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
In synchronized swimming, Russian athletes are always at their best. Even at the Olympics in Athens (2004), when in the finals of the group tournament the music of our athletes Ermakova and Davydova were turned off twice, they still took first place.
Water ballet (the original name of synchronized swimming) is quite a young sport, it appeared only in the 20s of the last century in Canada and very quickly gained popularity in other countries. For a long time (since 1948) synchronized swimming was only an indicative sport, and only in 1984 it was included in the main program – solo performances and a duet. Continue reading
Rhythmic gymnastics – is one of the most fascinating sports. The speakers of the girls look like fairies, who easily move around the field on the stage and playfully catch tapes, balls, hoops and at the same time smile so sincerely. In fact, this lightness is achieved by high professionalism and grueling workouts for many years.
This sport is relatively young, it appeared at the end of the XIX century thanks to the professionals from the ballet. Continue reading