Wrestled boys under 18, juniors under 21 and veterans. For the title of European champion fought 379 sportsmen from 27 countries. ()
02.06 was the first day of the championship fights. Wrestled boys under 18, juniors under 21 and veterans. For the title of European champion fought 379 sportsmen from 27 countries. In total 805 participants signed in. As it turned out this was a historic venue. Back in 2005 at the same Universiada sports complex held the European Championship and for the first time athletes of our sport discipline passed doping control on the international arena here. But this was not the first thing that surprised the athletes and the fans who cheer the athletes at their homes. Live broadcast was carried and everyone could watch the championship for free. Armwrestling is moving forward. In 2012 Poland had 678 participants from 30 countries, and now the number of participants is growing. The level of athletes is increasing as well. The Russian team dominated this time. Turkey's national team broke into the top three. During award ceremony national anthems of Turkey and Russia followed each other. Over the past year the level of Georgian juniors increased significantly - if earlier their national anthem played rarely, now it sounds much more often.