“I was preparing for a long fight in the final” – judoka Tepkaev about his victory at the Russian Championship

Judoka Turpal Tepkaev told that he is preparing for the final fight of the Russian Championship to be long.

The Russian FONBET judo championship began on Wednesday in Kemerovo. Tepkaev became champion in the weight category up to 81 kg. In the final, he defeated Abas Azizov in less than a minute. Both athletes are from Chechnya.

— I was preparing for a long fight, because it can be difficult to fight with your friend, compatriot. It’s the hardest thing, but it happened that way. We are friends outside the tatami, but in the final I only thought about wrestling. All the opponents were tough,” Tepkaev told .

The Russian Judo Championship will end on October 1. Live broadcasts of the tournament can be viewed on Match Group television channels, as well as on the matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru websites.

Source : MatchTV

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