Former member of the Bulgarian national wrestling team Shterev died from COVID-19 at 33

Former member of the Bulgarian national freestyle wrestling team Nikolay Shterev died at the age of 33 from the effects of COVID-19.

— The son of the famous wrestler and trainer Simeon Shterev was hospitalized in a serious condition. And later his father confirmed that he underestimated the situation and asked for help when his son could no longer breathe, — the website of the Bulgarian wrestling Federation says.
In 2011, Shterev won the gold belt of the Dan Kolov tournament in the weight category up to 125 kilograms.

In 2019, he passed a positive doping test for the banned drug cardarin, for which he was banned from competition for four years and this led to the end of his sports career.

Bilal Makhov – on a positive doping test: “This inattention was not malicious intent»

Russian freestyle wrestler Bilal Makhov explained the situation with a positive doping test, which was taken in January this year.

“I still have goals and desires, and I have ambitions,” Makhov said. — But in order to implement them, I need to have a healthy and strong body. And this requires time and attention to it. Now there is a certain stage that I need to go through. As for the situation with RUSADA,I would not say that there are any disputes. But there is a point — I made certain mistakes and some inattention. And now I need to explain to RUSADA — in the sense that this inattention was not some malicious intent. And this inattention of mine must now be justified and proved. And based on this, expect how RUSADA will consider the situation in the future and make its decision.
We will remind, Makhov was recognized as the winner of the freestyle wrestling tournament in the weight category up to 120 kilograms at the London Olympics after rechecking the samples, which revealed violations by the previously recognized winner of the representative of Uzbekistan Artur Taymazov and the finalist of the Georgian David Modzmanishvili. In addition, the 32-year-old Russian is a three-time world champion.


Roman Raines is looking forward to the moment when he can return to WWE, but his time has not yet come. He is now at home in full quarantine, as he is concerned about the health of his family during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

In the news source Ringside News, an article appeared in which it is said that the return of Roman Reigns to the wwe ring is not yet out of the question.

Giving an interview to the daily newspaper “Hindu”, Roman Raines shared his thoughts about when his return to WWE will take place. He is looking forward to “breaking everyone” in the ring, and he is absolutely ready for it. He didn’t stop training. You just need to wait for the moment when the level of the new coronavirus pandemic subsides, or when a vaccine for the deadly infection appears.

I’m ready to break everyone up, if you know what I mean. I’ve been training my ass off while this pandemic has been going on. You ask about performances in empty halls, with no audience, I will say this, it is incredibly difficult, and I have great admiration and respect for all the guys and divas who performed in this mode. No matter what I did in the ring, I always paid attention to the reaction of the audience in the hall, I tried to always be in a dialogue with our fans… so it’s very difficult to perform in an empty hall.

If I have to perform without an audience, I am ready to take up my job and do it at the highest level… I hope I can regain the title. More specifically, the title of champion of the Universe. But even if there is no question of a title match, I will still go into the ring to prove to everyone that I am not just on top of a mountain, I am that mountain myself. I’m the biggest star in WWE, and it doesn’t matter if I’m currently on the show or not… so I have everything to prove my power, just like I have something to lose.

Roman Reigns was scheduled to fight Goldberg at the WrestleMania show. He was ready for the match, but the situation with the pandemic forced him to refuse to enter the ring. Roman Raines went home, and Bron Strowman performed in his place.

There is no doubt that Raines will return to performing, but it is necessary to wait for this moment. At least he is not losing good shape and is ready for his next appearance in the ring, when he can break all his rivals.

Olympic wrestling champion Ivanitsky disappeared in the Moscow region

82-year-old Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling Alexander Ivanitsky disappeared in the Moscow region, reports “R-Sport”. The pensioner left the house in the Ruza district of the city and disappeared.

“The duty unit in the RUz city district received a statement from relatives about the search for a father born in 1937, who left home on July 22. Its location is currently being established, ” the police said.

Alexander Ivanitsky-Soviet freestyle wrestler and Sambo wrestler, Olympic champion in 1964, multiple world champion, winner and prize-winner of the USSR freestyle wrestling Championships, honored master of sports of the USSR, and later a long-term head of the main editorial office of sports programs of the USSR state television and radio.

Missing Olympic freestyle wrestling champion Ivanitsky found dead in Moscow region

82-year-old Olympic freestyle wrestling champion Alexander Ivanitsky was found dead in one of the forests of the Moscow region, TASS reports, citing volunteers who were searching for the journalist.

Ivanitsky was reported missing yesterday, July 24. According to his son Vladimir, Alexander went for mushrooms a few days ago, but never returned home.

Alexander Ivanitsky-Soviet freestyle wrestler, Sambo wrestler, Olympic champion in 1964, multiple world champion, winner and medalist of the USSR freestyle wrestling Championships, honored master of sports of the USSR, later-long-term head of the main editorial office of sports programs of the USSR state television and radio.

Earlier, the son of the champion suggested that the father could have drowned when crossing the river. According to Vladimir, his father’s basket with things washed up on the shore.

Legendary wrestler Alexander Karelin will leave the state Duma

Three-time Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling Alexander Karelin will leave the State Duma of the Russian Federation after a single day of voting, which will be held in September 2020. It will go to the Federation Council, RBC reports, citing sources.

“He has already made a decision and a corresponding offer,” the source said.

Karelin declined to comment.

Karelin, 52, is a three — time Olympic winner, nine-time world champion, and 12-time European champion. During his career, he won 888 fights (887 in wrestling and 1 in MMA) and suffered two defeats. He is listed in the Guinness Book of records as an athlete who has not lost a single fight for 13 years. There are cases when opponents refused to fight with him.

