Welcome to our series on Professionals’ World Cup. In the following parts you will read all about Zloty Tur - Nemiroff World Cup. In today’s article, we will tell you about the beginnings of this event and its first edition. ()
It’s been obvious for a long time now that anyone can arm-wrestle. But to fight in the most prestigious tournaments you need something more. You need superhuman strength, skill, technique, intelligence and a fighter’s heart. Those are the qualities of fighters participating in the Professionals’ World Cup. It is here that legends come to fight.
A bit of history
Nemiroff World Cup is, for armwrestling pros at least, the most prestigious tournament on Earth. Many would disagree, saying that it should be Olympics. And they would be right! An then of course there are Europeans and Worlds, where loads of stars come to fight, but the number of weight categories (every 5kg) and participation of a huge number of people makes it hard to choose the best of the best. The annual Professionals’ World Cup is where the real stars are chosen, because only the top armwrestlers are invited to participate. There are also fewer weight categories. And then there’s the prestigious OPEN category, choosing the best of the best of the whole year.
The history of Professionals’ World Cup dates back to 2000. It is then when the first “Zloty Tur Cup” took place. The best fighters from Poland and Ukraine took part. This became a sort of a national match, but certainly this tournament became history in the world of armwrestling.
I ZLOTY TUR CUP TOURNAMENT
Five women and twenty nine men met on 20th February 2000 in Gdynia, in Tornado club at the first, international armwrestling tournament of the “Zloty Tur” series. The prize was 1200$.