Makhachkala, August 26, 2016. The solemn celebration of the winner of XXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Abdulrashid Sadulaev took place today, August 26, in Dagestan. Dagestani Head Ramazan Abdulatipov came to the airport to meet the champion at the ramp. Abdulatipov thanked Sadulaev for the high award.
"Abdulrashid became the world champion and Olympic champion, but the most important thing is that he represents his family, village, district, republic and our country - Russia. Sadulaev is a modest but very strong man. He has become the Olympic champion at 20 years and raised Dagestan, our republic at the highest level ", - Ramazan Abdulatipov stated.
Speaking to reporters, Sadulayev thanked Dagestani leadership for its contribution to his victory: "I am very pleased that I was met by Dagestani Head, thank You for Your contribution in the development of sports in the republic", - Sadulayev said.
According to Ramazan Abdulatipov, Sadulaev’s gold medal is the testimony of the highest skill, perseverance and fortitude in achieving maximum results in sport.
Dagestani Head awarded the champion with the Order "For Services to the Republic of Dagestan" and an Akhal-Teke horse. In his turn, Abdulrashid Sadulayev thanked for hearty welcome:
"I thank everyone who supported me. I dedicate my victory to all Dagestanis because it is our common achievement, our common victory. "