From February 8 to February 10, 2018 in Moscow took place the National Armwrestling Championship of Russia for the Disabled. ()
Traditionally, the tournament was held in the building of the Russian Paralympic Committee on Turgenevskaya Square. 158 sportsmen from 25 regions of the country participated in the competition. The fight was tough, uncompromising and very rich with great duels in all the classes and categories presented. We bring to your attention the short report of the participant of the Championship Natalia Yanuto who became the champion on both hands.
"My armwrestling in 2018 started just fine. As always, in a warm atmosphere, with old friends and also with newcomers. It was very joyful to see experienced armwrestlers, professionals, as well as athletes from the Paralympic sports, who took part in this championship. This time there were over 150 participants of the para-armwrestling Championship from different regions of our vast homeland. I would like to note athletes with physical impairment (PID, PIU) from such regions as the Republic of North Ossetia, Krasnoyarsk Region, the Republic of Dagestan, Perm Region, the Republic of Tatarstan, Moscow, Mordovia, Chelyabinsk Region, Moscow Region, Samara Region, Tyumen Region, Yaroslavl Region, Tver Region, Tula Region , Kemerovo Region, Sverdlovsk Region, Rostov Region.
At the opening of the Championship for athletes was prepared a special surprise, which brought a piece of warmth and joy. This was Ania Mazurenko, who flew from Poland to meet us:
"I came to you to learn from you!" - said Ania at the opening of our championship and presented gifts - personal cups to well-known people who, although not noticeably, contribute so much to the development of our wonderful and beloved sport - para-armwrestling.
After the warm-ups, all the participants went to their places, surrounding a huge arena, where special tables for pulling were placed. Tables for standing fight were in the left corner, and tables for the sitting fight - in the right one.