Alexander Karelin: Ufa is ready to host wrestling world championship
UFA, 11 July 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Ufa claims to hold the World Junior U-20 Championship in Greco-Roman, freestyle and women's wrestling in 2021. Three-time Olympic champion, State Duma deputy Alexander Karelin, who arrived in the capital of Bashkiria for the opening of the International Summer Children's Games, noted that the Russian Wrestling Federation supported the Ufa’s application and in the International Wrestling World everything is under consideration of the Federation President.
“Juniors up to 20 years old are the nearest reserve of the basic composition of the national teams. We hope that by this period in Ufa there will be new opportunities for holding the World Cup. I hope that there will be fighters from Bashkortostan in the Russian national team, which will add spectacle to the competitions and many fans will come to support them, ” said Alexander Karelin, answering a question from the Bashinform Agency.
The President of the Russian Wrestling Federation, Mikhail Mamiashvili, noted that Bashkortostan has great traditions in this sport and it was not by chance that Ufa claimed to hold one of the most important tournaments in the world of united wrestling in 2021.
“Recall that at a meeting with Olympic champions, the head of Bashkortostan, Radiy Khabirov, invited them to the ceremony of laying the stone to start building the Palace of wrestling, which is scheduled for August 23. The new sports facility will be named after the founder of the Republican school of Greco-Roman wrestling, Honored Coach of the USSR Vladimir Borman.