What is the history of Greco-Roman wrestling?

What is the history of Greco-Roman wrestling? Ancient Greece - birthplace of many sports, and wrestling as a sport, it achieved a genuine development in Greece. Cricket was included in 704 BC in the Olympics. It was a classic Pentathlon - Pentathlon: running, javelin throwing, discus throwing, jumping and wrestling. The famous Greek athlete Theseus was the founder of the first rules: The winner is the wrestler who throws the enemy on the ground three times.

In Greece, the importance given to training fighters, there were organized the first school for training athletes. Wrestling techniques widely used in the preparation of soldiers. Many prominent men of ancient Greece were fighters and participants in the Olympic Games - Milo of Croton (six-time Olympic champion), Pythagoras , Plato, Pindar, Alkinad.

The Romans adopted from the Greek passion for wrestling. Their struggle was demonstrated in conjunction with the fist fight, but in gladiatorial - with an armed battle, the winners of these battles became popular idols.
 What is the history of Greco-Roman wrestling? Milo of Croton (1672-1683 years., P. PUGEY, Louvre, Paris)
 But at the end of IV century school of gladiators are in decline and closed, cease to exist and 1,111,118. Olympics [/url] .

Only in the late XVIII and early XIX century in Europe, returned to the Greco-Roman wrestling. Now the site of its development is France, where he laid the modern rules of the game: in the Greco-Roman wrestling grips are held up his hands, without legs, wins the battle he who can put the enemy on both shoulder blades on the mat, or to the advantage of victory leads one of the rivals in 10 points.
French struggle - as they called the Greco-Roman wrestling until 1948. As in ancient Greece and Rome, the stunt was widely popular among the common people, popular athletes were in the traveling circus, local festivals and amusements. Later, the fight gets the status of a professional, played the championship cities, countries, organized championships. In France, fighters began to arrive from other countries to take part in competitions. Over time, wrestling has received international recognition and popularity throughout the world.

In Russia, the struggle began in those early times, when even before the battle were arranged melee duels among soldiers. In the history of our nation, there are cases where there be a war decided it was a fight. Thus, in the Laurentian Chronicle (per 993 PM), describes how Pecheneg prince invited our Prince Vladimir before the battle to fight the two soldiers, and whose champion wins, so for the victory. Russian soldier, a native of simple peasants, was stronger, he tore Pechenigy fighter from the ground and strangled her hands. It was decided the outcome of the battle.

And as Russian merry never passed without such fun, as the struggle of young heroes. Have always been good fellows who wanted to: "and to show themselves, and people watch." On the fight had much folk proverbs, epics. Who does not know our legendary epic heroes: Ilya of Murom, Dobrinya and Alyosha Popovich!

 What is the history of Greco-Roman wrestling? Georg Gakkenshmidt (1878-1968)
 It is believed that in Russia the Greco-Roman wrestling was introduced in 1895, and in 1897 in St. Petersburg held its first championship of Russia, which became the first champion Alexander Schmeling from the city of St. Petersburg.

Russia can be proud of their fighters: in 1898 in Vienna, at the first European championship in Greco-Roman wrestling fans, the winner was recognized athlete from Russia Georg Gakkenshmidt; in 1913 at the world championship among fans for the first time Russian wrestler George Bauman from Petrograd became a champion in the weight category up to 75 kilograms.
 What is the history of Greco-Roman wrestling? The most noble fighter of our time - Alexander Karelin
 1947 - a year of joining the Federation against the USSR in the International Wrestling Federation FILA. In the same year, the Champions were awarded gold medals, but the winners received not Users And silver and bronze badges.

It should be noted that from 1948 to 1990, Greco-Roman wrestling in our country called "classical", and only since 1991 has been adopted its present name - Greco-Roman wrestling.
 In Russia on the world sports arena in Greco-Roman wrestling a lot of achievements and heroes. By the number of winners we ranked first in the world. In our country there is the noble fighter of our time - Alexander Karelin.