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    Quote Originally Posted by COL66 View Post
    as you know, controlling his weight is the biggest challenge. before the 2007 pan ams, some international wrestlers went to cuba to train. they said they didnt even recognize quintana bc he was so fat. not healthy, and overweight, but FAT. they said he had a full gut.

    maybe a lifetime of cutting weight really messed up his metabolism.
    How can you get fat by eating rationed rice and sucking on ice cubes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    How can you get fat by eating rationed rice and sucking on ice cubes?

    Big, wrestlers are better off than the average Cubano.

    Not immensely but significantly. Also depending on your triumphs.

    Romero had a decent looking car in the day and a pad near the water.

    Rod wore expensive clothes and went shot for shot with me in a game of tag you're it for straight rum.

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    It's all the money they make from throwing matches

    (geez, now that I think about, this may actually be true... maybe?)
    Last edited by arm-spin; 08-07-2008 at 07:18 PM.

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    White rice has a lot of calories.

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    Albania – Sahit Prizreni


    Cuba – Mijain Lopez



    Egypt – Karam Gaber


    Georgia – Ramaz Nozadze



    Peru – Sixto Barrera

    closer view: http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/822...4831B75F48EF45

    Turkey – Mehmet ?zal




    Azerbaijan - Farid Mansurov
    http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/822...0A760B0D811297
    http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/822...4831B75F48EF45

    Guinea-Bissau - Augusto Midana
    http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/822...0A760B0D811297


    missing:
    Moldova - Nicolai Ceban
    Palau - Elgin Elwais
    Last edited by akzent; 08-09-2008 at 06:54 AM.

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    azkent, exactly how much do you know about mongolian greco wrestling or people who do? my fiancee have to decide whether to move to russia, ukraine, turkey, or mongolia. she is obtaining a masters in international health and for her school, she must go to one of these countries to build a hospital. she has her mind set on turkey or mongolia, but i do not want her to go to turkey because of safety, so it will most likely be mongolia. can you give me a brief snapshot of what wrestling is like in mongolia? thank you very much.

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    I thought construction workers build hospitals.

    Why would Russia need help building hospitals? Why not some poor African country?

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    Unlike FS, GR isn't popular there. Mongolia has never participated at GR worlds. They seldom appear even at Asian championships. They must have any GR clubs but I don't know anything about their activities and programs.

    Turkey and Mongolia are the better options. Russia and Ukraine are Scheisse. For a work that she would have to do in Turkey the problem is not the safety, but the intercultural communication. In Turkey, there is no anonymous trust, e.g. when communicating with authorities or any bureaucratic institutions (and she will have to do this!), or even with ordinary people. That makes public work not easy. The trust is always personalized. You must be part of the personal networks of Mr. X or Y and only then you can work with him more or less successfully. That is why Mongolia is the best option. Maybe you will find any greco guys there.

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