IOC expells Deepak Punia’s coach Murad Gaidarov from the Tokyo Olympics on charges of assault


Murad Gaidarov has been coaching wrestler Deepak Punia since 2018 Junior World championship. On the day when the semi final event took place between Deepak and San Marino’s Myles Nazim Amine, Murad assaulted the referee who was officiating the match.

His case was brought before the IOC, International Olympic Association, who decided to cancel his accreditation. Murad, 42, is to take the next flight back home to India.

After this was reported to the media, Rajeev Mehta, IOA secretary general took to Twitter and wrote:

“Indian wrestling team’s foreign assistant coach Mr Murad Gaidarov who was involved in an uncalled incident of assault on one of the match referees, is being withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympic Village immediately and is being called back to India on the latest flight.”

Murad had a similar case of assaulting his opponent after losing to him in the 2004 Olympic Games.