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Georgian Nugzari Tatalashvili moves to UAE

26 Jul 2018 12:05

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Nugzari Tatalashvili

Georgian fighter Nugzari Tatalashvili will move to the United Arab Emirates per 1 September. The IJF approved the transfer of the athlete who can be active at events per 1 September and virtually he could join the team at the World Championships in Baku in September.

Tatalashvili is recovering from a leg injury and is not in the training camp in Japan where most top athlete of Georgia take part. The IJF had no problems with the transfer as both federations have agreed the transfer and will not object. The transfer is approved based upon the Olympic charter and both federations will not disqualify the athlete. Tatalashvili can compete for the UAE and qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games.

“Bacho” is part of a few more athletes who left their country to fight for the UAE. Previously former World number one Davaadorj Tumurkhuleg of Mongolia, Nyamsuren Dagvasuren and heavyweight Temuulen Battulga announced to switch to the UAE and they will not be the last athletes. Soon more is expected. Also Nyamsuren Dagvasuren is fighting U81kg. the same category as Tatalashvili. Tatalasshvili won three European Championships medals and he won three IJF Grand Prixs. Tatalashvili was not chosen for the Olympic team in 2016.

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