The position of Russian wrestling Federation is that David Mussulbes should not be allowed to compete in Beijing for Slovakia.

Their reasoning is that he has not been a citizen of Slovakia for 2 years. Also, he is still living and training in Russia and planning to train in Russia for Olympics.

Further, he always represented Russia and was the coach of Russian HWTs until 2007.

Russian wrestling Federation claims Slovakia is simply stealing a ready wrestler without putting a dime in his preparation while Mussulbes is planning to use Russian resources to try to compete for Slovakia.

They are appealing to the Olympic committee as we speak!