“The International Judo Federation, by awarding gold to Tasoev, showed that justice is above all else” – Galstyan

International Judo Federation (IJF), awarding gold to a Russian Inalu Tasoev after the end of the world championship, she demonstrated that justice was above all for her, the head coach of the Russian men’s judo team, Olympic champion, told . Arsen Galstyan .

Earlier on Friday, it was reported that the IJF reviewed the results of the final world championship bout in the over 100kg category, in which Tasoev lost to three-time French Olympic champion Teddy Riner. In extra time, the Russian laid the opponent on his back, but the attack went unmarked. The IJF conceded the error, stating that “points for Tasoev’s counterattack could have been awarded”, and ended up awarding gold to Tasoev and Riner in that fight. The world championship took place in May in Doha.

We are very happy that justice has been done! We are grateful to the International Judo Federation, it has shown that justice is above all else. Now we have Inal officially world champion. Tasoev was the world champion for us even before today’s decision, but now he officially has that title. It is very important for him and for our whole team. In our sport they know how to admit their mistakes, it’s very nice,” Galstyan told .

Source : MatchTV

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