Sport is not just good physical fitness. For a certain category of people, sport is the business of a lifetime, the work to which they have devoted themselves from beginning to end. The reasons may be different – the desire to prove the greatness of human capabilities, the struggle for their country, self-improvement, finally, just an incredible will to win. In this article we will talk about the most famous athletes on the planet.
Perhaps there is no other name in the world that would be so firmly associated with tremendous physical strength, like the name of Ivan Poddubny. This legendary weightlifter was born in Poltava region, in the small village of Krasionivka in 1871. Continue reading
Equestrian polo is one of the most ancient sports. “Sport of Kings” – this is how many participants in the games call it. Firstly, thanks to the history of this sport, and secondly, only very wealthy people can afford to become a professional polo horse (after all, horses of the breed used cost between 5 and 50 thousand dollars).
This sport originated before our era – about 2500 years ago, Persian courtiers (in the territory of modern Iran) could enjoy playing directly from the windows of the Shah’s palace. Continue reading
Sambo (“Self-Defense without Protection”), like some other types of wrestling, was developed in the USSR. November 16, 1938 is the official birthday of this sport. It all started with the release of the Order of the All-Union Committee on Physical Culture and Sports “On the development of the fight of the free style.” But much earlier, Spiridonov (specialization — methods of self-defense from boxing and national types of wrestling) and Oshchepkov (specialization — judo) developed independently from each other combat systems, which were combined into a single system, on the basis of which training in schools of the NKVD was built. Continue reading