Ukrainian wrestler Semyon Novikov changed citizenship

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Ukrainian wrestler Semyon Novikov changed citizenship

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Titled Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler Semyon Novikov changed his citizenship This reported in the Department of Family, Youth and Sports of the Kharkiv City Council.

Officially. The titled Kharkiv athlete competes for Bulgaria. Semyon Novikov changed his citizenship.

Novikov made his debut for the Bulgarian national team and won the national championship.

The athlete changed his citizenship , despite the lack of consent from the Ukrainian federation. The head coach of the Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestling team Volodymyr Shatskikh told Public that the International Federation has changed the quarantine period for athletes changing citizenship – from three years to one and a half since the last tournament.

BAGNET notes that 24-year-old Kharkiv-born Semyon Novikov is the 2020 European champion and two-time winner of the U23 World Youth Championships. He performs in the weight category up to 87 kg – together with Zhan Belenyuk, Tokyo Olympic champion and two-time world champion.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga 

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