Tokyo Olympics: Deepak Punia’s overseas coach sacked for assaulting match referee | Tokyo Olympics Information

Officers within the Indian contingent in Tokyo have been left embarrassed after the boys’s 86kg freestyle wrestler Deepak Punia’s overseas coach Murad Gaidarov, from Russia, “misbehaved, assaulted and yelled” at match referee Sergie Kovalenko from Russia, who had officiated within the bronze medal repechage bout which the Haryana grappler misplaced (3-2) to San Marino’s Myles Nazim Amine on Thursday night.
TOI has learnt that the incident occurred after Deepak’s bout when coach Gaidarov bought into an unpleasant scuffle with the match referee in one of many halls of the Makuhari Messe enviornment. After Kovalenko awarded the essential two factors to Amine for his ferocious takedown of Deepak within the final six seconds of the bout, which resulted in Deepak dropping 3-2 after main the competition 2-1, the Belarusian coach bodily assaulted the referee and abused him and kicked the chair of UWW secretary normal Michel Dusson.
Gaidarov has been sacked by the WFI and his contract has been terminated with speedy impact. He can be returning to India on Saturday morning to gather his belongings and has been booked on a flight residence to Russia the subsequent day on Sunday.
He was privately contracted by the WFI, together with Bajrang’s overseas coach Shako and Dahiya’s Kamal. Gaidarov, who has had hisa tory of mood tantrums, has been banned for 3 years from any affiliation with wrestling by the United World Wrestling (UWW).

Updated: August 7, 2021 — 11:19 AM

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