American judoka believes Russian Makhmadbekov was capable of becoming world champion

American judoka believes Russian Makhmadbekov was capable of becoming world champion

Russian judoka Makhmadbek Makhmadbekov was very strong, so he had every chance of winning the World Championships in Abu Dhabi, Jack Yonezuka, winner of the junior world championship in the United States, told .

Makhmadbekov, who competed in the under 73 kg category, was unable to advance beyond the quarterfinals of the tournament. The Russian beat the American in the 1/32 final.

“Usually I can tire out my opponent more, but today Makhmadbek was in good physical condition and focused throughout the fight. He is a strong athlete.

— Do you think he was capable of becoming world champion?

– Yes of course. Everyone who reaches this stage can already count on a tournament victory,” Yonezuka told .

The World Championships in the United Arab Emirates will end on May 25.

The final matches can be followed live on the Match channel! Fighter” from 17:00 Moscow time, as well as on the websites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.

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Source : MatchTV

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