Knowledge transported from the US

Using his knowledge and experience gained in the United States, Gábor Farkas, assistant professor at the Department of Combat Sports at the Hungarian University of Sports Sciences (HUSS), is trying to raise the level of freestyle wrestling education to an even higher level.

Knowledge transported from the US

The 34-year-old professional, who is already teaching on the BSc coaching course while studying for his master's degree, was supported by the Hungarian Olympic Committee to attend the three-week practical training course which was open to only one coach from each country. 

Gábor Farkas, who works as a coach for the Hungarian U17 national team, stressed that he will use the knowledge and experience gained in the United States to do his best to bring freestyle wrestling up to the level of Greco-Roman wrestling in Hungary, while highlighting the promotion the sport.

‘During the first week of the programme at the world-renowned training centre in Colorado Springs, we had four double lessons a day with a lot of long-term training from nutrition to psychology among many other things. I spent the second week at the University of Pennsylvania, which boasts one of the best wrestling teams in the world today with two or three Olympic and World Champions. I attended here nine training sessions in total. The last week I was at the University of Delaware where we worked out the next six months' work including deadlines. The programme ended with a 20-minute presentation in English. At the end of April, I will travel to Lausanne, Switzerland for four to five days, where I will have to report on the work developed and defined’, he said.

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