they became Olympic champions Musa Evloev (Greco-Roman wrestling, up to 97 kg) and Zaur Uguyev (freestyle wrestling, up to 57 kg).
About a third of gold medals were won in martial arts – wrestling, taekwondo, boxing. Vladislav Larin and Maxim Khramtsov became the winners in taekwondo in categories over 80 kg and up to 80 kg, respectively. Boxer Albert Batyrgaziev won another gold medal.
Three “gold” were won in fencing: Sofia Pozdnyakova got one medal for the saber duel, and the other two were won by women in the team championship on sabers and I rapped… Russian swimmers won three gold medals: Evgeny Rylov became the first at distances of 100 and 200 m, and Svetlana Romashina and Svetlana Kolesnichenko won in synchronized swimming.
Two victories were won in the team championship among men and women in artistic gymnastics. And Vitalina Batsarashkina won two gold medals in air pistol shooting from a distance 10 and 25 m… Another “gold” won tennis players Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrei Rublev in mixed doubles.