June 22-24 Lviv will host the international armwrestling championship Lviv Open Cup. One of the organizers Nazar Ivanitskyi tells about the peculiarities of the tournament. ()
Last year the competition was attended by about a hundred athletes, this year we plan to meet around 150 participants, and this year we have added another age group - junior 18 years. We expect that thanks to this innovation we will see more young people in the tournament.
We invited several well-known sportsmen to participate in the cup, and they have already confirmed their participation. So, we will see the multiple world champion and holder of the world title belt among professionals Andrey Pushkar, also among the invited are Oleg Zhoh, Viktoria Ilyushina, Dmitry Beskorovainyi. Perhaps, Rustam Babayev will attend the event as a guest. He has already started preparing for Vendetta #50, so he probably will not pull. We hope that other stars of the Ukrainian armwrestling will respond to our invitation.
Lviv Open Cup received international status, so we invited athletes from Moldova, Bulgaria, Belarus, Poland, and we hope that representatives of these countries will come to us and make a worthy competition to our armwrestlers.