Date: September 18, 2023 Time: 13:02:47
The leadership of the United World Wrestling (UWW) recommended that Russian and Ukrainian athletes not shake hands at the World Championships in Belgrade, Match TV reports.
Recall that on Saturday, September 16, in the quarterfinals of the wrestling competition, the Russian Abasgadzhi Magomedov defeated the Ukrainian Valentin Blesetsky 16:4. The fighters did not approach each other after the results of the match were announced. Magomedov later claimed that he was always ready to pay tribute. In Blesetsky’s case, he understood that the Ukrainian would not want to shake his hand.
— The leadership of the United World Wrestling recommended that Russian and Ukrainian athletes not shake hands at the World Championships to avoid incidents if one of the opponents refuses. In addition, Russian judges cannot be appointed for matches of Ukrainian wrestlers, and Ukrainian judges cannot be appointed for matches with the participation of Russians, the Match TV organization quotes.