Chechen Athletes Continue Their Winning Ways
Chechen athletes continued to collect victories in Europe in January of 2011.
From January 22-23, the Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia) Greco-Roman and Free Style Wrestling Championship for Juniors and Young Men took place in the German city of Hückelhoven. Fourteen Chechen wrestlers participated in the tournament.
Here are the results for Greco-Roman style:
34 kg: Abdurakhman Omarov (Bronze Medal), Umar Dhzamulaev (4th place) and Abdula Yunusov (7th place)
38kg: Idris Tabaev (Golden Medal), Khalid Omarov (Silver Medal) and Deni Mugaev (Bronze Medal)
60 kg: Zelimhan Dzeytov (6th place)
Here are the results at free-style:
23 kg: Radzhab Magomedov (Silver Medal)
34 kg: Abdurakhman Gaziev (Golden Medal)
50 kg: Eli Dzhamulaev (Bronze Medal) and Mukharbek Kurkiev (4th place)
54 kg: Talgat Gaziev (Silver Medal)
58 kg: Adam Dzhambulatov (Golden Medal)
85 kg: Shamil Kasumov (Golden Medal)
On January 22, the Belgian city of Elsenborn hosted a regional gymnastics tournament. Over 120 gymnasts from seven clubs in eastern Belgium participated in the tournament. The Chechen Diaspora was represented by the Gambulatova sisters in three different categories.
Eliza Gambulatova and her sister Ryana Gambulatova competed in the youngest age group, which was for 6-9 year olds. Eliza gained 39.20 points out of a possible 48.00 points and became the champion. Ryana also performed well, earning a final score of 38.50 and coming in third place. The eldest of the Gambulatova sisters, Karina performed in Group 2, with 10-13 years old participants. Karina earned 37.65 points out of 40.00 possible points. However, the competition in this group was strong, and for this reason she took 14th place out of 45 participants.
In other news, the refereeing department of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) has announced the successful young referees who participated in and worked during international competitions held in 2010. Chechen referee Aydamir Abdulaev, who lives in the Netherlands was elected as one of the seven successful referees of 2010.
*Text was written by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco