About 25 Dagestanis to participate in Summer Olympics
Makhachkala, August 4, 2016. 25 Dagestani sportsmen will take part in the XXXI Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the press service of Dagestan Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports reports.
The general list of participants of the Olympic Games included the athletes acting for the Russian national team of Russia, other regions of the country as well as foreign governments. Most of them will perform for the first time at the Olympics. Among the participants there are also the winners of the World and Continental Championships, as well as medalists of the last Olympic Games.
"All athletes are directly related to Dagestan. Most of them are natives of the republic who began their sport career in Dagestan sports schools, and then continued to represent other regions and countries ", - the spokesperson noted.
The sportsmen from Dagestan will participate in the medal kinds of sports: wrestling (men, women), Greco-Roman wrestling, taekwondo (men, women), judo and boxing.