New friends from Uruguay
Now let me introduce you our new colleague from Uruguay - Rodrigo Fabian Gonzalez Martinez. He was the one to organize Mas-Wrestling Confederation of Uruguay.
He will be a competitor of the 2nd Mas-Wrestling World Championship in Cholpon-Ata in a weight category up to 90 kg.
His sport achievements:
- the 2nd place - Mas-Wrestling Tournament «El dorado – 2015», Montevideo
- the 2nd place - Mas-Wrestling Tournament in Grape Fest - 2015, Caxias do Sul
- the 2nd place - Arnold Classic Brazil – 2016, Rio-de-Janeiro
- Rodrigo, tell us about yourself.
Rodrigo: My name is Rodrigo Gonzalez. I am 35 years old and I am from South America, representing the country of Uruguay. I have grown up and live in the city of Montevideo. I work in teaching physical activities and the practice of sports.
- What do you like to do out of sport?
Rodrigo: My hobbies are to listen to music, to eat with friends, to enjoy the beach and to play with my dogs.
-When did you get to know about mas-wrestling?
Rodrigo: I have known mas-wrestling approximately two years ago from the trainer Vilmar Oliveira who invited me to take part at the competition in Brazil. Since then I have taken part in several championships in South America. Also I began develop mas- wrestling in my country teaching and spreading the practice.
- What do you think about perspectives of Yakut sport in your country?
Rodrigo: Mas-wrestling in Uruguay was very well accepted since in South America, because we used to know new sports, other cultures and customs. Mas-wrestling has a very rich interesting history.
- It seems to me that you like to learn new things. What do you expect from a new trip?
Rodrigo: I am very excited in next world championship, to know people of other cultures and places are one of the pretty things that have the traditional sports.
- How do you prepare for the upcoming competitions?
Rodrigo: In my preparation for this competition I train three times a week of gym and two of practice in mas- wrestling. In the physical thing - to lift weight, agility and stretching.
The strategy is a very important part of mas- wrestling competitions. But one of the thing more important are the mental preparation, the visualization and the control of yourself.
- Who will support you when you will compete so far from home?
Rodrigo: Always I receive the support of my family and it is the fundamental thing for everybody who wants to be achieved in the life. Also I receive the support of my students who are my friends and train very hardly to help myself in the preparation of the competitions.
I wait with anxieties the being departs from this great event, to make new friends learn new culture and continue teaching the sport in my country and South America.
- Do you compete from your country alone?
Rodrigo: I’ll be with perspective young sportswoman Lourdes Natalia Skrycki Pereira Da Silva. She is from Montevideo too. Natalia is a graphic designer, IFBB Body building and fitness trainer. She will compete in weight category up to 55 kg.
- What is your personal slogan?
Rodrigo: My slogan for the life is: «To train hard, eat well and enjoy the life».
We welcome Rodrigo to our mas-wrestling family and wish good luck in Kyrgyzstan.