In Georgia, after a three-year absence, the national armwrestling championship was held. ()
The event was very long-awaited and important for the athletes, many of whom were going to prove that they are worthy to get into the national team of the country.
In the weight category of 55 kg, the favorites were two sportsmen - Georgi Meboniya and Zaza Khubiashvili. So, Zaza won the competition on the right hand, and Georgi - left.
The category of 60 kg became, perhaps, the heaviest, because the sportsmen with numerous merits performed there: Alex Fretsuashvili (who was the main contender for the victory), Gela Arabuli, Merab Kakabadze and many others. Merab Kakabadze, who was on his head above all, occupied the first place on the right hand, in spite of expectations. But on the left he lost to Alex Fretsuashvili into a stubborn battle.
In the category of 65 kg the main favorites - Jambul Vibliani and Vileni Gabrava - did not pull, as they already earned their tickets to the European Championships. Therefore, in this category, the youth struggled to the best.