European Champion in Tel Aviv last April, Russia’s Irina Dolgova (-48 kg) had great hopes for the Baku World championships (September20th-26th). But the draw did not spare her by proposing her the 2016 Olympic champion and 2015 World champion for her 1st fight, Argentina’s Paula Pareto. The fact that she lost against her in Rio in her first round may have destabilized her. Patrick Roux, her French coach in the Russian national team, delivers his analysis on the fight of her protégé of 22 years old.
By Ludovic Mauchien