This summer Hasan Boroev, my uncle’s disciple, became the best wrestler
in the Greek-Roman class, in the world. And I decided to write a report on
this theme. Because I was proud of my uncle and I decided to tell you about
this unfamous kind of sport in our republic. While finding the information
I decided to make my theme wider. And began finding information about all
old sports we had in our small republic. I’ve found such sports as:
wrestling, horse riding, bicycle sport and so on. Today I want to tell you
about them. I’m sure you’ll become interested.
The first wrestler
At the beginning of our sencury in Russia he name of the great osetian
wrestler Temirbolat Dudarovich Kanukov was famous. This “bogatyr” developed
unusually. Before he was 1 year old, he was very small, feeble and
delicate. Then he began to grow quickly. When he was 10 years old he
worked with his father cutting trees in the forest. And when he was 5 years
old he worked with logs himself. When Bola was 15, he was 2m 24sm long and
weighed 200 kg.
Temirbolat (Bola) Dudarovich Kanukov was called “Kazbek”- a mountain.
Bola was very kind and uncunning. His neighbors often made him take exams
in his strength. And Bola easily managed to pass them.
His family wasn’t big - a wife, a daughter and an adopted son Vasiliy.
Bola adapted him when Vasiliy was 2,5 years old. He loved him not less than
It was hard to hide such big man in a small village of Koban, and
Temirbolat didn’t like to sit in his mountain nest. Bola asked his father
and went to Vladicavcas, where the Turkish circus was showing its tricks,
and asked the bast wrestler to have a match, with Bola. He easily won the
“butcher”. Thus Temirbolat became a circus wrestler. He liked to wrestle in
parterre. Facing Bola his rival couldn’t stand on his legs.
In 1904 Bola Kanukov became a professional wrestler and played on the
circus arena more than 10 years. He didn’t have any technique, but he won
his rivals with the help of strength and courage. He won many famous
Last time Bola wrestled in 1917 in Baku. It was parting and that’s why
the hardest match. It is enough to say that his rivals were world
champions. When he won last match he bowed standing on the saint point of
arena, which was small for him. He stayed in the wrestling history as a
very strong man.
Temirbolat died with unusual death. He lay on the dry ground. After the
storm he couldn’t stand, he was brought to the house ill. He lay in bed for
3weeks and died. Bola was bored in Mayskoe village.
In 1934 his daughter died. During the Great Patriotic War Vasiliy, his
adopted son, fought and died as a hero.
There is no doubt that the victories of wrestlers in free style were
caused mainly by the fact that the most part of future champions came from
classical wrestling the great "freers" coach Aslanbek Zaharovich Dzgoev
used to repeat: "Classic is always classic".
As a Peculiar example of osetian wrestlers, of classical style, we may
call Temirbolat Kanukov. The glory of his strength was rumbling in all
Before the Great Patriotic War Kermen and Peter Tukkaevs, Peter Andiev,
Mustafa Nakov and others glittered on the arena. Nakov became a bronze
champion of USSR in 1939. At that time it was very perfect.
Viktor Pavlov won not less. Since 1924 to 1941 nobody could win him in
the republic and in the whole Caucasus. Later Victor Radionovich started to
coach and prepared a great number of good wrestlers between them there are
A. Tukkaev, A. Makoev, V. Gacolaev and others.
Great was a share to the development of classical wrestling of Michael
Ogladze. His wrestlers Peter Andiev, Boris Burnacev became the Caucasian
champions not once.
But the special prosperity of classical wrestling came at the end of
50th at the beginning of 60th, many wonderful sportsmen won many
international and USSR competitions between them are Kermen Samenov's,
Michael Ogladze's and Aslan Dzgoev's wrestlers — winners of RSFSR
competitions of many years. And Anatoly Kirov, which came to Vladicavkas to
study, while he was here he won a world championship.
Tauzbek Dzahsorov, Boris Abaev, Tamir Marzaganov, Boris Basiev and
Shaukuz Dzarasov had both good methods in free and in classical style. We
can name many good wrestlers in later time, between them there are the
Sumenov brothers, and Sidakov brothers.
There were different moments in the history of classical wrestling. It
was famous and not. But in all times there were men, who didn’t let this
kind of sport disappear between them Aslanbek Hamurov, Emzar Karalidze and
Vladimir Uruimagov are mainly due to his efforts recently this kind of
sports has got the increasing popularity. For a long time in our republic
was only one school, which was headed by Robert Gouchmazov.
Today specialists talk about young Osetian "bogatyrs” such as Nart
Camakaev, Denis Forov, Anzor Totrov, Valery Cuckuev and Hasan Baroev,
became twice Russian champion and world champion in young category of 97kg.
In this weight Vladimir Uruimagov became an USSR champion, and now he
trains Hasan. Became Alexander Dulaev, Rastislav Budtuev, became Russian
winners, and now it is Hasan's turn. At the age of 17 he became a master of
sport in ass at Greece-Roman wrestling style. In 2001 Hasan changed weight
category for l20 kg. In this category Alexander Karelin won his coevals in
Russia and in the world, and in 2002 he won Denis Forov who won European
competition. In 2003 Hasan won Rulon Gardner, who won Alexander Karelin on
The next “congress” of the best wrestlers in our planet took place in
the suburb of French capital in Kretey. There were more people that in the
last years, as the price of the Olympic wins became higher. It’s
interesting that the gold medals went to five countries. And only Russia
has two the valuablest rounds. The world proud to our country, brought
Hasan Boroev and Aleksey Glushkov. But unfortunately team has the second
place. It’s strange that in four categories our wrestlers have no place in
Olympic Games. Hasan Baroev the youngest world champion in the history of
wrestlering .Paris was beautiful in that night. Our coaches were walking on
its street and exulted – we had the first golden medal. Hasan Boroev
brought it to us; Hasan became 21 an the 1st of December. In sprite of bad
results on the Europe championship, the main coach of our team took Hasan
on the world championship. And Hasan won. He went to these medals a tank.
But he collided with the wall at the 1/8 of the final this wall was Rulon
Gardner. That, wrestlers won Aleksandr Karelin on Olympic Games. But it’s
not all; in 2001 he became a world. Champion before the match Gardner said
that Hasan has a good technique, but he was sure that he’ll win. Hasan won
3:0 and this is all. Then Hasan easily won rivals one after one. The last
match was the hardest and he won it 3:1. Hasan Boroev is a disciple of
Vladimir Uruimagov, his another wrestler Denis Forov became a world
champion in his age category in Turkey, and Vladislav Kokoev had a bronze
medal. In his interview to magazine “Classical Wrestling” Hasan said that
he had been born in Dushanbe, but when he had been nine, his family had
gone to Vladicavkas. And there in 1997 he met Vladimir Borisovich Uruimagov
his family isn’t small – three sisters, fathers Mahar, mother Raisa and
Vladimir Borisovich, they are very, friendly. Vladimir is with three years
ago thanks to president of Moscow “Torpedo” Aleksey Kim, Hasan began to
life in Moscow. And in national team Hasan train many famous coaches.