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The European champion from Russia refused to play for Russia and changed his citizenship

Maksym InshakovSport
The titled athlete chose a new homeland for himself

 

Azamat Tuskaev, the 2020 European freestyle wrestling champion in the 57 kg weight category and winner of the Russian championships (2013, 2015, 2020, 2021), will compete for Serbia. In a statement, the Russian Wrestling Federation (FSBR) said that the 30-year-old native of North Ossetia had already changed his sports citizenship.

The European champion from Russia refused to play for Russia and changed his citizenship

Tuskaev won his first Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in 2020, which allowed him to participate in the 2020 European Wrestling Championships held in Rome.

The European champion from Russia refused to play for Russia and changed his citizenship

Tuskaev originally wanted to become a professional soccer player. After his father took Tuskaev to wrestle at his home in Chikola, Azamat decided to dedicate himself to the sport as well.

The European champion from Russia refused to play for Russia and changed his citizenship

In addition to the European Championships, Tuskaev participated in the Sassari ranking series tournament, the World Cup, the Russian Championships and the Alanya tournament.

The European champion from Russia refused to play for Russia and changed his citizenship

It is worth noting that after the events of February 24 last year, Russia has seen a massive outflow of athletes.

Kristina Silayeva, the current winner of the Russian Speed Skating Championships in the 500 meters, will compete under the flag of Kazakhstan. According to the 23-year-old athlete, she no longer trains for the Russian Federation, and made her decision to change her citizenship in early spring.

The European champion from Russia refused to play for Russia and changed his citizenship

The famous Russian swimmer Anastasia Kirpichnikova has decided to also compete for the French national team.

Kirpichnikova

Sofia Prosvirnova, a four-time world championship medalist and five-time European short track champion, refused to play for Russia, having received a Danish passport.

The European champion from Russia refused to play for Russia and changed his citizenship

Prior to that, Russian former world heavyweight champion Murat Gassiev was granted Armenian citizenship.

Murat Hasiyev

Earlier it became known that Viktor Plitsev, a two-time winner of the World Biathlon Championships among boys and juniors, received the sports citizenship of North Macedonia.

Viktor Plitsev

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