Aquatlon

Aquathlon is a martial art and combat sport in the water and under the water. The origins of the name, 'Aquathlon' are 'Aqua' - water and 'Athlon' - wrestling. The object of Aquathlon is wrestling between two wrestlers wearing masks, fins, ankle bands and ribbons. They wrestle under the water and on the surface in order to tear off their opponent's ribbon from one of his ankle bands.

  • 1980 - 82: Igor Ostrovsky, a coach of underwater sports at the Moscow Technological Institute, created and developed Aquathlon.
  • On the 8th of April 1982: The first Aquathlon competition was held in Moscow.
  • 1983-90: All Aquathlon Competition  were held in Soviet Union
  • 1992: The 1st Russian Open  Aquathlon Championship was held in Tula (Rus)
  • 1993: The 1st  Internaitional Aquathlon Competition. In this event participaited Naitional Teams of     Aquathlon from Russia, Ukraine and Israel
  • 1997: The Friendships Competitions beetween Israeli and Jordan Aquathlon Teams were held in 1997 in  Aqaba (Jordan) and in 1998 in Netanya (Israel)
  • 2000-06: Aquathlon Internaitioinal Competition were held in Moscow (Rus), Tula (Rus) , Socni (Rus), Istanbul (Turk), Tiraspol (Moldova)
  • 2007: Presentation of Aquathlon in CMAS GAIMES in Bari (Italy)
  • 2008: Aquathlon was recognised by CMAS (World Underwater Federation) as a sport discipline. 
  • 2009: The Aquathlon Commission was established in the CMAS Sport Committee.




     
     The athletes who participated in the first training in swimming pool   (1982)The athletes who participated in the first training in swimming pool (1982)
    The first Aquathlon Competition ( 28 Apr. 1988 )The first Aquathlon Competition ( 28 Apr. 1988 )
    Igor Ostrovsky, the Aquathlon creator ( 1982 )Igor Ostrovsky, the Aquathlon creator ( 1982 )