Vice President of the International Mas-Wrestling Federation, member of the Higher Collegium of Judges, Mas-wrestling ambassador to the world Odd Hogen took part in a videoconference yesterday.
In his speech, he specifically said:
"Dear Alexander Konstantinovich, Secretary General Arnold Albertovich and members of the Presidium!
These are unusual times!
Many of our tournaments and events have been canceled or postponed. But we all intend to carry on!
First of all, I want to especially thank Lena Tomskaya for her tireless efforts and tireless communication support for the progress and improvement of mas-wrestling around the world.
This year the US Mas-Wrestling Federation is seven years old. Over the years we have participated in all World Cups and Championships, and also hosted two absolute world championships.
Our biggest achievement to date is the victory of Martins Licis in the absolute world championship 2016 of the year!
AT 2020 year we were lucky to host the All-American Mas-Wrestling Championship in Los Angeles and the Arnold Classic International Tournament with the participation of 32 international athletes in Columbus, Ohio, shortly before the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent closure of all borders.
We are planning to host an international tournament in Las Vegas at the Mr. Olympia Sports Festival 17-20 December 2020 of the year.
We offer 2 weight categories for women and 3 weight categories for men.
Top three athletes (1, 2 and 3 places) in each weight category are awarded medals, and the champion in each weight category receives a champion belt.
The tournament is open to athletes from all IMF member countries, and we look forward to broad international participation. We hope, as always, for support from the International Mas-Wrestling Federation.
We think, that in this way we will complete the gloomy 2020 year and let's start GREAT 2021 year!»
Author: Lena TOMSK.
Author photo: Генриетт БОРБЕЛИ, Anastasia RYZHIKOVA.