Senior men 55 kg
The current champion on the left hand: Islam Reissov (Kazakhstan)
The current champion on the right hand: Levani Pogosiani (Georgia)
In the lightest weight category, athletes from Georgia and Russia compete traditionally, but at the last championship this category was won by a junior from Kazakhstan Islam Reissov. This year in the starting lists all the favorites are declared. We suppose that the struggle for gold will unfold once again between the representatives of Georgia and Kazakhstan.
Senior men 60 kg
The current champion on the left hand: Vali Farajov (Kazakhstan)
The current champion on the right hand: Nurdaulet Aidarkhan (Kazakhstan)
The category of up to 60 kg for men is traditionally one of the strongest and most competitive. Champions and prize-three in this category are changing at every European and world championships. At the last world championship the representatives of Kazakhstan pulled perfectly, and they became champions on both hands.
In addition to athletes from Kazakhstan, high places in this category athletes from Georgia, Russia and Armenia got. It is worth mentioning the junior from Turkey - Emre Albas, who became European champion in this category on his left hand. This is a very difficult category for forecasts, in the spring we saw European favorites in case, but the guys from Asia will definitely not let anyone relax.
Senior men 65 kg
The current champion on the left hand: Jambul Vibliani (Georgia)
The current champion on the right hand: Jambul Vibliani (Georgia) (after the disqualification of Gismat Vakilov (Azerbaijan))
There are also quite a few good sportsmen in this weight category, but usually the struggle for leadership takes place between Oleg Cherkasov from Russia and the legend of our sport - Jambul Vibliani from Georgia (subject to their participation). At the last championship another sportsman, Gismat Vakilov from Azerbaijan wad opened, but he was disqualified for two years for using illegal drugs. Also in this weight category now pulls Vileni Gabrava, who at the European Championships could beat Jambul Vibliani. Since there is no Jambul in the starting lists, the main favorite for gold is Oleg Cherkasov.