The Serbian city of Novi Sad is hosting the World Sambo and Combat Sambo Championships. Happily, Uzbek sambo wrestlers also took part in this championship. In particular, Bakhodir Bakiev, who repsented Uzbekistan in the weight category of 62 kg in combat sambo, defeated all rivals and won the world championship.
In the final, he wrestled against Russia's Alexander Salikhov, leaving him no chance.
We were interested in the impressions of this athlete about the championship.
"Of course, I am happy to be a world champion and to defend the honor of Uzbekistan. After the World Cup, there will be no easy opponents. All of them were high-level athletes. Thankfully, I achieved my goal. I would like to express my gratitude to the leadership of the Sambo Association of Uzbekistan and our coaches for creating the conditions for this. I think I will try to take part in future competitions, ”Bakiev said.