Category up to 78 kg was the largest. On the left hand 21 participants pulled there, and on the right – 24. Their level was just extraordinary. This year last year's champion of the category on the left hand Oleg Zhokh pulled at heavyweight, so champion's place was vacant. So fights were really serious. The competition was so high that a well-known Lithuanian armwrestler Mantas Asmonas did not even make the top 10. A multiple winner of the Zloty Tur Kazimir Iskandarov participated, he showed a good fight, but eventually finished in fifth place. In the final of the category we saw Zaur Saitov from Russia, who reached to the final unbeaten, and Magzhan Shamiev from Kazakhstan. Both reached the final through hard struggle, but in the end the Kazakh athlete had more strength. In two long matches Magzhan managed to overcome Zaur and become the new champion of the category.
On the right hand of the competition was also tought, we saw the world champion in the 75 kg category Shynbolat Rayhanov. Zloty Tur-2015 champion Mantas Asmonas was unable to defend his title and finished sixth. Magzhan Shamiev showed good fight and had a chance of prize-winning three, but his mistakes was expensive, and he finished fifth. Best of all was Davit Samushia from Georgia. Davit took a revenge with Shynbolat Raikhanov for the defeat at the Worlds and the final of the category he did not leave a chance to Sarunas Manarka from Lithuania.