Razambek Zhamalov won the Russian freestyle wrestling championship in weight up to 74 kg, ahead of four world champions of different years - Khetik Tsabolov, who was defeated in the final, Magomed Kurbanaliev, Magomedrasul Gazimagomedov, as well as Zaurbek Sidakov, who in 2018-2019 to no one in the world lost.
“You know, my mother recently had a dream that I was winning the Russian championship - and I promised her to do it,” Zhamalov told the press service of the Russian Wrestling Federation. - I want to dedicate the victory to my brother Vakhmurad, he has a birthday tomorrow - and I will give this gold medal to him. It was very important for me to win and prove that I can fight with the leaders. The next goal is the World Cup in Serbia. I hope that it will take place after all.
- Of course, I am very pleased to hear comparisons with Adam Saitiev, but I still have to recruit and get him. But I will note that I reviewed almost all the fights of the Saitiev brothers, in training we work together with Adam Saitiev, he shows me what techniques he got, and I like them. Therefore, sometimes I try to demonstrate something from his arsenal. I remember well when I first saw Buvaysar Saytiev: I was a child, we were still fighting for young men, I immediately approached him, took a picture - and seeing him, touching him, was a great holiday for me. I saw Adam in the hall, and dreamed that he would pay attention to me. I tried hard, plowed, and I was lucky, - said Zhamalov.
- During the pandemic, I did not miss a day. In my village there is a gym where we trained with Abasgadzhi Magomedov, who won the Russian championship in the weight category up to 61 kg. They themselves wrote training programs and worked. I also trained with my fitness coach Mansur. He helped me a lot, thank him very much, - summed up Zhamalov.