At the last championship of Russia not only Vitaly Laletin changed the weight category. In the new category was also Khetag Dzitiev, who this time fought in the category of up to 75 kg. ()
After the next successful season, Khetag decided to take a break and allow the body to rest. As the sportsman said, the break could be longer:
"After the World Championship in Bulgaria, I made a big break. It was connected with accumulated injuries and general fatigue. I even thought to miss 2017 season. So, I hadn’t off-season training".
Despite the long rest, Khetag traditionally showed a good performance and won the highest prizes:
"For the Russian championship, I can say, I was not in my best, and did not expect that it would work out so well. I think that this result is due to the fact that I changed the weight category and did not try to lose my weight to 70 kg. Weight loss does not allow me to feel comfortable now, as before.