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Muslim wrestler devoted his victory at the World Cup to Imam Shamil

Nur-Sultan, September 23, 2019

Wrestling World Championships was finalized yesterday in the Kazakhstan city of Nur-Sultan.

Muslim freestyle wrestler from Dagestan Abdulrashid Sadulaev took the gold medal in the weight category up to 97 kg. In the final battle the Russian athlete defeated Azerbaijani Sharif Sharifov with a score of 4-0.  

“I would like to dedicate this victory to our venerable highlander - Imam Shamil. Every young man in the Caucasus takes him as a model. I would like to quote one of his sayings: “Be humble when ascend, and merciful when become strong,” Sadulaev commented on his victory.

It was for the fourth time when Abdulrashid Sadulaev won the Wrestling World Cup. Twice in 2014 and 2015 in the category up to 86 kg and twice in the category up to 97 kg in 2018 and 2019. In 2019 he took the gold medal at the European Games in Minsk and became the winner of the European Championship in Bucharest.

 

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