The head coach of the Russian national taekwondo team, Vadim Ivanov, expressed the point of view that at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, athlete Mikhail Artamonov made several mistakes in a duel with an athlete from Tunisia, Mohamed Khalil Zhendubi. According to Ivanov, because of the excitement Artamonov missed too many attacks.
At the same time, Ivanov called the Olympic bronze a good result for Artamonov.
Russian taekwondo fighter Mikhail Artamonov won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, defeating Argentinean Lucas Lautaro Guzman. The fight ended with a score of 15:10. The award was the second for the Russian team after Anastasia Galashina won silver in air rifle shooting from 10 meters.