Excerpt from the speech on television honored coach of RSFSR, master of sports of the USSR (twice) Musatov V.S.
Nevzorov has earned his place in the USSSR Olympic team in the 70 kg category in 1975. He was champion of the world, it's a lot to say.
Valery, Vice World champion of 1975 in the 70 kg category, is forced to go to a more heavy weight class, 80 kg, where defeats all Soviet rivals.
He was appointed to defend the honor of the country in weight 80 kg. At the Olympics, on the way to the final, he defeated a «clean» victory («Ippon») over all rivals with the help of his famous «mills» («kata-guruma»).
One can only regret that Olympic 80 kg final between Dvoinikov and Sonoda has been decisive in the dispute with the Japanese, our team was ready to throw off Japan from the pedestal of the invincible team in world Judo.
If Valery win, USSR judo team were the first, if Valery lose - second. The Japanese did everything to beat Sonoda! The finale was refereed by a Japanese with Brazilian citizenship, a Korean judge and judge from Europe. Two Asians make decision about victory of Sonoda. European judge, many professionals, athletes, spectators felt right to victory Dvoinikov.
Japan 3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze, the USSR 2 Gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze, but could and should have been the opposite.
Till this day, Valery often views his silver medal with sadness. It had to be gold, he's sure.