Senior man 70 kg
The current champion on the left hand: Emil Amirshadyan (Armenia)
The current champion on the right hand: Arthur Makarov (Russia)
The current champions in this category will have to try hard to defend their titles. One of the favorites, Khetag Dzitiev, left this category, but as we see in the starting lists, there will be enough athletes who will qualify for the victory. Arthur Makarov is more and more asserted as the leader of this category on his right hand, and we believe that he will be able to stay on top. The champion on the left hand, Emil Amirshadyan did not compete at the European Championship-2017 and we can only guess in what form he will be. These guys will have to cope with a number of top athletes - Sergey Yermolchik, Mindaugas Tarasaitis, Hristo Delidzhakov, Zair Ahmedov, Daniel Prokopchuk and others.
Senior man 75 kg
The current champion on the left hand: Vrezh Sedrakyan (Armenia)
The current champion on the right hand: Shynbolat Raikhanov (Kazakhstan)
At the last championship the main favorite Vrezh Sedrakyan won the left hand, the guys from "Shardara Armport" Shynbolat Raikhanov (1 st place) and Magzhan Shamiev (2 nd place) pulled excellent on the right hand. But at the upcoming championship the situation may change: it's worth mentioning the junior from Georgia, Betkili Oniani, who won the category of seniors at the European Championships-2017, it will be interesting to watch his fight, and he definitely has chances to be in the category leaders. If current left hand champion Vrezh Sedrakyan is in good shape and without injuries, he will be the main contender for gold.
On the right hand in the race for gold Khetag Dzitiev is added, he moved from the category to 70 kg. Also on the right hand in the lead is the European champion-2017 David Samushia, who at the Zloty Tour-2016 took revenge for the defeat at the World Championships with Shynbolat Reikhanov. We allow ourselves to assume that this year champions in this category will be replaced. And we also advise you to pay attention to the athlete from Poland - Rafal Vozny, who is very well prepared technically, he can also take high places.
Senior man 80 kg
The current champion on the left hand: Atsamaz Urtaev (Russia)
The current champion on the right hand: Oguzhan Kocak (Turkey)
At the World Championships, Zurab Tavberidze will have the last chance to win the treasured gold in the category of up to 80 kg, since next season he is going to perform in the category of up to 85 kg. He is definitely a top and one of the leaders of the category, but he will be opposed by very strong guys. Atzmaz Urtaev, the current champion on the left hand, knows how to fight Zurab and already defeated him, so he will be one of his main rivals and one of the favorites. On the right hand the title of the champion is vacant, as Oguzhan Kocak went to the category above. The favorites are about the same, but we will bet on a young and talented athlete from Russia Georgy Tautiev: unusual genetics, sharp technique and how he easily coped with all at the European Championships make us to believe that he will become the champion. the legendary armwrestler from Bulgaria - Tsvetan Gashevsky - is also in the lists, with his luggage of experience and knowledge and with proper preparation he can become a problem for any participant of the category.