Germany (German: Deutschland), officially the Federal
Republic of is a federal parliamentary
republic in west-central Europe. The country
consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers
an area of 357,021 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi) and has a largely
temperate seasonal climate. With 81.8 million inhabitants, it is the most
populous member state in the European Union. Germany is one of the major political
and economic powers of the European continent and a historic leader in many
theoretical and technical fields.
Wrestling in Germany
In the German language Wrestling is called “Ringen”. The German Wrestling
Federacion is called Deutsche Ringer-Bund e. V. (DRB) and it is founded in 1972 (Befor it was a
athletic Federacion together with weigtlifting). Its the
umbrella organization of the 20 regional
organizations and the 471 German wrestling clubs.
Seat of the DRB since 2000 is Dortmund.
The current president is Manfred Werner. The predecessor organization of the DRB
was the German athletes covenant in which also
the weightlifters took part.
The olympic style wrestling in Germany has
a long tradition. Already in 1893 the first
German Championships were held. Moreover,
since 1922 Championships for teams will
be held. German record team-champion
is the VfK
Schifferstadt. Numerous Germans have
been very successful at World Championships andOlympic Games. Probably the most successful German wrestler was Wilfried Dietrich, who won a gold, two silver and bronze medal at the Olympics in the1950s and 1960s.
Today wrestling in
is not much popular and not often to see in tv.
Germany is due to its high level of development and a large population, a generally successful sporting
nation. Seven German Wrestlers
have been Olympic champion (list). A world champion title (list) won 23
German wrestlers. After German reunification, the wrestlers had the most successful times in the nineties: Maik Bullmann, Rifat
Yildiz, Arawat Sabejew,
Thomas Zander, Alfred Ter-Mkrychyan, Alexander
Leipold and Brigitta Wagner won the World Cup.
In the new millennium, these results
can not be achieved and World Cup medals
have become a
rarity. A positive exception was
the silver medal won by Mirko Englich at
the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. To the Games in London in 2012 could qualify only four
athletes (Alexandra Engelhardt, Tim Schleicher,
Nick and Frank
Matuhin Staebler).The Fifth place of Frank
Staebler in weight
to 66kg Greco
was a good individual
performance, but the DRB is extremely
dissatisfied with this result.
The German Federation wrestlers can, however, make reasonable hope for better times.
Since 2009, have the
newcomers Ahmed Dudarov, Manuel Wolfer, Peter Oehler, Aline Jibs, Nina
Hemmer, Jackeline Schellin, Coskun Efe,
Edward Popp, Oliver
Runge, Saba Bolaghi,
Frank Staebler, Etka
Sever, Luise Niemesch,
Eva Sauer and
Denis Kudla in a
medal at Junior World Championships in wrestling. In 2014 Aline Focken won the World title in Tashkent/Uzbekistan,and Frank Stäbler also won Gold 2015 in Las Vegas/USA.
Seeger is one of the german wrestling idols. He won the World Cup twice
Cadet World Champion 2011, Denis Kudla. World Champion 2014 Aline Focken.
the number of clubs is slightly
declined. This negative trend has many causes, but depends
also by a low birth and can be detected in nearly all sports. Team fights are more popular
than tournaments. In southern Germany, there are more wrestling
clubs than in the north. Following Wrestling Centers have been approved in the
DRB for the Olympic cycle 2013-2016: Aschaffenburg,
Schifferstadt, Frankfurt / Oder (only Greco-Roman), Saarbrücken (only Greco
/ Roman) and Dormagen (women), For
Juniors Freiburg, Jena,
The national coaches are Sven Thiele (freestyle), Carl Michael
(Greco), Nicolea Ghita, Patrik Loes
and Alexandra Engelhardt
(women) and for
the Juniors are Maik Bullmann (Greco) and
Jürgen Scheibe (freestyle) responsible. Sportdirektor is Jannis Zamanduridis.
Wrestling will be held in Germany
as a team sport and its called Bundesliga (like soccer). Two teams figth against each other. Each team is usually ten starters
on (one for each weight
class and the categories 66, 74 and
84 twice). Half of the competions are fought in freestyle and in Greco-Roman wrestling. The scoring points of the individual won
rounds will be added. Exception of touche,
technical superiority, surrender and
disqualification of a wrestler. These are ranked with
4-0 for the winners team.
there is a system of leagues.
The highest league is the first Bundesliga. This
league is in a north -. and Southern
group subdivided. The four best-placed teams
qualify for the finals. This
is the all-in
System held here
and the title
of the German team champion
(list). To the finals usually
come 4000 spectators. In the German Bundesliga, many foreign athletes (lured by lush fight premiums) have
contracts to fight. Below the first
Bundesliga is the second Bundesliga, which is
divided into three groups (North,
Central and South). The top-ranked teams rise up to a league that placed last
relegated. In the regional associations,
there are other leagues, the highest
level is called Oberliga. Among
come Association, country and district
leagues, arrangement and designation
depends on the state association.
Around 700 teams participate
at the German league system.
Once a year, the German Team Championships for women will be held. Only
selected teams of different states compete against each other.
The competitions take place only in free style.
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