December, 12 at the Sports Palace "Lokomotiv" in Kharkiv, Ukraine National Cup was held. ()
This is a traditional event, which is usually held in mid-autumn, but this year the cup held later, and it was the final tournament for many Ukrainian armwrestlers. This tournament has become rich in interesting fights. It is noteworthy that many famous athletes have decided to try their hands in unusual categories. Viktoria Ilyushina, a multiple European and world champion in the category of 55 kg has struggled this time in the category up to 65 kg. Mger Musaelyan, after taking part at Zloty Tur in the category up to 86 kg at the cup was pulling in the category up to 100 kg. In the same category Alexander Ilnitsky European champion and medalist of the world championship in the category up to 90 kg for the juniors took part. Also in the tournament Evgeniy Prudnik took part. Evgeniy in a recent interview said that he was going as much as possible to pull with different opponents, to return to his former shape of the right hand. In connection with this, Evgeniy decided to pull in a category up to 110 kg with a body weight 93 kg. It is worth noting that in the same category Mikhail Rudakov, who recently resumed his career and is in great shape, pulled.
Viktoria Ilyushina on the left hand met very strong resistance in the face of Marina Shulika from the Poltava region, which came out of the suspension. Victoria advanced to the finals without a defeat in the first final match could not beat her rival, they fight lasted about 15 minutes. In super-match the situation repeated, the girls fought for about 7 minutes, and strong-willed victory over the legend gained Marina Shulika. On the right hand of Victoria leaving no chance to anyone and took the gold easily.