Igor Samokhin, participant of the World Festival of Youth and Students: "I have found new friends from different parts of the world"
"I am a student of the Institute of Physical Culture and Sports. Upon graduation I am going to be a fitness instructor. I really want to open several Mas-wrestling schools in my hometown. I believe that this is a completely new direction and has good prospects. To discover new is to develop and development of the individual as an individual must be in the first place.
Having arrived to the Olympic Park of Sochi, I immediately went to the National Sports Zone, where we had our site of Mas-wrestling. The tasks have already been set beforehand on the Internet. We got acquainted with my colleagues from the "America" team and started sharing experiences with each other, also with anyone who wants to learn what Mas-wrestling is and there were a lot of such people! I want to note that our team led by Egor Ermolayev was very positive and we had no time to be bored.
I was very lucky, because it was me who was given the confidence to take part in the Intercontinental friendly meetings on Mas-wrestling. I had very serious opponents. In the final battle I had to face a strong and experienced Uruguayan Rodrigo Gonzales. There I experienced the whole essence of Mas-wrestling. This struggle was physical, psychological and mental at the same time. Analyzing my battles, I identified several mistakes that I want to correct and try myself in other competitions.
Благодаря фестивалю в Сочи и Международной федерации мас-рестлинга я обрел новых друзей из разных уголков мира. Главное, что нас объединяет – это одна общая цель – развитие мас-рестлинга в мире».
Thanks to the festival in Sochi and the International Mas-Wrestling Federation, I have found new friends from different parts of the world. The main thing that unites us is one common goal - the development of Mas-wrestling in the world. "
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