He is now competing for Kyrgyzstan and won the qualifier in style. Last year he placed 3rd at Russian Nationals. Obviously he can't beat Murtazaliev/Satiev/Tsargush but placing 3rd at Russian nationals means you are one of the best in the World. I don't see him having many problems with anyone outside of Russia. He will either lose to a Russian at Olympics before or in the finals. I predict 2nd or 3rd!