Mikhail Mamiashvili re-elected president of Russian Wrestling Federation
High-profile scandal at the Olympic Games in Rio involving physical abuse and rudeness against Russian athletes has not affected the career of the Wrestling Federation head.
Olympic champion Mikhail Mamiashvili was unanimously re-elected the president of the Russian Wrestling Organization during the election meeting held in the Russian Olympic Committee today. Thus, the high-profile scandal at the Olympic Games in Rio involving physical abuse and rudeness against Russian female athletes has not affected the famous wrestler's career.
Mamiashvili was re-elected the head of the Russian Wrestling Organization without considering any other options. As reported on the organization's website, the meeting participants unanimously recognized the RWO Executive Committee's work in the reporting period satisfactory.
Let us recall that the head of the Russian Wrestling Organization disgraced himself during the Olympic Games in Rio by punching female wrestler Inna Trazhukova, who had lost the bronze medal, in the face twice as well as repeatedly speaking insults against Russian fighters in media.
Such sports figures as Vitaly Mutko and Shamil Tarpishchev, commented on the RWO head's actions gently, merely calling for calm. However, Inna Trazhukova's coach Boris Chernov demanded Mamiashvili's resignation from the post of the head of Russian Wrestling Organization.
In addition, representatives of the Ulyanovsk region authorities also expressed their outrage over the official's action, standing up for their fellow countrywoman who had lost the Olympics.
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