Lack of respect for rules, someone’s lack of manners or a federation error? What’s up with the Atayev case? ()
We wrote about this case in January: http://en.armpower.net/article/en/the-whole-truth-about-the-akperov-atayev-fight-on-a-1-2918.html
The fist fight between Vadim Akperov and Kamran Atayev happened in 2012. Supposedly, after a lost fight, Atayev attacked Akperov, they had to be separated by referees. Here’s a video of the event: http://www.armsport-rus.ru/component/k2/item/941-the-decision-of-the-disciplinary-commission-disqualification-for-two-years.html
The Russian Armwrestling Federation has put penalties on both fighters – Akperov received a financial penalty, Atayev too, but he was also disqualified for two years. His disqualification period ends on the 15th August this year. That means that he cannot start in the WC in Azerbaijan. Which is strange, because … his name is on the list for the champioships!
How is that possible?
It would be enough for the Russian Armwrestling Federation to send us an info about such incidents. But we knew nothing of it – says Assen Hadjitodorov, president of WAF and EAF. – I heard of it only in March this year, during my stay in Azerbaijan. I said I didn’t know about any officialy disqualified fighter. When I looked into it, it turned out that he started as a representative of RAA (Russian Armwrestlig Association), then he represented Azerbaijan in 2011, RAA again in 2012, and now he wants to represent Azerbaijan again.