Brazil, is the largest country in South America
and the Latin America region. It is the
world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population,
with over 193 million people.
Brazil was a colony of Portugal beginning from the landing
of Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500, up until 1815. The official language of Brazil
is Portuguese. Brasília is the federal capital of Brazil and the seat
of government of the Federal District.
Federation is formed by the union of the Federal District,
the 26 States, and the 5,564 Municipalities.
Brazil is a growing
sector and key to the economy of several regions of the country. The country
had 5.1 million visitors in 2010.
In 2005, Rio
de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu, São Paulo,
and Salvador were the most visited cities by
international tourists for leisure trips. The most popular destinations for
business trips were São Paulo, Rio
de Janeiro and Porto Alegre. In 2006 Rio de Janeiro
were the most popular destinations by national visitors.
Wrestling in Brazil
national language of Brazil
(Portuguese), wrestling is called Luta Olimpica. The Brazilian Wrestling Federation called Confederação Brasileira de Lutas Asociadas (CBLA)
and is divided into 19 provincial associations. The association's establishment dates back to 1979, when the Wrestling Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro was created. The first in wrestling specialized association was previously controlled by the Brazilian Boxing Association. Brazil is
late in developing wrestling. The
Jiu Jitsu, Judo
and MMA is however widespread and
in these sports include Brazil,
in contrast to wrestling, a world
Since 2008, Mr. Pedro
Gama Filho CBLA
is president. Immediately after the temporary exclusion of wrestling from the Olympic program, Gama Filho was
appointed in the FILA committee. The smart brazilian has certainly played a big part, that wrestling could keep his Olympic status. In the recent years, the CBLA made great efforts to give the national Wrestling Federation
structures and improve the still low technical
level. Of all the
South American Wrestling associations
Brazil has the best homepage
(only in Portuguese).
Antoine Jaoude won some international medals for Brazil.
In the early eighties,
the first Brazilians began to wrestle on international
competitions. One of the first protagonist
was Roberto Leitao
Filho, who won three South American
titles during his career.
So far, only five Brazilian wrestlers have
qualified for the Olympics. The
first was in 1988, Roberto
Leitao. Four years later in Barcelona
stepped next to Leitao
also Floriano Spiess.
(2004) Adrian Jaoudé
was allowed to participate. Beijing 2008 came with
Rosangela Conceicao of Brazil,
the first woman on Olympic mats and Joice
Souza da Silva represented
Brazil in London.
In Pan American
level, the Brazilians were not able to
win a title at
the seniors categorie. Silvermedals reached Aline Ferreira
de Silva, Luis Fernandez and Adrian Jaoudé.
At junior level is more succesful,
Lais Nunez de Oliveira
won the 2012
Pan title to 59
Kg With regard to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil great
efforts are being made in order to be successful at
the games. This also benefits wrestling.Groups
of brazilian wrestlers went to international trainingcamps to practice
with world-class athletes for example in Cuba,
Bulgaria or Japan.
At the World Championships 2014 in
/ Uzbekistan Aline Ferreira de Silva earned her country’s first
ever world medal, taking silver at 75kg. She also ensured the nation’s best
ever team finish.
“For the first time we have so many athletes abroad, this shows the growth of wrestling in Brazil and
it is the biggest investment of
CBLA in his
athletes. Only with the exchange
of high quality, we are making
progress." Reviewed Roberto Leitão Superintendent of CBLA the
investment of his association.
Joice da Silva represented the brazilian Wrestlers in the Olympic Games 2012 in London.
Ferreira de Silva won the first medal at world Championships for Brazil in Tashkent / Uzbekistan 2014.
The upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio are the engine for the development of wrestling in Brazil.
Wrestling in Brazil is still at an initial
stage. The general technical level is still low and there are not many experienced coaches. On the national tournaments mostly MMA- Fighters try to wrestle on the mat.
The MMA fighters
only see wrestling for an
important part of the "Vale Tudo". Their main sport is MMA and Jiu Jitsu, because
Cagefigths in Brasil are permanetly broadcasted in the television and very well
payed. Wrestling in Brazil
wins more and more popularity, many good
judo or jiu jitsu
fighters start to wrestle.
Caixa School Wrestling Project
Caixa Sponsoring Program
Fila Trainingscenter in Rio
January 2013, the former President of the World Federation FILA wrestler
Raphael Martinetti and Carlos Arthur Nuzman
(President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee) opened the new FILA training center in Rio de Janeiro. Support of the new
Training Center is the Navy of Brazil.
Responsible for the training of athletes in the Greco-Roman style, is the coach Pedro
Romulo Ramos, Daniel
“Pirata” Malvino and the newly hired
Furkart Isaev from
The FILA Trainingscenter in Rio de Janeiro opened in Jan 2013.
brazilian Navy founded a new wrestling Group in Juni
of CBLA and UWW Member Pedro Gama Filho.
A List of 19 Provincial Federations of CBLA.
A List of some different wrestling clubs in Brazil.
CBLA – Confederação Brasileira de Lutas
Endereço: Rua Bom Pastor, 106
Cidade: Rio de Janeiro
Estado: Rio de Janeiro
Telefone: (21) 3486-3666 | (21) 3591-9800
Telefone – Ass. Imprensa: (21)
98804-6974 | (21) 2447-7677
Assessoria de imprensa: Fúlvio Melo
Canais Oficiais da CBLA:
Telefone: (21) 98804-6974 | (21) 2447-7677