All athletes of the Russian national wrestling team passed negative tests for coronavirus at the training camp in the Moscow region

All athletes of the Russian national wrestling team passed negative tests for coronavirus at the training camp in the Moscow region.

The Russian women’s national team started training on the basis of “round Lake” on July 11. The collection will last until July 29.

“All the test results taken from the athletes during the training camp showed a negative result.

And now all 30 girls invited to the training camp are working on the previously planned training program, ” – said the head of the women’s wrestling Department of the Russian wrestling Federation (FSBR) Alexander Borzunov.

Greco-Roman wrestling can be excluded from the program of the summer OI-2024

Namig Aliyev, a member of the Executive Committee of the United world of wrestling (UWW), said that Greco-Roman wrestling may be excluded from the program of the 2024 Olympic games in Paris.

“Recently, Greco-Roman wrestling has lost some popularity, despite the fact that UWW seeks to maintain the audience’s interest by making changes to the rules. In 2022, the youth Olympic games will be held in Dakar, where beach wrestling will take place instead of the Greco-Roman one. Based on the discussions at the meeting of THE uww Executive Committee, I can say that, most likely, Greco-Roman wrestling will not be included in the program of the 2024 Olympics, ” Aliyev is quoted as saying

Greco-Roman wrestling is one of the original Olympic sports that were on the program of the ancient Games.

Earlier it was reported that 60 years ago, German Hari was the first in history to run 100 meters in ten seconds.

Beleniuk, a wrestler and a member of the Parliament: Ukraine will light up the USA on the level of racism

Silver medalist of the 2016 Rio Olympics in Greco-Roman wrestling, and now a member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Jean Beleniuk, commenting on the situation with mass protests in connection with the death of George Floyd due to the actions of a police officer, compared the scale of problems with racial discrimination in Ukraine and in the United States.

Instagram: Beleniuk wrote:” when I am asked if I face racism in Ukraine, I always answer that I do not, although in my Teens I was not spared all sorts of attacks from various marginals.”

He noted that the manifestations of racism that he faced are not comparable to what can now be seen in the United States — in a country with a developed, seemingly, democracy.

“I will not call on everyone to be kinder and so on, just stating a fact: according to the level of racism, Ukraine will give the US a light easily, we have much less of it! This is one, but not the only reason why I am proud to be a Ukrainian and live in this country with its disadvantages and advantages! It’s racism… Racism goes out, today I’m George Floyd, ” the athlete added.

On may 25, an African-American man, George Floyd, was killed when a Minneapolis police officer, Derek Shawin, pressed his knee to his neck while he was lying face down on the road. This incident was caught on video and caused a wide response in the United States, provoking protests and riots across the country.

Freestyle wrestling: description, history and rules

Description of the sport
Freestyle wrestling is a sport, single combat, in which two people participate. The meaning of such a fight is to put your opponent on the shoulder in various ways – turns, throws, tripping, etc.

Such a match lasts exactly five minutes, during which the participant must score three cherished points to win. If neither side scores three points, the match continues-it is extended for three minutes. If there is no winner this time, the fight continues until one of the opponents scores points.

Freestyle wrestling is a fairly old sport, it counts for decades. It began to spread from England, slowly flowed to America, where the fight was gaining momentum among the public because of “wild” techniques: dislocations of joints, painful techniques, and so on.

Since 1904, freestyle wrestling has been included by the United States in the Olympic games. This brought the Americans much more victories than other countries their sports.

Such wrestling has become popular both in Turkey and in Iran, where the wrestlers of this sport are almost extolled as gods, and the sport itself becomes a national treasure of the countries. Free-style wrestling competitions are held here very actively. After all, many people like this sport very much.

The struggle continues to gain momentum among modern people, especially among young people.

The sponsor of the Washington Redskins found racism in the name of the club and asked to change it

One of the us postal companies that sponsors the national football League (NFL) club “Washington Redskins”, asked the club to change its name, as it, in its opinion, offends indigenous peoples. This is reported by CBN.

“Redskins” in English means “Redskins”, and the emblem of the club is an image of an Indian.

The Washington Redskins won the NFL regular season twice (1937, 1942), and also won the so-called super bowl, the final game of the NFL playoffs, three times (1982, 1987, 1991).

We will remind, currently in the United States there are mass protests related to the death of an African-American George Floyd, who died on may 25 at the hands of a police officer who used a chokehold during detention.

“Disaster, shame, humiliation.” Tina Kandelaki – about the situation with the VFL

Match TV General producer Tina Kandelaki spoke about the situation with the suspension of the all-Russian athletics Federation (VFL).

Recall that yesterday, July 2, the international Association of athletics federations (World Athletics) confirmed that the VFL did not pay the fine until July 1 and did not provide information about when the funds will be transferred. Consideration of the issue of granting neutral status to Russian athletes has been postponed until the Council, which will be held at the end of July. The Russian side’s debt to the international organization is $ 6.31 million, including a $ 5 million fine that has been known for a long time, and $ 1.31 million in expenses incurred by World Athletics from June 30, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

“Well, the all-Russian athletics Federation did not pay a fine in favor of World Athletics of 5 million dollars. The consequences (more than likely) will be: a) Stripping our athletes of the status of neutral athletes and b) doubling the fine.

The vfla has already stated (and this is all the Federation has done!) that it is not allowed to punish athletes. Masha Lasitskene – the undisputed world leader in her discipline-tried to save the situation, and this in itself is already a wild thing: an athlete already puts his entire life on the altar of endless training, earning glory for his country. Sports officials (with rare exceptions) we don’t run very well, and they only throw spears at each other.

The whole situation in our athletics in recent years is a disaster, a disgrace and a man-made humiliation of our own clean athletes, ” Kandelaki wrote in her telegram channel.

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.