The Kuortane Olympic Training Centre has added a new wrestling hall, which will be inaugurated in March, with a 1000m2 surface and new wrestling mats.
A women’s training camp is expected to take place at the new wrestling hall in May with participants from nations such as Russia, Japan and Finland, reports United world wrestling.
A Finnish junior women’s wrestling team has been established, too.
8 days @ the 2019 "Big Girls" Training Camp at Finland's Olympic Training Center. Here w the world's best mid/heavy weight wrestling women💪🙌 pic.twitter.com/88gX67BFNt
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The team is called the Petra Junior Team, named after Finnish wrestling star Petra Olli, and consists of eight teenage girls – selected from the best young female wrestlers.
“This is actually a historical action from us to invest this much to young female wrestling athletes,” said Tapio Korjust, who serves as director of the Kuortane Olympic Training Centre.
The campus is located in the beautiful, natural surroundings on the shore of Lake Kuortane. This peaceful environment provides superb facilities to train and recover.