New Victories for Chechen Wrestlers
Chechen athletes from the new diasporas in various European countries continue to be victorious.
On February 5th and 6th, the regular Greco-Roman and Free Style Wrestling Championships were held in the city of Witten, which is within Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia state. Chechen wrestlers from Belgium and Germany achieved good results.
Results of Wrestlers Born 1997-1998:
|38 kg||1||Zapir Yusupov||Raeren 2006 – Belgium|
|2||Imam Vagabov||Raeren 2006 – Belgium|
|6||Osman Mukhiev||Raeren 2006 – Belgium|
|42 kg||1||Dzhoxar Gambulatov||Raeren 2006 – Belgium|
|46 kg||1||Abubakar Tutaev||Raeren 2006 – Belgium|
|4||Salambek Mugaev||Eiyskirshen – Germany|
|58 kg||1||Abdula Gaziev||Raeren 2006 – Belgium|
Results of Wrestlers Born 2003-2005:
|21 kg||1||Mansour Vagabov||Raeren 2006 – Belgium|
|27 kg||2||Ibragim Tabaev||Raeren 2006 – Belgium|
|31 kg||3||Ramzan Israilov||Köln-Mülheim – Germany|
|34 kg||3||Zelimkhan Akhmadov||Raeren 2006 – Belgium|
On February 20th, the German city of Merka hosted a Free Style wrestling tournament called the “Border Tournament”. The event was organized by sports clubs which are located at the borders of Holland, Germany, and Belgium. The competition was held for young men, between 6 and 17 years old. Around 80 athletes participated.
Here are the results for the Chechen wrestlers:
6-8 year old category:
21 kg: Mansour Vagabov: 1st place
9-12 year old category:
34 kg: Abdurakhman Omarov: 1st place and Imam Umarov: 3rd place
38 kg: Abdurakhman Gaziev: 1st place and Khalid Omarov: 2nd place
13-17 year old category:
|38 kg||1||Osman Mukhiev|
|42 kg||1||Dzoxar Gambulatov|
|46 kg||1||Abubakar Tutaev|
|54 kg||1||Talgat Gaziev|
|58 kg||1||Ali Khabashov|
|63 kg||1||Abdula Gaziev|
|69 kg||2||Abdula Khabashov|
On February 25-27th, the city of Lünen hosted the National Free Style Wrestling Championship of Germany. For the first time in the wrestling history of Germany, a Chechen athlete became the national champion of the country. Akhmed Dudarov performed at 74 kg and competed with Germany’s 24 most talented wrestlers. However, Akhmed exhibited a great performance and defeated all of his rivals.
In 1/8 finals, his rival was Kubilay Sargicci, a native of Turkey. Akhmed knocked down his opponent easily with 1:0 and 2:0. The ¼ finals were a bit harder for our athlete. His rival, Karsten Kopp passed the first period with 1:0. But in the second and third periods Akhmed showed his capacity and defeated his rival 3-1 and 4:0. In the semifinals, Akhmed matched with Matthias Schwartz and walked into finals with 1:0 and 3-0. In the final, Akhmed fought Sebastian Christoffel; but he did not give his rival any chance. He defeated him with clear scores, 5:0 and 2:0. As a result of his performance, Akhmed Dudarov won the gold medal and became the first Chechen wrestler in a national championship in Germany.
On the other hand, Chechen coach Umar Chekarbiyev participated in a Greco-Roman championship in Sattledt, Austria, with his pupils.
Rizvan Khakimov (25 kg), Baysangur Musaev (29 kg), Ramzan Khakimov (32 kg), Abkhan Khakimov (35 kg) and Rasul Radzhapov (45 kg) won gold medals. Khamzat Radzhapov (25 kg) and Zelimkhan Musaev (32 kg) were awarded with silver medals, and Magomed Arsaev (32 kg) gained a silver medal, as well.
The 45-year old Chechen coach, Umar Chekarbiyev participated in the tournament at the 96 kg category. Umar did not give a chance to his young rivals, and became the champion. Aside from Umar, two other Chechen wrestlers fought in the adult category. Magomed Gamaev (55 kg) and Artur Arsanaliev (60 kg) won bronze medals.
*Text was written by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco