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    Wrestlo-geographic discoveries I made

    Quite a lot Dagestani wrestlers and coaches are born in the villages of Tsumada – this is a district in the western part of Dagestan where the borders of Dagestan, Chechnya and Georgia meet. I marked it with black on the map. The population of the district is 21.600.



    Nature:
    http://www.tsumada.ru/?f=foto&lg=ru&pr=1
    http://www.tsumada.ru/?f=foto&lg=ru&pr=4
    http://www.tsumada.ru/?f=foto&lg=ru&pr=5
    http://www.tsumada.ru/?f=foto&lg=ru&pr=21

    There are no roads there. Only a few tracks. A main track in the valley (see the pic and the map below) connects the administrative center of district with the neighboring one in the north. Only from there one can reach the eastern, urban parts of the country.


    more pics:
    tracks http://www.tsumada.ru/?f=foto&lg=ru&pr=8
    bridges http://www.tsumada.ru/?f=foto&lg=ru&pr=10 , http://www.tsumada.ru/?f=foto&lg=ru&pr=125

    The mountain neighbor villages are connected by paths
    pics http://www.tsumada.ru/?f=foto&lg=ru&pr=151

    Cargo services between and in the villages – only by donkey



    (building steps)

    Tsumada district

    Altitude in meters!

    Well-known wrestlers born there are Mahach Murtazaliev, Sajid Sajidov and Gitinov bros.
    On the map I marked red their villages.
    In the west: Kedi (altitude 1900 m, population 500) – Murtazaliev.
    In the north: Gigatli (1750 m, population 1900) – Sajidov.
    In the east: Tlondoda (1800 m, population 470) – Gitinovs.

    Sajidov and Murtazaliev in one of the villages (not identified)


    Praying for them in a mosque before the 2004 Olympics
    Last edited by akzent; 10-23-2007 at 02:55 PM.

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    Default Re: Mountain villages where champs come from

    The villages

    Kedi ? Mahach Murtazaliev




    more pics http://tsumada.ru/?f=foto&lg=ru&pr=30


    Gigatli ? Sajidov






    more pics http://tsumada.ru/?f=foto&lg=ru&pr=57


    Tlondoda ? Arsen & Shamil Gitinov




    more pics http://tsumada.ru/?f=foto&lg=ru&pr=51

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    Default Re: Mountain villages where champs come from

    The only sport facility in a village

    Imagine future champs made their first steps on the mat in there.

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    Wow! Great pics.

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    This is the town of 885 population that Lincoln McIlravy came from:

    http://philipsd.ukiwebdesign.com/com...page/Itemid,1/

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    Thanks for posting these akzent. Wow, look small, poor villages with absolutely no luxury. Probably no computers, internet, video games, or cable TVs either. How can they train in such environment?

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    Much like the homes of the champions who come from the Mazandaran region in Iran.

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    I visited a Hopi village on the mesa in Northern Arizona, and they live in dwellings made of stone like these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Thanks for posting these akzent. Wow, look small, poor villages with absolutely no luxury. Probably no computers, internet, video games, or cable TVs either. How can they train in such environment?
    Faith in the Lord, maybe?

    Very cool stuff akzent
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