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16:24 | Jul 17 | 2014

Foreign athletes preparing for the World Mas-wrestling Cup in Yakutsk

 July 12 and 13 Estonia and Norway hosted mas-wrestling competitions with Yakut athletes who have moved there to train coaches and  those who were willing to learn secrets of Yakut  martial arts and  Code of Points.

“All activities are focused on the World Cup. The countries have already held their first elimination trials, “- said the Head of the Vassily Manchaary Republican Center of National Sports Innokenty Grigoriev.

According to organizers, the competition took place in Paldiski, Estonia, where Ivan Sivtsev was hired as a specialist of Mas-Wrestling Development Department. He held master classes in mas-wrestling, distributed CDs with competitions and educational films, and books with the rules.

I was a judge in Estonia. Total number of Estonian competitors was 35”- said Ivan Sivtsev.

July 13 in Norway the Open Championship was held to select athletes for the First Mas-Wrestling World Cup.  Vasily Alexeev from Churapcha was not sent there for the first time. Last year, he visited the country of fjords with his colleagues.

The World Mas-Wrestling Cup will be held in Yakutsk, November 29-30 this year. “To this date, more than 30 countries filed the application for participation in the Championship. The Organizing Committee is headed by State Councilor of the Republic Dmitry Glushko and Permanent Representative of Yakutia in Moscow, Alexander Akimov,"- says IInnokenty Grigoriev.”.

 

Source: Evdokia Efimova

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