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Two points that happened at the Worlds and got my attention, provoking sincere bewilderment. ()

Just want to mention: nothing personal. I'm sure that the opinion similar to mine so goes in sports circles. But unfortunately, I could not formalize it more objectively.

Just want to mention: nothing personal. I'm sure that the opinion similar to mine so goes in sports circles. But unfortunately, I could not formalize it more objectively.

First. At the WAF congress, the head of the referee panel, Leonard Harkless, announced that the World Championship will be serviced by 40 referees, 20 of them are master referees. I was sincerely glad to this, as well as to the fact that there were more young people among them.

It is worth remembering that in the review of the junior classes we mentioned that the number of protests was minimal, as in days of masters and athletes with disabilities. But the work of the corps during the senior class shocked me.

During the competition it seemed to me that some of these 20 masters were given the just for reputation, not for skills. For example:

Also worth recalling the fight Vitaly Laletin vs Georgy Rostomashvili on left arm. The slip in the losing position (or even victory on the projection) – that was needed.

Vitaly made a protest, in which he appealed the decision of the referee, insisting that there was still a victory. The protest was rejected. Probably, the argument was a live broadcast? Anyway, publicly admit somebody’s wrong is unpleasant.

But the decision of referees always determines the success of the athlete. Vitaly Laletin had enough strength to complete the match in his favor.

Let’s abstract and imagine the athlete, who put all his strength in the last attack and the situation is drawn for him in a similar way, as for Vitaly.

Conclusion: we are talking about entertainment, but forget about the rules and honor.

Second. We have two injured elbows - Vileni Gabrava and Gennady Kvikviniya seriously injured their left hands, and they fought on the same table. In addition, a number of athletes after the fight wore compression bandages or elbow pads. It is worth a closer look.

At the World Championship there were three certified Mazurenko Equipment tables and five tables of another manufacturer. I can not say that these tables were not certified, but there are a number of questions that I had after I examined these tables. First, they do not have elastic bands on their legs. But okay, this is just a visual difference. Secondly, the pads - side and armrests - are much softer than on certified tables, the elbows stuck in them. Such pillows are great to hide foul elbow, and, apparently, with sufficient pressure or special hand position, can accompany injuries. The same remark can be used to the side pad.

Conclusion: we want to save, but we should not save on the health of athletes.

The World Chapionship is always a holiday for athletes. It is an opportunity to show a maximum level, even if you need to put all the forces to do it. This is an opportunity to find out how much you have these forces. This is an opportunity to see happiness and satisfaction in the eyes of the athlete. But the last championship passed for me under the sign of bewilderment and sadness.

If you can reasonably refute my assumptions, it will be a pleasure for me.

Anastasia Kisilyova

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