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Nikita Nagornyy: "My only opponent is myself"

Sydney 2000 all-around gold medallist Alexei Nemov admires Nikita Nagornyy's talent and humility, but warns he must control his emotions if he is to achieve historic things on the Olympic stage. "My only opponent is myself," says Nagornyy who does not want to be called 'king of the mat'. "It is simply a task that I have to do." And Nagornyy delivered leading ROC to team gold at Tokyo 2020.

Nikita Nagornyy: "My only opponent is myself"

Sydney 2000 all-around gold medallist Alexei Nemov admires Nikita Nagornyy's talent and humility, but warns he must control his emotions if he is to achieve historic things on the Olympic stage. "My only opponent is myself," says Nagornyy who does not want to be called 'king of the mat'. "It is simply a task that I have to do." And Nagornyy delivered leading ROC to team gold at Tokyo 2020.

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