Alexander Samedova: Ramil Sitdikov / RIA Novosti
Former Russia midfielder Alexander Samedov has responded to the criticism of athletes who believe that the national football team was not supposed to receive the title of honored master of sports (ZMS). His words leads to “Sport-Express”.
“To title the VMT is a great honor. Do we deserve? I can’t say. I really respect people who spoke on this topic, and would like to develop the discussion,” said Samedov.
According to midfielder in football more teams the top-level and path of achievement awards longer. “Yes, indeed, we have become world Champions or Olympic Champions, as volleyball players, but the types are a little different. To reason, we deserve the title the VMT or not, not in my competence”, — he added.
28 Jul silver medalist and world champion on volleyball Ekaterina Gamova has criticized the awarding of the Russian football team who reached the quarter-finals of the 2018 world Cup. In her opinion, such a move devalues the rank of ZMS. Player supported double Olympic champion in figure skating Maxim Trankov, Olympic volleyball champion Dmitriy Musersky and former football player of Russian national team Evgenie Aldonin.
Video, photo All from Russia.