Khadzhimurat Akkaev wants to lift in London despit the doctors telling him not to.
Russia’s weighlifting gold medal favorite Khadzhimurat Akkaev is ready to risk his health to take part in the Olympic competitions just four days after having surgery, he told R-Sport on Sunday.
Akkaev said he refused to withdraw his entry despite doctors’ orders to refrain from exercise for six weeks.
“I still asked not to withdraw,” Akkaev said. “I still somehow can not leave it.”
“I worked hard, really. Even in such an unprepared condition, as I am now in, I might be enough to win. Somehow I have that hunch.
The question is, will they let him? I don’t know who has the last word in cases like this.
Now only Klokov needs to make a come back.