The news of the day! One of the world's leaders will not take part in the Mas-Wrestling WC
Martins Licis will not take part in mas-wrestling competitions, because he declared to participate at the Arnold Strongman Classic in those days, where he has great promise. He wanted to try to combine both contests, but the conditions are such that it is, to his regret, Martins had to withdraw from the world mas-wrestling championships. So he remains undefeated.
We wish our friend, an extraordinary and without doubt talented athlete good luck!
Non-participation of Licis gives hope to win to many of the upcoming championship participants and creates more intrigue. Who is today the world's leading contenders for the crown in mas-wrestling?
First of all - the Russian athlete Victor Kolibabchuk who craves to regain the title of the strongest in the world.
The second contender - Georgian heavyweight Zviad Kajaya who snatched victory of Victor with a stick at the Mas-Wrestling WC finals 2016 in Kyrgyzstan.
One of the strongest American mas-wrestler Jacob Finerty, I think, is also eager to achieve success in his native land.
Athlete Sergey Frolkin from Russian region -Yakutia also wants to announce loudly about himself. He has recently strongly grew in skill, shows a very good fight on the mas-wrestling platform and can qualify for access to the leadership group with the above athletes. He is currently coached by well-known in the world of mas-wrestlers Victor Dokalov. The result of his coaching, we will see very soon.
Russians Dmitri Popov, Erchim Bappagay River and Tuyare Orlova was denied an entry visa to the United States. The final composition of the national mas-wrestling team of Russia entered Roman Kalinin (Moscow region) and Anton Dementyev (Tomsk Region). They are priseners of the Russia Mas-Wrestling Championship in the Open category, which took place in October 2, 2016 in Yekaterinburg. Among women the honor of Russia will defend Svetlana Tikhonova from Chelyabinsk region.
In the US list of participants are declared also Michel Stuzas, Ulisses Payne and Ben Rudy. Women - Daniel Currie and Lindsey Hall.
The president of the Hungarian Federation Mas-Wrestling Adam Darazs will head Hungarian mas-wrestling team. In front and on a white horse, you might say. Next on the list - Tibor Kiss, father and son - Csaba and Dominik Juhasz.
What about other countries?
Slovakia - Tamas Sido, Tajikistan - Navruz Arabs, Armenia - Karen Martirosyan, Uzbekistan - Olesya Gureeva,
For the first time Canadian athletes, attracted Odd Haugen, will attend, - Tim Sugar, James Loach among men and among women Robyn Koolen.
It is difficult to be sure now in participation of Azerbaijan sportsmen - 2 men and 1 woman, from Kyrgyzstan - 4 men and 2 women, Iran - 1 man and 1 woman, Benin - 3 men. They are currently held interviews with the US Embassies in their countries. I hope that everything will be more successful than other foreign athletes who have been denied.