In some countries, various types of women’s wrestling began to be cultivated long before its official recognition.
In the Soviet Union, it was born on the initiative of the Honored Trainer of the USSR L.B. Turilina, who trained athletes in sambo wrestling. In 1959-1960, the USSR champion in sambo, academician G.S. Tumanyan, organized a special course in combat sambo for students of the law faculty of Moscow State University. Continue reading
Freestyle wrestling began to develop in our country much later than classical. It gained distribution, first of all, in Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, since the national types of wrestling cultivated there are very similar to freestyle wrestling according to international rules. Continue reading
In 1924, the country’s first classic wrestling championship was held – according to the new rules adopted in the USSR. Competitions were held in Kiev with the participation of 41 athletes. Fights were held in 5 weight categories according to the formula of 2 rounds of 20 minutes – with a possible draw outcome. Given the technical advantage, the wrestler received half the victory and could win on points. Continue reading