27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Kyrgyz wrestler feels frustrated with silver, of which he dreamt before the Universiade

Kyrgyz freestyle wrestler Samat Nadyrbek Uulu said to be frustrated with his defeat in the Universiade finals, although could only dream of a silver medal before the tournament started.

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Universiade. Day 6. Freestyle wrestling © RIA Novosti/Evgeny Biyatov

On Thursday, Uulu lost the final fight against the Russian wrestler Nariman Israpilov - 2:8 (55 kg). "If, before the Universiade, someone had told me about a silver medal, I would have agreed with such result, without hesitating," said Uulu. "Before the tournament, I hoped to be among the three medallists, but once I reached the finals, I was willing to win. So, now, when the gold medal was so close, but has been taken by my rival, I am really frustrated.”

The athlete stressed that he “studied the Russian wrestler very well.” “I watched his fights, both on the Internet and here, in Kazan,” added the agency's interviewee. “And I was ready that he will attack from the very first seconds. But I was unable to neutralize him. Israpilov turned out to be very strong. Now I will try to prepare better and take revenge on him when we meet again."

Bronze medals were awarded to Berdakh Primbaev, Kazakhstan, and Fumitaka Morishita, Japan.

R-Sport, 12 July 2013