Paizutdin Aliyev, an athlete from Dagestan, sustained serious injuries while attempting to perform a flying armbar while in competition.
According to reports , the man was diagnosed with a brain contusion, a closed craniocerebral trauma and a fracture of the cervical vertebrae with damage to the spinal cord. It is known that as a result of these injuries, the man was paralyzed.
The Grappling Open World Cup event took place in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Ministry of Sports of Dagestan emphasized that the competition “was not official.”