Organizer and main inspirer of the World Cup "ZG STRONG" Alexandar Jakovac:
"For the first time the tournament was held in 2014, and then it was called the Sokol Maric World Cup by the name of the main sponsor.
The idea of the tournament was born when I first got on "Zloty Tur" in 2010. I had never felt anywhere before such an atmosphere and sports spirit as in the Zloty.
And I thought, that it would be great to organize something like that in Croatia. Then we did not have either our own federation or a sufficient number of international athletes. We only watched the events in other countries and were happy that armwrestling lives and develops.
And then, in 4 years, my dream came true. Everybody liked the tournament at once from the first time. Today it is called "ZG STRONG" by the name of our capital, Zagreb, and we already have other sponsors.
The venue of the Cup is the wonderful WESTIN Hotel - friends of ours, who provided us a luxurious hall in the very center of Zagreb. The jewelry company provided the main trophies of the tournament: for the first place in the Open category - a unique Yakut diamond, and for women - a piece of jewelry art - a diamond-covered key on the chain. "
The work that Alexandar Jakovac conducted this year was also a truly jewelry art.
The organization of the event was perfect in every detail, everything was very professional. In order for the tournament to work like a clock, Alexandar used the electronic protocols program, which the Polish federation developed for the WAF. With its help, the organizers clearly knew how much time would be needed for each category, how many matches remained until the end, where they could speed up, and where they had to delay the time.
Experienced tournament organizers will understand how much effort it takes to hold competitions with 150 participants on both hands in one day.