Countries - Venezuela



Venezuela, officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America. Venezuela's territory covers around 916,445 square kilometres (353,841 sq mi) with an estimated population of 29,105,632. Venezuela is considered a state with extremely high biodiversity, with habitats ranging from the Andes mountains in the west to the Amazon Basin rainforest in the south, via extensive llanos plains and Caribbean coast in the center and the Orinoco River Delta in the east.

Venezuela is among the most urbanized countries in Latin America; the vast majority of Venezuelans live in the cities of the north, especially in the capital, Caracas, which is also the largest city. Since the discovery of oil in the early 20th century, Venezuela has been one of the world's leading exporters of oil and has the largest oil reserves. Previously an underdeveloped exporter of agricultural commodities such as coffee and cocoa, oil quickly came to dominate exports and government revenues.


Touristic Spots  

Caribien coast - Beaches
Los Roques Island– Scuba Diving Spot
Margarita Island–  Beaches
llanos, which are extensive plains with a lot of animals
Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall

The Orinoco River delta
Merida in the middle of the andes



Wrestling in Venezuela                                                                  

In Spanish, wrestling is called: Lucha Olimpica
Of the South American countries, Venezuela has the biggest boom in wrestling. The socialist state has also benefited from the political and sporting cooperation with Cuba. The wrestling came under U.S. sailors and oil workers to Maracaibo. From there it spread this sport, and in almost every major city
in Venezuela wrestling is offered.

Silvermedalist at Youth Olympic Games 2014 in Nanjing / China , Anthony Montero.

Wrestling in Venezuela – international Situation

For the Olympics in London, Venezuela could qualify seven athletes for wrestling competitions: Jose Diaz, Ricardo Robertty, Marcia Andrades, Mayelis Caripa, Erwin Caraballo Luis Liendo Wuixelis Rivas. But for an Olympic medal, it was not enough yet.
At the World Championships 2011 in Istanbul reached Ricardo Robertty (74kg freestyle) and Luis Liendo (60kg Greco) respectively the 5th Place.
At the Pan American Junior Championships 2012 in Peten (Guatemala) Venezuela could reach six first places: Jackson Gonzales, Ibsen Aguilar, Luis Avendano, Andry Davila, Ender and Leocarin Garcia del Valle.  At  World Championships 2013  (Cadet) ,  Andrianis Castillo won a bronce medal in the 46Kg Categorie. Anthony Montero won a Silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games 2014 in Nanjing / China in 63Kg Freestyle Categorie.

In the beginning of the nineties, Venezuelas females wrestlers could win 11 Medals at world Championships.The most succesful female wrestler of Venezuela in the moment is Mayelis Caripa Castillo. She won two Medals (2007 and 2013) at World Championships.



At the World Championships 2011 in Istanbul defeated Ricardo Robert                     Mayelis Caripa (red), double World-Medalist ( 2007 and 2013).
 the multiple world champion from Russia, Denis Tsargusch and finishes fifth.

Wrestling in Venezuela - national situation

The Federacion Venezolana de Lucha amateur is divided in 24 Associationes (federations). The socialist nation has been investing a lot in the sport for some time. The "Escuela de Talentos Deportivos" is a kind of talent search in schools. The centers of the wrestling sport are the capital, Caracas, Maracaibo, Cumana, Coro, Punto Fijo, Barinas and Valencia and Marracay. Clubs there are in the country whether in the Orinoco Delta (Tucupita), in the Llanos (Barinas) or in the mountains (Merida).

Trainers work in Venezuela from Cuba (eg Herero Odelis in Valencia and Mario Figueroa Jiménez in Caracas), Bulgaria (Milcho Radulowski), Japan (Hideki Tomiyama) and Romania (Alexandru Constantin).



To get in contact for wrestling in Venezuela:

Rolando Hernandez

Rolando Hernandez, he runs a Wrestling Webside in spanish language   .
He is very committed and he kwows the wrestling scene very well and conveyed quickly to clubs etc.
With automatic translation programs he also sent information in English or German.

Facebook Fevelucha:!/feve.lucha.1

The President of Fevelucha Mr. Jose Gregorio Baretto Infante.


Wrestling Federacion Venezuela


Federacion Venezolana de Lucha Amateur                     

                                              Mr Jose Gregorio Baretto Infante, President                                               
Los Olivos
Av. 61     N° 73-104
4002 Maracaibo
Estado Zulia

Tel.                 (58.261) 754 3920

(58.414) 364 8141 (President)

(58.414) 645 9501 (secretaire President)

10 / 2014