World and European Champion in Combat SAMBO Vyacheslav Vasilevsky told about how he lives now, what kind of sport he wants to give his children to, how he helps schoolchildren, for which he actively maintains his Instagram and something else.
Vasilevski talked with the FIAS website.
How is the world and European Champion in Combat SAMBO Vyacheslav Vasilevsky living now?
– Now I, like all the last fifteen years, live with the desire to become the best fighter. In SAMBO, it seems to me, I have already achieved a lot: I became the champion of both Russia and Europe and the world. And in MMA I have a lot of innuendo. In addition, the last few fights I have failed – you can say that I suffered a fiasco there. And I don’t want to end on such a note. I am 32 years old, still young and full of strength to restart as a professional athlete.
I am also involved in public affairs, I am a member of the Public Chamber of the Nizhny Novgorod region and I hold various events with young people. One of the projects is Road to Life, when I come to schools and tell my success story. I am happy to communicate with the guys and if there are any problems, I help them to the best of my strength and capabilities.
What do schoolchildren ask about most often?
– Many come up after the end of the official part of the meeting and share some of their personal situations and experiences. Recently, a little girl came to me, burst into tears and said: “I do gymnastics, and I had an injury. The doctors said that I could no longer play sports. But I really want it, this is my dream.” I understand her very well, because I had similar situations, I had serious injuries, and the doctors also said so. I introduced this girl to a good sports doctor in Nizhny Novgorod, she underwent a course of treatment – and he told her that she would be able to perform. After that she called me and thanked me. And that made me very cool, because I made my positive contribution to the fate of a person.
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