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Roman Vlasov: biography
Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling Roman Vlasov was born on 6 October 1990. His childhood and youth were passed in Novosibirsk, where he lived with his mother and older brother.
Older brother wrestled, and Roma wanted to be like him. Out of curiosity he came with his brother to the gym when he was 6 years old. Children of his age in the section was not. First training for the Novel was an indulgence. He came into the hall with a stuffed rabbit, put the toy in the locker room and seriously believed that the hare was watching him. Vlasov says that the atmosphere in the gym was close to him, and when adults were allowed to hold the rod, the boy glowed with happiness. His lessons started with the most simple exercises on the carpet Roma coach was not allowed.
Two years later hosted the first competition of Roman Vlasov. He lost the fight, got upset and began to cry. Then the trainer explained how important and responsible approach to training. At 9 years old Roman Vlasov has regularly participated in the Championships of Siberia and at the age of 12 went to his first national championship and took second place. Classmates admired the Novel, but «star fever» has passed a teenager. Says that it is a merit mother, who was his class teacher.
When Vlasov was 15 years old, the mother met a man and went to Bulgaria. His family was his eldest brother. The novel was at the time he entered the school of Olympic reserve, and trained hard. After College, he continued his studies at the law faculty of the Novosibirsk agrarian University. The athlete says that lawyer of his is bad, just that in this University it was easier to do.
Coaches Vlasov say that he has a solid character and one more priceless quality – he knows how to get ready for a fight. With 15 years of wrestler constantly performed in the Russian national team in various Championships and became the winner. However, then came the «black stripe».
In 2007, the athlete got injured and was forced to miss competitions 2008-2009. Compound fracture of the shoulder Roman Vlasov received after the second Championship. He recalls that at the time it wasn’t physical, but mental anguish due to the fact that he won’t be able some time to do sports. Operated athlete best surgeons of Novosibirsk, after had a long rehabilitation and more training.
In the summer of 2012 Roman Vlasov represented Russia at the Olympics in London and brought back a gold medal. Next year at the world Championships in Budapest he won a silver medal. 2015 was a landmark for the athlete – he won the world Cup in the USA.
In 2016, Roman Vlasov represented Russia at the Olympic games in Rio. The chances of getting medals to the athletes was high. Despite all the problems associated with the doping scandal in the Russian team, Roman Vlasov climbed to the top step of the podium, becoming a double Olympic champion.
The wrestler is not married. He lives in Novosibirsk, wants to build a large private house in which there will be many children.
In his free time Roman reads books, enjoys swimming and skiing.