Three-time Olympic wrestling champion in the national team of Uzbekistan, Artur Taymazov, announced the completion of sports career, according to TEAM RUSSIA-2016.
"Because of the major surgery on my eye, I missed a lot of time. Doctors have forbidden me to practice. I have not had time to prepare for the remaining months to perform at the Olympics adequately. Well, trip to Olympics as tourist makes no sense. I decided to complete a career and start a scientific activity," Taymazov said.
According to him, now he intends to engage in scientific activities.
"For this I went to postgraduate study of Lesgaft National State University. Under the guidance of Professor Boris Tarakanov, I will prepare a thesis on the individual preparation of high-class fighters. I hope that this will help to develop wrestling," athlete said.