Representatives of United World Wrestling explained the day before, September 19, why the Russians Zaurbek Sidakov, Zaur Uguev and Abdulrashid Sadulaev were allowed to participate in the 2023 World Championship in Belgrade (Serbia). In connection with the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Russian athletes can participate in international competitions under neutral conditions, in addition to being subject to a number of conditions, including passing a test to ensure that they have no connections with the responsible bodies. of enforcing the law of the Russian Federation, as well as the lack of support for the holding of the SVO in Ukraine.
“As for the three combatants you ask about, it cannot be concluded with the same degree of certainty that they actively and personally support the implementation of the CWO and the policies of their country’s government. “From the information obtained during the verification process, it also became clear that these athletes are under pressure in Russia, and their participation in certain events is not of their own free will,” NBC quoted the text of a statement from representatives of United World. Struggle.
Sidakov, Uguev and Sadulayev won gold medals at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics (Japan) and took the stage during a rally at the Luzhniki stadium in March 2022. This occurred three weeks after a special military operation by the Russian Forces began. Russian navies in Ukraine.