Wrestling - one of the oldest popular physical activities. It developscourage, flexibility, agility, quickness and great muscular strength.
The International Olympic Committee was created in 1894, and two years later in Athens, in 1896, first its held Olympic Games, the program which is one of the major sports, was part of the wrestling.
Forever In the history of the world of wrestling has been written the name of the Ukrainian Ivan Poddubny. Ivan Poddubny in 1904, at the World Championships in St. Petersburg, defeated world champion Paul Pons and won the title of world champion. Poddubny invited to perform at the Open Championship of America on professional wrestling. And Poddubny became the champion of America.
In Ukraine alsopopular such fighters as Michael Mamiashvili Irina Marlene