Bronze medalist of Rio 2016 in women’s wrestling Fransson is disqualified for 4 years for doping

The world champion in wrestling from Sweden Jenny Fransson is disqualified for 4 years for violation of anti-doping rules.

Fransson tested positive for the anabolic steroid methyltestosterone. The 32-year-old athlete has been suspended since January 28, 2020. Thus, she will be able to return to the sport after January 27, 2024.

It is reported that the Swedish woman intends to appeal the decision to suspend. Fransson claims that the substance entered her body by mistake, and the laboratory in Sweden testing her sample did not follow WADA Protocol.

Fransson is the 2012 world champion, with a 2019 world Cup silver and three European Championships awards (1-0-2) to her credit. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she won bronze in the 69 kg weight category.

Canada has called on the IOC to allow political protests at the Olympic games

The canadian center for ethics in sport has called on the international Olympic Committee (IOC) to allow political protests at the Olympic and Paralympic games.

Now the IOC Charter has a rule that any protests at the Games are prohibited. Including: kneeling, various gestures, wearing ribbons, bracelets, and other attributes with slogans.

The canadian center for ethics in sport, which also monitors compliance with anti-doping rules in the country, believes that athletes have the right to Express their opinions.

Calls to lift the rule banning protests are also supported by the US and Germany.

The idea to abolish the rule arose against the background of protests against racial discrimination, which are now taking place in many countries around the world.

IOC chief Thomas Bach said he should discuss the idea with the organization’s athletes ‘ Commission.

Ukrainian wrestler and MP Zhan Beleniuk: “the First black mayor of Kiev? That would be fun»

Silver medalist of Rio 2016 in Greco-Roman wrestling Jean Beleniuk shared his opinion about the prospect of taking part in the mayoral elections in Kiev.

In August 2019, Beleniuk was elected as a non-native Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine from the Servant of the people party.

– There’s a mayoral election coming up, but you can’t go to it. Will you go to the next one?

“Look, it’s a long shot, and I’m actually having trouble answering that question right now.

It came as a surprise to me that I became a people’s Deputy. In five years, everything can change.

The first black mayor of the capital of Ukraine – it would be cool – – said Beleniuk.

Freestyle wrestling

Unlike other martial arts, where the victory is awarded after a knockout, freestyle wrestling is a competition between two athletes conducting certain actions (grabs and throws, turns and tripping, sweeps and other technical techniques) with the sole purpose – to attach both the opponent’s shoulder blades to the carpet, thereby achieving victory.

Greco-Roman wrestling is considered to be a classic, the “experience” of which is counted for thousands of years, and freestyle – for centuries. According to the latest historical data, since the XVIII century, the British held wrestling matches, using techniques with the capture of the legs with their hands and the use of legs for throws.

In the same century, the struggle “moved” to the place where the settlers sought, where it was called “grab as you can”for its democracy and freedom in the use of techniques. Although in the New World, the popular form of wrestling has received another interpretation – professional. This direction originated in the student community. There were rules that designated the main techniques and elements of a new type, which, by the way, is very close to what is now called “free-style wrestling”.

Basic rule
In accordance with the first rules, the “wrestlers” won the one who managed to press the opponent’s back to the carpet. However, later an innovation was introduced, which stated that you can win by the number of points. In order to defeat an opponent, the wrestler has exactly 5 minutes. If during this time period it is not possible to “extinguish” (win a clear victory) or achieve it on points (at least three), the referee adds another 3 minutes. The fight will continue until the winning end, when either of the two wrestlers either makes a touch, or scores 3 points. In the stalls, the rules allow you to make a turn of the opponent, using various girths and grabs, to act with your feet and hands. If the wrestler succeeds in receiving 5 points, he is declared the winner of the period, regardless of the score. “Freestyle wrestlers” are forbidden any actions that can cause pain or suffering to force the opponent to give up: to hit the legs or head, to use suffocating and other techniques that threaten life or injury.

Inventory, equipment
Wrestling matches in accordance with the rules of PHILA are held on the carpet, which is a square-shaped Mat with a vinyl coating with a side of 12 meters and a minimum thickness of 4 centimeters. The main place of the competition, where the match takes place directly, is a yellow circle with a diameter of 9 meters, with a red circle with a diameter of 1 meter in the center. It is to this place that the “freestyle wrestlers” return if the fight is stopped. The fight itself takes place in an 8-meter zone.

The equipment of martial artists is a tight-fitting leotard (blue or red) swimming trunks and special boots-wrestling shoes that do not have heels and laces with hard tips. Wrestlers who come out on the carpet are forbidden to smear themselves with fat, go out sweating, it is necessary to remove rings, earrings, bracelets before the fight, so as not to injure the opponent.

If you compare freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, they have differences, but not in essence, but in style. The only difference is in the use of the legs. “Classics” rules prohibit the use of legs, and even more so, to attack the opponent’s legs. You can not make hooks and tripwires. As a result, classical style wrestlers are forced to use only upper-body strength in order to throw with their hands or lift the opponent’s body, taking a close stance to each other. It turns out that the” classic “” accompanies ” the opponent at the moment of his fall to the carpet. “Freemen” feel freer in this regard. In addition to the fact that they are allowed to use their arms and legs to perform leg grabs and cuts, as well as to fight both in the stand and in the stalls (a method of fighting on the carpet from a kneeling position, lying on the chest, on the side), which significantly increases the winning chances of an athlete.

Dana white reacted to rumors of a shooting involving a UFC fighter

The President of UFC, Dana white, commented on information that the drunk man who last Friday arranged shooting near a bar in San Antonio, Texas, probably is the fighter of the largest MMA promotion.

“I found out about it this morning, and I really hope it’s not true,” the organization’s chief Executive said at a press conference after the UFC on ESPN 10 tournament. “in fact, I hear stories like this all the time. You have no idea how many bald guys are walking around the city pretending to be me. If I told you some stories, you would be very surprised. So I hope this is a case from the same series».

On Friday evening, a drunk man who was not allowed to enter the bar because of heavy alcohol intoxication, took a gun from his car and opened fire, wounding eight people, including five women and three men, however, none of the injuries were fatal.

Before opening fire, the man claimed to be a UFC fighter from California, outraged by the fact that he was not recognized. The criminal, who was accompanied by several friends, managed to escape before the police arrived, and his identity has not yet been established.

Rafael DOS Anjos has challenged Conor McGregor

The former UFC lightweight champion, Rafael DOS Anos, is ready to complete the business started four years ago.

“Let’s do it, Conor McGregor!” the Brazilian tweeted. “If you’re looking for a fight, I’m the one you need. Light weight, intermediate, Welterweight – you know, I’m always in the game. To hell with this de* * o about resigning».

Note that the fighters were twice close to making their fight a reality.

In March 2016, Rafael DOS Anos was scheduled to defend the UFC lightweight title against Conor McGregor, however, two weeks before the event, he was injured and was replaced by Nate Diaz, who at UFC 196 staged a loud upset, finishing the Irishman in the second round.

In 2018, the fight for the interim UFC Welterweight title between Rafael DOS Anos and Conor McGregor was supposed to be the main event of the UFC 224 tournament in Rio de Janeiro, but the Irishman’s attack on a bus with UFC fighters in Brooklyn forced the organization to abandon this plan.

Last week, Conor McGregor once again announced his retirement, explaining his decision by saying that the UFC does not want to organize a fight for the interim lightweight title against Justin Gaitzhi, and he does not see other worthy rivals.