On Monday night the free-style wrestling national team of Yakutia takes off for Tokyo for joint trainings with the national team of Japan.
13 fighters and three coaches of the national team of Yakutia will be staying in Japan till November 26. The team members flying to Tokyo include the winner of The European Nations Cup Victor Rassadin, as well as brothers Pyotr and Alexey Kopylovs, Nyurgun Alexandrov, Eduard Grigoriev, Nikolay Okhlopkov, Dmitry Aksenov, Georgy Kychkin, Vitaly Espek, Herman Ustinov, Timur Nikolaev, Ivan Efremov and Konstantin Vlasov. They will be accompanied by the head coach of the national team of Yakutia Vladimir Kirillin and their mentors Ivan Dmitriyev and Yakov Filippov.
Besides following purely sports purposes like experience sharing and holding joint trainings, Yakutia’s heads of sport will also be negotiating with the Japanese Federation of wrestling for cooperation. One of the main goals of negotiations will be ensuring the participation of the best fighters of Japan in three international tournaments of Yakutia: the tournament of the honored trainer of the USSR, RSFSR and YASSR Dmitry Korkin, the tournament among juniors in memory of the Olympic champion Roman Dmitriyev and the tournament for prizes of the Olympic champion Pavel Pinigin.