London Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, 22-year-old Roman Vlasov voluntarily went to serve in the army by conscription.
Three weeks ago, Vlasov wrote an application for calling him up for military service in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. As it has turned out, this decision was influenced by the experience of legendary Russian Greco-Roman wrestler Alexander Karelin, who in due time served in the Army too.
Vlasov passed a medical examination, which found him fit for military service. It is still unknown where he will be sent; this will be decided at the recruit depot. Perhaps he will serve in a unit of Novosibirsk or Tomsk region. He will serve a year as all recruits.
Simultaneously with the service Vlasov continues to train and prepare for competitions.