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Khalmurzaev: three medals of Russians at the masters tournament in judo in the 81 kg was expected

Hassan Halmurzaev

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SAINT PETERSBURG, December 17. /TASS/. The situation in which the Russian wrestlers won three of his four gold medals in weight category to 81 kg at the elite masters tournament in St. Petersburg, was expected. This was told to journalists by the champion of the Olympic games-2016 Hasan Halmurzaev.

Kalmurzaev became the winner of the masters tournament , winning the final of the team Aslan Lepingule. Bronze was won by Russian Alan Khubetsov and Dutch Frank de wit.

“The last seven years in our weight category in Russia the strongest competition, and today’s tournament is proof. So three Russian medals were expected, – said Halmurzaev. Doubly pleased that so made at home, pleased with himself and the fans that have helped us here a powerful support.”

For Halmurzaeva, despite its high regalia, it was the first career title of “masters”. “I have not been winning at the masters, I made my debut in this tournament. I’m glad I managed to win the first time at such a prestigious start, because here are the best of the best,” he said.

Twin brother of Olympic champion Khusen Khalmurzaev, acting in the weight category up to 90 kg, could not win a medal in the quarterfinals he lost to the Japanese in the Kent Nagasawa, and in a consolation match bronze medalist of the European championship 2017 missed throw of the Serb Alexander Dolls, losing the chance to continue the fight. “I was hoping he may surprise, but it did not happen – there have been mistakes on the Mat, and probably in the preparation. We will continue to work, and I hope he will correct them at the European and world Championships, it is our main starts”, – said the judoka.

“Masters” will end in St. Petersburg on December 17.

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