Its second Olympic gold of Novosibirsk Roman Vlasov won, winning the games in Rio de Janeiro. The final battle took place in the night from Sunday to Monday, a major opponent of the wrestler was mark Madsen from Denmark.
This battle waited all Russia! It was clear that a medal from the Russian wrestler in the pocket, the only question is gold or silver.
“Roma, we are all very worried, do your best on finals, you’re the pride of Russia!” – wrote in social networks the fans of the athlete. Most of the posts were from Novosibirsk – the city where the athlete trained and educated.
- “On the spot. A bit left”, signed Roman’s photo on Instagram
Vlasov met all expectations and hopes! Although the victory was not easy for him.
“For Olympic Champions, the mood is special, and I felt, admitted the affair in an interview with “Sport-Express”. — This medal, the path was tough, I went through a serious test”.
All the fights the leader of the tournament won, as befits a champion. But one of the fights he cut the nail and into the semi-final opponent is strangled so that the novel almost lost consciousness. The judge, however, did not stop the fight and even made comments.
The final battle with mark Madsen too was not easy. 31-year-old Dane fought like a lion, as rightly noted by the commentator, it was his last chance at Olympic gold, he hardly expects to go to Tokyo in 35 years. In a fit of struggle he even struck his head on a cut eyebrow of the Novel, so the doctors had to stop the bleeding. But even this, oddly enough, played into the hands of our athlete. Having used the involuntary pause for a breather, Roman rallied and won a convincing victory with the score 5:1!
One of the first novels congratulated our famous wrestler, three-time winner of Olympic games Aleksandr Karelin. For Vlasov idol in sport and in life since 1997 when a small boy, barely come in the wrestling section I saw in the gym this Grand in all senses of man. It is the Karelin Fund helped to do the surgery, when the young fighter has a serious injury – fractured shoulder and his sporting future was in serious doubt. Now we can say that the novel worthily continues the work of legendary San Sanych, and their coach Victor Mikhailovich Kuznetsov.
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The city’s residents are already looking forward to the return of the champion! Four years ago, after the victory at the Olympics in London, the support team came to congratulate him at the airport “Tolmachevo”. Among those present were the mother of champion Tatiana Vlasova, who has come a long way, to congratulate the son. The fact that for several years she lives in Bulgaria, but this does not prevent their warm relations. Curious, but the son denies his mother to watch the fight live or on TV. Instead, in the day of battle T. L. goes to Church and prays for her son. Support Roman Vlasov and other members of his family – brother Artem Vlasov (the master of sports on Greco-Roman wrestling, two-time winner of youth superiority of Russia), aunt, very young niece Pauline and other relatives.
The plans of the champion will go to the Olympics in Tokyo, which will take place in 4 years, as well as to create a strong family. The house near Novosibirsk athlete has already started to build.
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- Meeting the champion in Novosibirsk after the Olympics in London (2012)