Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Longest wrestling match ever

One wrestling match in the 1912 Olympic lasted 11 hours, and was fought by two middle weight wrestlers, Martin Klein from Estonia and Alfred Asikainen from Finland. There is an interesting fact between Russia and Finland that they must know, Russia ruled over Finland for a long time. On the day of fight, Klein Wore the dress of tsarist Russia. The final winner in this fight was Martin Klein, this was the semifinal match. However, Klein was so exhausted that he could not take part in the final match next day with Claes Johansson from Sweden. Thus, the fight of 11 hours proved Costly for Klein, as he won the silver and Johansson the gold.



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