Argentina is the second largest country in South America.
The country is a federation of 23
provinces and the autonomous city of Buenos
Aires, its capital and largest city. It is the eighth-largest country in
the world by land area and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations by
geographical area of 2,780,400 km2 and is the fourth by population, with over
41 million people.
Aires is the
capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after Greater São Paulo. People from Buenos Aires are referred
to as porteños (people of the port). Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination,
and is known for its European style architecture and rich cultural life, with
the highest concentration of theatres in the world.
Wrestling in Argentinia
Spanish wrestling is called: Lucha Olimpica. The name of the Argentinian Wrestling Federation is: FALA Federacion Argentina de Luchas
Asociadas, and has its headquarters in the capital, Buenos Aires,
where it was on 20 Established in March,
1928. It is thus one of the oldest
wrestling associations in South America.
Three south american
Champions 2015: Patricia
The big successes are missing for the Argentine wrestlers yet. At the Olympic Games
or World Championships medal
they could not reach. The most successful wrestler is Patricia Bermudez.
She was the only Olympian in wrestling in London in 2012 and is the first title holder at the panamericans for Argentina. She already won several international tournaments including the 2012 Grand
Prix of Germany in the 48 kg category.
at the Pan American Games 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The “Gauchos”
reached the four third
places by Patricia Bermudez
(48kg), Luz Clara Vascez (63kg), Fernando Iglesias (60 kg freestyle) and Yuri
Maier (96Kg Greco). Yuri Maier was (after
the Colombian Fredy Serrano), the second South American who
went to the mat in
the German Bundesliga. He started in 2010 for the RSV Frankfurt / Oder, and for 2013 he signed a
contract for KAV Mansfelder Land. Augustin Destribats from Cordoba is one of the biggest talents (4. Youth Olympic Games 2014) in freestyle.
The national Olympic trainingcenter is called CeNARD
(Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimientro
Deportivo) and is
based in Buenos Aires. Headcoch of the nationalteam is the cuban coaches legend Erik Leon. Also
nationalcoaches are Ramiro Maggiolo (of
the Boca Juniors), Javier "Pana" Broschini and the
Colombian Wilson Medina Nazaret. In addition to the national championships the "Juegos Evita" have (named after the still loved former
President Eva Peron) a high priority. In national
tournaments are not only divided in weight classes,
categorys between Novicios (beginners)
and the Primeros
Wrestling in Buenos Aires
Wrestling Federation in Argentinia
Malabia 575 Piso 8°
CP: 1414 - Ciudad Autonoma Buenos Aires
Tel: +54 11 4855 8908
Presidente: Sr. Fernando Rittner
12 / 2015