Rafael Khalatyan


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Russian freestyle wrestlers refused visas from Romanian embassy

Russian freestyle wrestlers refused visas from Romanian embassy

Seven Russian freestyle wrestlers have been denied visas by the Romanian embassy in Russia. The Russian Wrestling Federation (RWF) announced its freestyle wrestling squad for the 2024 European Championships a few days ago, but only Magomedov (61 kg), Rashidov (65 kg) and Kurbanov (92 kg) were granted visas.


AWC 2024 Day 8: Man Asaad stuns Gor Minasyan

AWC 2024 Day 8: Man Asaad stuns Gor Minasyan

The final day of the 2024 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent produced the biggest surprise of the tournament. Three Olympic medallists were among just seven competitors in the final two weight classes of the championships.



Russian Judo President: Too early to talk about neutral status

Russian Judo President: Too early to talk about neutral status

The president of the Russian Judo Federation, Sergey Soloveychik, is still unsure about the status of Russian judokas at Paris 2024. In December 2023, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Russian and Belarusian athletes will be able to compete at Paris 2024 as neutral athletes.



AWC 2024 Day 5: North Korea remains unbeaten

AWC 2024 Day 5: North Korea remains unbeaten

Day 5 of the 2024 Asian Weightlifting Championships brought a new world record and two more gold medals for North Korea. Their athletes now have 10 gold medals and the only question now is whether they will make it 11 out of 11 on day 6.