Croatian national Championship 2018 was held on the 11th of March in Sinj, town that's very well known for its traditional Tilters Tournament.
There were 152 registered competitors from more than ten Croatian armwrestling clubs. All categories had really interesting fights because this year's Nationals had the highest number of competitors yet and the competition was very intense.
Still, we would like to highlight the disabled category as one of the most interesting because the fights between Luka Drokan and Domagoj Cvitković were really intense, long and almost evenly matched. On the right arm Luka was better but on the left one Domagoj took the gold medal.
It was very interesting to see many newcomers competing against each other in a special category for beginners and we believe there are some real future armwrestling prospects there. In the heavy divisions there was a clash of the titans. Almost twenty competitors in heavy weight division were trying to win the gold medal, amongst which Josip Poleš, Viktorio Sović, Ivo Križan and Ivan Kokan took the first three places in both right and left arm categories.
In the open category, Josip Poleš took the first place on the left and Viktorio Sović took the first place on the right arm. This way, they once again established themselves as one of the best croatian armwrestlers.
There are big expectations ahead for our Croatian team because it it the largest one yet. First, we're going to Slovakia where we'll compete on the international tournament Senec Hand, then there are the Europeans in Bulgaria, in July we're welcoming armwrestlers to come to the World Cup ZG STRONG in Zagreb, and then we're planning on going to the World Championship in Turkey. We are constantly growing in number and getting stronger each year and it's all due to a great local support and a great teamwork. Our coaches are giving their best in leading the team and we have to say that the team effort is great.