Last weekend in Lviv for the second time the annual open armwrestling tournament - Lviv Open Cup-2017 was held. ()
The Lviv armwrestling federation has established as one of the best in terms of organizing commercial tournaments in Ukraine and every year continues to raise the level of tournaments. This year the championship was held almost in the center of Lviv, thanks to a competent organization it was convenient both for the athletes and for the spectators. It should be noted that the organizers managed to provide a prize fund, which is respectable by the standards of the Ukrainian armwrestling. Anyone could watch the competition thanks to online broadcast. Finals in all categories on both hands and fights of the open class were broadcasted on the national sports channel - XSPORT, and were accompanied by comments.
The level of athletes in each weight category was very high, and the struggle for prizes was very serious.
In the category up to 63 kg there were 8 athletes. The main favorite of the category was an athlete from Kharkiv, the legend of Ukrainian armsport - Dmitry Beskorovainy. As a result, Dmitry was the first with left hand, but on his right hand he failed to take the gold. Dmitry twice lost to Alexander Rassokhin. It is worth noting the younger generation – the third on the right hand was Nazar Savvelyuk, who pulls in junior-18 category.
Category 70 kg was one of the most numerous, but this did not affect the quality of the category. Champions of Ukraine competed from categories 65 kg and 70 kg pulled there. We considered the favorite to be Lviv armwrestler Nikolay Burko. Nikolay reached the final without defeats with left hand, but failed to keep the lead and take the gold. In the finals, he twice lost to Denis Matyash from the Poltava region, who recently became the winner of the European Junior Championships. On the right hand the situation was the opposite for Nikolay, he lost in qualifying matches, but managed to reach the final, where he easily defeated Denis Bychok twice. In general, this category was remembered by a beautiful struggle and very high competition.
The main favorite of the category 78 kg on both hands was Mikhail Gavronsky, the last year's triumphant, then he won his category and the open class right hand.