Anatoly Bibilov presented the Order of Friendship to the Olympic champion Zaurbek Sidakov

Mon, 16/08/2021 - 20:40

On Monday, President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov awarded the two-time world champion, winner of the gold medal of the Olympic Games in Tokyo Zaurbek Sidakov with the Order of Friendship.

The high award was also presented to Artur Naifonov, bronze medalist of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in freestyle wrestling.

The Judoka Madina Taymazova and a tennis player Aslan Karatsev will also receive the Order of Friendship.

“Our athletes have shown the strength of spirit, the power of Russia. The fact that our wrestlers won gold, silver, bronze indicates that the potential is huge and the next Olympics will be with great awards,” Anatoly Bibilov said addressing the athletes. that the Ossetian wrestling school gives such outstanding personalities, Olympic champions - this is the pride for every inhabitant of Ossetia. "

The meeting was attended by the head coach of the Russian national freestyle wrestling team Dzambolat Tedeev, as well as the Russian freestyle wrestler, champion of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a native of South Ossetia Soslan Ramonov.

"We have a team of winners. Winners and prize-winners have come here. Here is Naifonov, who took the bronze. We will work to ensure that he wins the gold medal at the next Olympiad. I want to congratulate Zaur and Arthur on outstanding results, there are states that did not have medals, we have two of them at once, "said Dzambolat Tedeev at the meeting with the President." Sergei Kozyrev also showed himself very well, he is only 20 years old. The fact that he got to the Olympics is already a serious achievement. "

Zaurbek Sidakov won the gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in freestyle wrestling in the weight class up to 74 kg. A native of Ossetia, Sidakov is 25 years old, he is a two-time world champion.

Sidakov brought the Russian team the 17th gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, the national team beat the Australians in the overall medal standings and climbed to fifth place. The Russian team also has 23 silver and 22 bronze medals. Zaurbek Sidakov dedicated his victory at the Olympics to the eminent Ossetian wrestler Besik Kudukhov, who died in an accident in 2013.

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