The message reads, in part:
“High-profile, large-scale competitions of this kind are always important and anticipated events for participants and numerous fans of this spectacular and captivating sport. I strongly believe that athletes demonstrate wonderful training and skills, and show character and true team spirit during the competition.
You have new serious challenges ahead of you. By competing at the CSKA Sports Centre, you will not only offer spectators a wonderful show of uncompromising rivalry, but will also acquire invaluable experience with a view to defending your colours at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.”