OREANDA-NEWS. Russian freestyle wrestler Khetag Tsabolov, who won gold at the 2014 World Cup, announced that he had received Serbian citizenship and would play for the Serbian national team.

Tsabolov in his Instagram, having published a photo with a passport of a citizen of Serbia, wrote: "Dear friends, once I announce my transfer to the Serbian national team. I am sure that my choice will significantly affect the growth of my career. With God's help, we will conquer the world and the Olympic Games! to express gratitude to Mikhail Gerazievich Mamiashvili for support and help. All the best is yet to come. "

Tsabolov won gold at the World Championship at the championship in Tashkent, having won the tournament in the weight category up to 70 kg. At the 2014 World Championships, the 29-year-old athlete defeated Turkish athlete Yakup Gera in a decisive battle with a score of 10: 0. In addition to the gold medal at the World Championships in Tashkent, the 29-year-old athlete also won silver at the 2017 World Cup in the weight category up to 74 kilograms.

In addition, the wrestler is a two-time champion of Russia and a three-time silver medalist of the national championship. Tsabolov won his first national title in 2014, defeating compatriot Israil Kasumov in the final.