russian judoka Inal Tasoev said he didn’t blame the judges for the mistake they made in the World Cup final.
Earlier on Friday, it became known that the International Judo Federation (IJF) reviewed the results of the last match of the World Championship in the over 100 kg category, in which Tasoev lost to three-time French Olympic champion Teddy Rinse. 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.
– Of course, it’s nice, but I agreed with everything. I blamed myself for everything, I didn’t blame anyone, because you have to look at your mistakes and then say something. We made such a decision – they gave the second gold medal, I’m happy. It’s not a second place, not a medalist, not a vice-champion, but a world champion. Of course, I’m happy!
I didn’t feel anything during the fight. He performed the action, got up – they did not appreciate it. I thought I made a mistake. I went out, I watched the fight, I’m not a judge, they know better. It may seem to me that there was an evaluation, but maybe not. There are specialists who deal with this matter, I don’t, I’m not interested, my job is to fight, “said Tasoev on the air of the program” All for the Match! on MatchTV.
Source : MatchTV
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