Twenty Dagestan judokas to perform at the championship of Russia among visually impaired
Makhachkala, October 7, 2015. Twenty Dagestan judokas will perform at the championship of Russia among the visually impaired, which will be held on October 23 - 25 in Novosibirsk, the press service of the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports of the Republic of Dagestan reports.
Dagestan combined team consists of athletes with the best personal results achieved in different sports events. In the weight category up to 73 kg, Dagestan will be represented by the bronze medalist of the Paralympics in London Shakhban Kurbanov. In May 2015, the follower of coach Gazimagomed Ahmadov, Kurbanov won the World Blind Games in Seoul held once in four years. Shakhban Kurbanov trains in a specialized Makhachkala school of judo. He is the winner of the World, European and Russian championships.
A graduate of Kizilyurt school of judo, the follower of coach Habib Magomedov, Malik Kurbanov will present Dagestan team in the weight category up to 90 kg. In February 2015, the athlete became the bronze medalist of the World Cup which was one of the qualifying stages for the 2016 Paralympic Games. Malik Kurbanov won the third place in the championship of Russia in 2014. Before that the native of the town of Kizilyurt had 6 times become the best judoka of the country.
Another native of Kizilyurt, the follower of the coach Aseldar Abdulov, Kuramagomed Magomedov will act in the weight category up to 100 kg in the championship of Russia. As a result of successful performance at the world championships of Russia in 2014, the athlete from Kizilyurt was the first Russian judokas who won the right to participate in the Paralympic Games in Brazil.
The most titled representative of Dagestan team is Madina Kazakova. She will perform in the weight category up to 57 kg in the female competition. For the follower of coach Zainap Datueva, the upcoming event is the first in the last few years.